It is with immense pleasure we announce the appointment of Dr. Edelle Field-Fote as Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (effective June 1st).
Dr. Field-Fote will serve as the Director of our recently created DPT/PhD dual degree program with the School of Applied Physiology at Georgia Tech.
As most of you know, Edee is internationally known for her pioneering contributions to the field of Spinal Cord Injury research and currently is serving as the Director of Spinal Cord Research at the Shepherd Center.
Edee received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a certificate in Physical Therapy followed by a Master of Science degree in Environmental Health and Safety from University of Miami in Florida. She then got her PhD in Movement Science from Washington University in St. Louis. Edee returned to Miami to complete her postdoctoral training in motor control physiology and worked with the Miami project to cure paralysis. She then joined the Department of Physical Therapy in the Miller School of Medicine at University of Miami and rose through the ranks to become a full professor before she recently moved to Atlanta to join the Shepherd Center. As indicated earlier, Edee is a prolific researcher with a long standing interest in working with patients with spinal cord injury and she has served as an editorial board member on many prestigious journals in the field of rehabilitation and currently she is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, the official journal of the Neurology section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Among many honors to her name, Edee is a Catherine Worthingham fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is also the recipient of Eugene Michels New Investigator Award, Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award, Chattanooga Research Award and John Maley award for outstanding contributions to leadership in research.
We can now boast of having three faculty members who are recognized as Fellows of the American Physical Therapy Association (Steve Wolf and Susan Herdman along with Edee).
It is with great joy that we welcome Edee to our faculty!