Barnes '07

In Memoriam

Posted On December 18, 2015
Categories News, Physical Therapy

The Department of Physical Therapy mourns the passing of Marylou Barnes, retired chair of physical therapy and professor.

Barnes joined the Georgia State University faculty in 1979 as professor and chair. By the time she ended her chair position in 1986, the department had grown in prestige and produced graduates with a 100 percent pass… more »

Apply Now for Fall Scholarships

Posted On October 2, 2015
Categories News, Physical Therapy

Fall scholarship applications are open February 1– February 29, 2016. Scholarships awarded in the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions are made possible by the generous contributions of alumni, corporations, foundations and friends.

More information on each scholarship and criteria can be found by visiting the Student Resources page at

For questions, please contact… more »

DPT Students Mark Educational Milestones

Posted On September 21, 2015
Categories News, Physical Therapy

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.

Each year in the past, the DPT… more »

PT Faculty Visits Taiwanese Universities

Posted On January 26, 2015
Categories News

Georgia State University physical therapy assistant professor Yu-Ping Chen visited Taipei Medical University to build the student exchange and research collaboration started by the Department of Biology. Through P.C. Tai, professor of biology, the university established a four-week Summer Institute (study abroad program) to bring Taiwanese students to the U.S. to learn alongside Georgia State… more »

Synchronous tongue-hand controller to help stroke patients

Posted On January 26, 2015
Categories News

Andrew Butler, interim dean of the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions and professor of physical therapy, along with colleagues at Georgia Tech and Grady Hospital, is exploring new ways to rehabilitate the weakest stroke patients using a specially-designed robotic exoskeleton. The exoskeleton strengthens arm muscles and improves brain connections as part… more »

Interim Dean of Lewis School Named

Posted On January 10, 2015
Categories News

Andrew J. Butler, Ph.D. has been named Interim Dean of the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions, effective January 20, 2015. He is the acting chair and a professor in the Department of Physical Therapy.

Butler came to the Lewis School in 2012 as Associate Dean for Research following 11 years on… more »

DPT Students “Reach 100” Goal

Posted On October 9, 2014
Categories News

The Department of Physical Therapy students recently achieved a 100% membership goal of enrolled students joining the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) student organization as part of APTA’s “Reach 100” membership drive.

APTA is the professional organization for physical therapy with more than 88,000 member and 23,000 PT student members. Benefits for students joining the… more »

Physical Therapy Holds the Traditional Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving

Posted On October 3, 2014
Categories News

Each year, Doctor of Physical Therapy students give thanks to those who have provided them one of the most valuable classroom resource: their bodies.  On a beautiful September day, the program’s students and faculty held a ceremony commemorating individuals who literally gave themselves to the human anatomy course. The service of remembrance and thanksgiving is… more »