Daryl Lawson to serve as research chair of national wound management special interest group
The associate professor of physical therapy education was appointed during the American Physical Association’s Combined Sessions Meeting in February
Daryl Lawson, an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy Education, has been appointed as research chair of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management (Wound Management Special Interest Group).
Lawson’s appointment was announced during APTA’s Combined Sessions Meeting held in February in Texas. The Wound Management Special Interest Group provides a forum for individuals interested in wound management to meet, confer and promote patient care through education, clinical practice and research, as well as multi-disciplinary dissemination of PT-based knowledge.
Lawson has an extensive history in integument and wound management. After graduating from the University of Southern California with a master’s degree in physical therapy, he split his time working at an out-patient orthopedic clinic and wound care at an extended nursing facility in North Carolina. He later moved to Reno, Nevada, where he helped start a large out-patient wound care facility and worked both in orthopedics and wound care. He went on to receive a doctorate degree from Loma Linda University, where he investigated wound healing in people with diabetes using electrical stimulation as part of a grant from the U.S. Army. Since then Lawson has published 11 articles in the area of wound healing and electrical stimulation and was honored with the Wound Management SIG Research Award in 2012. In 2016, Lawson received a $100,000 grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center to pursue a device that will help heal wounds in people with diabetic foot ulcers.
At Elon, Lawson teaches and is active in research in wound care and orthopedics.