Faculty Members Selected as Recipients of the 2008 Stanford Award

Bruce Greenfield

Steven wolf

Bruce Greenfield, PT, PhD, OCS, and co-authors, Allon Goldberg, PT, Phd, Steven L. Wolf, PhD, PT, FAPTA, and Catherine L. Curtis, PT, EdD, were selected by the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Physical Therapy Education to be the recipients of the 2008 Stanford Award for their article “Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues of Genomics: Implications for Physical Therapist Education” (JPTE, Volume 22, Number 1, Spring 2008).

The Stanford Award was established through the generosity of Dr. Katherine Shepard and others who worked at Stanford University in Physical Therapy Education for many decades. The award is given to the author(s) whose manuscript published in any regular issue of the preceding year has been identified by the Journal Editorial Advisory Board as the article containing the most influential ideas for physical therapy education published in that year.

Both Dr. Greenfield and Dr. Wolf are faculty members in Emory’s Division of Physical Therapy. They, along with their co-authors, were honored with the award and publicly recognized for their importance and influence in physical therapy education on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, at the Combined Sections Meeting.

APTA CSM Meeting, as Vegas, Nevada


You are invited to the

At the Combined Sections Meeting in Las Vegas

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Mariner A Event Room
North Convention Center Lower Level

This reception is a wonderful opportunity to socialize with faculty, students and alumni of Emory’s Division of Physical Therapy. We hope you will mark this event in your calendars and make every effort to attend.

We look forward to seeing you!


Emory University Physical Therapy Faculty and Staff

DPT/MPH Student Selected for International Exchange Study


Lori Northcraft, a DPT/MPH student currently at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health completing her MPH year, has been selected as 1 of 7 fellows who will be participating in an all-expenses paid trip to Cuernavaca, Mexico this March. She will be visiting the Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica-INSP (National Public Health Institute) of Mexico where she will complete an intensive week of lectures, field site visits and laboratory tours, all in Spanish. Lori will have the opportunity to learning about Mexico’s most pressing public health issues—obesity, HIV/AIDS, and cervical cancer/reproductive health. Additionally, she has requested to particularly learn about rehabilitative and farmworker health issues which will tie into her thesis related to migrant farmworkers (mostly from Mexico) in South Georgia.

Congratulations, Lori! We look forward to hearing about your trip once you return.

2008 Emory DPT Graduate Gives a Poster Presentation at CSM 2009

csmposter2Yumi Ueda Hutchins, a 2008 Emory DPT graduate, presented her research project at the 2009 CSM in Las Vegas. The title of the project was:

“Heel Lifts Increase Medial Gastrocnemius and Tibialis Anterior Muscle Activity Between Heel Strike and Heel Off During Gait in Subjects with Limited Ankle Dorsiflexion”. M.J. Johanson, PhD, PT, OCS, J.C. Allen, DPT, M. Matsumoto, DPT, Y. Ueda, DPT, K.M. Wilcher, DPT, were coauthors of the paper.