DPT wins the Biggest Stretch Award- Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge!

In May we reported that our students raised $8,748.54 in donations to the Foundation for Physical Therapy for the 2012-2013 Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge and won an “Award of Merit” given to schools who’s fund raising efforts exceed $6,000.

In addition to the Award of Merit, our students recently received the “Biggest Stretch” Award for the 2012-2013 Marquette Challenge! This is due to an increase in funds raised of $2,888.33 over last year’s total of $5,860.21.

Congratulations to our students once again for their outstanding endeavors!

Congratulations to the DPT Class of 2013!

On May 13th, Emory University held its 168th Commencement with over 4,100 graduates participating. Former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winner, Rita Dove delivered the keynote address. In a separate Diploma Ceremony following the Main Commencement on the Quadrangle at Emory, 62 Doctor of Physical Therapy Program graduates were hooded and awarded their individual degrees. The ceremony took place in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Auditorium followed by a reception on the plaza level. Three of the DPT 2013 Class graduated with Dual Degrees (two Masters of Business and one Masters of Public Health). The DPT Diploma Ceremony speaker was distinguished Emory alum and Edward L. Ratledge Professor & Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at University of Delaware, Dr. Stuart Binder-McLeod.

The Student Marshall was Brad Johanson and the Class Speaker was Maurice Middleton.

Congratulations to all the 2013 Graduates!

DPT 2013 Graduates

DPT 2013 Graduates

(l-r) Rev. Lisa Garvin – lead prayers, Dr. Stuart Binder-Macleod – Guest Speaker; Dr. David Burke, Chairman, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

(l-r) Rev. Lisa Garvin – lead prayers, Dr. Stuart Binder-Macleod – Guest Speaker; Dr. David Burke, Chairman, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Dr. Marie Johanson, Associate Director and Dr. Zoher Kapasi, Director of the DPT Program

Dr. Marie Johanson, Associate Director and Dr. Zoher Kapasi, Director of the DPT Program

DPT 2013 Graduates

DPT 2013 Graduates

DPT Program Earns Runner-Up in a GA Publix Marathon’s Hydration Station Challenge

Emory DPT Program earned runner-up status in the GA Publix Marathon Hydration Station Challenge. As runners-up in this challenge, US Roadsports will donate $500 to the charity of the runner-up’s choice. The DPT Program has chosen the Good Samaritan Health Center which is the pro-bono clinic run by the Emory Division of Physical Therapy, where students and faculty provide PT services once a month. Physicians and other health professionals who work there volunteer their time as well. However, the clinic is always looking for funds to purchase items such as diapers and formula for new mothers, medical supplies, and medications.

The faculty and students did an amazing job and we would like to thank Dr. Ainsley Rossi, in particular, for leading our effort.

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DPT/MBA student participates in a 50k (31 mile) run for lymphedema research

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DPT/MBA Class of 2014 Student, Christine Pieton and friend, Marissa participated in a 50K (31 mile) Run for Lymphedema Research on Sunday, April 7th. They swept first and second place in their age group and raised close to $15,000 which exceeded their original goal by $5000!!!

Christina and Marissa had an amazing time of 7hours, 30minutes, climbed over 6000ft of elevation in the Berkley Hills area. Impressively it was done without injury! Congratulations to Christina and Marissa.

Pictured at left are Christine Pieton (right) and Friend Marissa.

Emory DPT seeking part-time faculty

Emory University Division of Physical Therapy is seeking candidates for a part-time faculty position at the rank of assistant professor for its expanding Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. We are seeking individuals
with expertise and passion for clinical education. For more information, see this announcement.

Trumbower’s research highlighted on the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) website.

Trumbower’s research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP) is highlighted on the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) website. This highlight can be found in the Media Center portion of the website homepage

Karen Wilson, a Dual Degree Student, was selected for the 2013 SPT Minority Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence!

karen_wilsonKaren Wilson, Dual Degree Candidate for 2013 was selected to receive the SPT (Student Physical Therapist) Minority Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence. This is an annual award offered to minority physical therapist students by the Physical Therapy Fund, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supported by the APTA. The purpose of the award is to acknowledge and reward demonstrated participation in minority affairs activities and services, the potential for superior achievements in physical therapy and academic excellence. The scholarship is awarded annually to physical therapy students in their final year of physical therapy education. Karen will graduate in May of this year with Master of Public Health and Doctor of Physical Therapy Degrees.

Emory DPT Students raised over $8000 for Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge!

Thanks to efforts by the philanthropy committees, the Emory DPT Program will donate $8,749 to the Foundation for Physical Therapy for the Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge this year. This will qualify our Program for an “Award of Merit,” designated to schools who’s fund raising efforts exceed $6,000.

Recognition is owed to the hard work of the class of 2015 Philanthropy Committee, chaired by Elizabeth Griffith and Katie Moise and the class of 2014 Philanthropy Committee, chaired by Mackenzie Olson and Caitlyn Kruer as well as the many class volunteers. The students are excited to have improved on last year’s total and hope to continue this trend in the future

Emory DPT Student Named 2013 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

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Congratulations to Kaitlin Stewart who based on her scholastic achievements, among other things, was nominated by the DPT faculty and has been selected to receive the award as a member of the 2013 Class of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Out of all of the Emory University 2013 graduates (professional, graduate and undergraduate), Kaitlin has been selected as one of these top 100 students. Kaitlin is a third-year DPT student and will graduate from Emory in May, 2013.

Emory University Doctor of Physical Therapy Alumni Reception at CSM 2013

The Emory University DPT Faculty hosted a reception during the APTA/CSM Conference in San Diego, CA for its alumni and students. Over 100 people attended, including current and former faculty, students and Emory physical therapy alumni from around the country. The Clinical Instructors who attended the reception received a small token of appreciation for their valued time and teaching with Emory DPT students. This reception was held in the Sapphire Room of the Hilton Bayfront Hotel overlooking the Bay.

 

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