The University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Fonken, PT, DPT as the first resident of the Faculty Residency Program. The program received notice of candidacy in January 2021.
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.
The Colorado Pediatric SIG is proud to present an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the superstars of Pediatric Physical Therapy. On a regular basis the Colorado Chapter will pick one practicing Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant that is going above and beyond to treat their patients. Their first Spotlight Superstar is our very own, Dr. Lisa Dannemiller.
Graduate Ryan MacNeill was nominated by his peers for this year's Richard D. Krugman Award, which honors an individual who portrays the spirit of service to individuals and the community, fostering caring and quality of life for people at all levels of society.
For many who pursue healthcare professions, especially physical therapy, their initial motivation often lies with a personal experience. For Class of 2020 graduate, Kylie Shafer, her personal experience goes far beyond a traditional rehabilitation experience.
Get to know a little about Sarah Poinski-McCoy, PT, DPT, Class of 2017. Sarah is Vice President of the Physical Therapy Alumni Association. She assists with some of the psychosocial aspects of care classes and integrated practice class, and is a Clinical Instructor (CI) to the program.