<p>Graduate students in the DPT and Physician Assistant Studies programs met in January with Elon's chaplain to reflect on the lives of men and women who are now human donors in the university's anatomy lab.</p>
<p>Fifty-three first-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students joined 20 elementary children on July 15 and July 18 for fun and physical activity as part of Elon’s Summer Learning and Enrichment Academy.</p>
<p><span>Srikant Vallabhajosula, </span><span>an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy Education, presented a poster, "Spatiotemporal gait variability among high school football players" at the </span>2013 American College of Sports Medicine conference in Indianapolis on June 1.</p>
<p>The winner of this year’s Daniels-Danieley Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stephen Folger, professor of physical therapy education, is described by students and colleagues as a constant voice of reason, fairness, compassion and caring.</p>
Dr. Laurence N. Benz, DPT, OCS, MBA, President/CEO of PT Development LLC, co-founder of Evidence In Motion (EIM), and operator of nearly 40 clinics in four states, was named the national winner of the Private Practice Section 2012 Robert G. Dicus award.
Srikant Vallabhajosula, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy Education, had his work presented at the 2012 American Society of Biomechanics Conference held in Gainesville, Florida. Vallabhajosula was the lead author for three posters and one podium presentations. He was a co-author on four other posters.
The Department of Physical Therapy Education congratulates DPT alumni Tim Miller G’07 on becoming a certified geriatric clinical specialist and Matt O’Neill G’07 on becoming a certified orthopedic clinical specialist.
A research poster, The Effect of Task-Specific Training in a Person with Cerebellar Ataxia and Vertigo, by Pamela Cameron SPT (3rd year Doctor of Physical Therapy student) and Jane Freund PT, DPT, NCS (DPT faculty) won second place in the student category at the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association's Fall 2011 Conference.
Bill Andrews, associate professor of Physical Therapy, is one of two investigators to publish an article in the current issue of the journal <em>Physiotherapy</em>. The article is a systematic review entitled "Normal Walking Speed: A Descriptive Meta-Analysis."
Daryl Lawson, assistant professor of physical therapy education, talked to 55 middle and high school coaches about ACL injury prevention during the 2nd Annual Sports Medicine Symposium held Aug. 4-5 at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, N.C.
John G. Currin Jr., president and chief executive officer of Alamance Regional Medical Center and ARMC Healthcare since 2005, was honored at a June 22 campus luncheon with the Frank S. Holt, Jr. Business Leadership Award, Elon University’s highest honor for business leadership.
Dr. Randall Lazicki, an Elon DPT alum currently employed at the Duke University Sports Medicine Center, was part of a panel who presented an educational session, <em>Knee changes from the sports injury to the total knee arthoplasty</em>, at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans last week.
Forty first-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students joined 26 elementary children on July 14 for a morning of fun and physical activity as part of Elon’s Summer Learning and Enrichment Academy, a partnership between Elon and the Alamance-Burlington School System that focuses on helping exceptional children in grades K-8 develop and maintain academic and behavioral skills they need to be successful in their learning.
The Elon University Board of Trustees has approved the establishment of a master of science program in physician assistant studies. The board's vote at its Oct. 22-23 fall meeting will launch Elon’s sixth graduate program.
Elon's new master of science program in physician assistant (PA) studies will be located on the university's main campus. Elon's board of trustees made the decision in a special vote on Jan. 5, following more than two months of study and fundraising efforts.
The New Leaf Society, of Burlington, N.C., has made a gift-in-kind to the Ever Elon Campaign to support the university’s new master of physician assistant studies program. The gift will support landscaping and other work associated with renovations of the Gerald L. Francis Center, which will house the PA and physical therapy programs on Elon’s main campus.
Elon University's board of trustees voted April 15 to establish a new School of Health Sciences, serving graduate students in the existing doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program along with students in the new physician assistant (PA) studies master's program, which will enroll its first class in January 2013.