Alumna, Chair Emerita and Board Member of the Scholarship & Endowment Board, and associated faculty member Colleen Kigin delivered the 52nd Mary McMillan Lecture at the Kennedy Center last month.
The McMillan Lecture is the most distinguished honor an active American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member can receive; it recognizes those who have demonstrated exemplary skills in the areas of administration, education, patient care, management, and research.
You can view the lecture here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ5_kqhQg2g.
This recognition is just another example of the CU Physical Therapy Program’s success and the indelible impact our alumni can have throughout the world.
Professor Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley was referenced in a Washington Post article discussing falls as the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among the elderly in the United States, leading to the deaths of at least 30,000 of them each year.
Lauren Hinrichs, PT, DPT, OCS and Michelle Rauzi, PT, DPT, ATC were awarded Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) I Scholarships of $7,500. The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research provides yearly scholarships to physical therapists or physical therapist assistants who have completed at least two full semesters or three full quarters of their coursework toward a postprofessional doctoral degree. This cycle, a total of $82,500 was awarded in PODS I Scholarship funding to 11 researchers.
A thoughtful blog post from Program director Dr. Michael Harris-Love regarding our responsibility to be thoughtful in communication with one another and to afford each other the level of respect that is appropriate for colleagues who share their professional endeavor.
The CU Physical Therapy Program is proud to celebrate the establishment of the Andrew and Robyn Levy Family Endowed Fellowship, the first endowment of its kind directly investing in PhD candidates focused on rehabilitation sciences.
Get to know more about Scott Burns, DPT the 2020 Rising Star Alumni Award. Dr. Scott Burns graduated with his Masters from University of Colorado in 2005 and then complete the transitional DPT. Since that time he has wholeheartedly embodied the mission of the CU PT Program by demonstrating excellence in education, research and clinical practice. Nominated by Professor Paul Mintken, Scott previously served as the CU Physical Therapy Alumni Association President, pursued an accomplished career in academia and is in pursuit of his PhD.
Get to know more about Cheryl Caldwell, PT, MHS, DPT, CHT, the 2020 Alumni Achievement Recipient. Caldwell is an alumna of the Class of 1976 and is an Associate Professor at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Professor Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley was featured on the CU on the Air podcast, discussing her ongoing COVID research and new program, Predictors of Recovery and the App-Facilitated Tele-Rehabilitation (AFTER).
The CU Physical Therapy Alumni Association, Program, and Scholarship & Endowment Board put together the webinar, Adapting in a COVID World | PT Experiences Across the Spectrum, to address some of the unique struggles and adaptations made as a profession in dealing with COVID.