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Dr. Mayer Awarded $1.3M FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:02:23 +0000 Dr. John Mayer, Lincoln Endowed Chair of Biomechanical & Chiropractic Research and Coordinator of Research for the USF School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences (SPTRS), has been awarded a Department of Homeland Security / FEMA Assistance of Firefighters Grant totaling $1,332,106, including a 5% extramural match from the Florida Chiropractic Research Foundation. This grant, titled […]
DPT Students Maintain Platinum Status in APTA’s Reach100 Challenge
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:02:42 +0000 USF Health SPTRS Doctor of Physical Therapy students have once again achieved the Platinum Level of membership in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Reach100 is APTA’s membership campaign that recognizes schools having 100% APTA membership among students. Representing the next generation of physical therapists, many DPT students tap into the professional organization’s resources to help […]
Libous to Present at Society of Clinical Research Associates Conference
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:49:08 +0000 An abstract, titled “Development and implementation of a web-based system to enhance delivery of back and core exercise interventions for clinical trials” by Jennifer Libous, MS, Clinical Research Administrator, and Dr. John Mayer, Lincoln Endowed Chair of Biomechanical & Chiropractic Research and Coordinator of Research for SPTRS, has been accepted for a poster presentation at the […]
Reminder! University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree (tDPT) Program Admissions Closes August 1st
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:44:51 +0000 Admissions to the University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences/Rehab Essentials tDPT program for the final cohort which will begin studies Fall 2014 semester will close August 1st. Apply at: https://hsccf.hsc.usf.edu/tdpt/ Questions regarding the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program for Florida licensed and Florida resident physical therapists can be directed to: tDPT-admissions@health.usf.edu.
Dr. Tajiri Receives $25,000 Grant
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:25:58 +0000 Dr. Naoki Tajiri, Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences and the Department of Neurosurgery & Brain Repair, has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute for research on “Stem cell-paved biobridges in TBI with AD-like pathology.” The award is being funded by the USF Health Byrd […]
SPTRS Faculty Earn ABPTS Board Certifications
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:09:14 +0000 The USF Physical Therapy Center, the faculty practice of the USF Health School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences (SPTRS), is setting the pace for Tampa Bay with 100% of its clinical faculty now ABPTS Board certified. The following clinical faculty members recently passed the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist exam that certifies them as […]
Board of Governors approves USF PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:58:07 +0000 On June 19, the Florida Board of Governors gave USF the green light to move ahead with a PhD Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences with applied concentrations in chronic disease, veteran’s health and reintegration, and neuromusculoskeletal disability. The proposed interdisciplinary research doctoral program will be only the second offered by a public university in Florida; the first […]
Dr. Klein Appointed to Credentialing Services Council
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:45:24 +0000 Aimee Klein, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS has been appointed to the Credentialing Services Council of the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). Dr. Klein will serve a 4-year term on the Council, a 9-member body appointed by the ABPTRFE to implement the accreditation process for residency and fellowship education programs in physical […]

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