The Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia selected the Department of Physical Therapy for the 2017 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for Departments and Programs.
“This award recognizes our faculty’s contributions to our students and to our university through outstanding teaching,” says Andrew Butler, acting department chair. “Our faculty and students contribute… more »
Brad Farrell, PhD., assistant professor of physical therapy, researches ways to improve the function of hand prostheses. His work is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in a subcontract with the Georgia Institute of Technology. Farrell, who earned his PhD at Georgia Tech and worked there as a graduate research assistant in prosthetics… more »
Students in the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions are positively impacting communities near and far. Georgia State honors this impact by awarding the Department of Nutrition’s student-run Panther’s Pantry the 2016 Carl V. Patton President’s Award for Community Service and Social Justice: Outstanding Student Organization; and giving the Department of Physical… more »
The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions held its first Graduate Research Conference April 11. More than 25 students in all four of the current graduate-level academic areas of nursing, nutrition, physical therapy and respiratory therapy presented 16 posters.
Winners of the first Lewis School Graduate Research Conference were Sheela Shah and… more »
The Lewis School co-sponsored, in conjunction with the College of Arts & Sciences, a successful BrainModes 2015 course and workshop in December. This international conference, held for the first time in the U.S., brought together experts from various disciplines and sought to explore innovative means of understanding complex brain activity and multimodal neuroscience data sets.… more »
On September 11, the first and second-year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students, received their personalized white lab coats and honored cadaver donors in the first combined White Coat and Remembrance Ceremony. This unique ceremony marks the end of formal anatomy studies and the beginning of clinical work.
PT faculty member initiated into the world of elite international athletes
Working with athletes who pound ice-covered tracks before hopping aboard a small fiberglass sled to hurtle down a mountain at speeds at an excess of 80 mph isn’t a dream for all physical therapists (PT). However, that is the world that Jake Irwin, physical therapy practice clinic manager, was initiated into… more »
On August 3, 30 physical therapy students were hooded in the final summer Doctor of Physical Therapy hooding ceremony. These graduates make up the Centennial class as they received their degrees during Georgia State University’s 100 year anniversary.
Ross Mason, founder and managing director of HINRI Labs, Inc. gave the students an inspiring keynote message.… more »
Yu-Ping Chen, assistant professor of physical therapy and her Georgia Tech colleague, Ayanna Howard, were recognized by Atlanta magazine for their groundbreaking work in programming playmate robots to assist children with cerebral palsy. To learn more about the research, read the original article here.
Congratulations to Ingrid Anderson, physical therapy alumna, for her appointment as the 2013 Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG) public relations chair.
Anderson represents more than 7,400 licensed physical therapists and PT assistants in Georgia for all of the association’s communications issues and works with the PTAG board of directors on all association marketing… more »