Students and faculty researchers made a mark on the 2018 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting with a record 11 research presentations, including three podium presentations by students. The student researchers presented on topics ranging from cost-effective rehabilitation for rural Veteran stroke survivors to the effect of arm muscle strengthening to improve function in… more »
Forty-four members of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2020 received their white coats at the annual White Coat Ceremony and Service of Remembrance on October 26. Receiving the white coats marks the students’ transition to clinical education and professional status as developing healthcare providers.
Starting the ceremony, a second-year student and class president… more »
Laura Bonin grew up around people with disabilities because her mother is an occupational therapist. She wanted to be involved with a group that helped the disabled community during her studies in physical therapy at Georgia State. This desire led her to join the Georgia Leadership & Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (GaLEND), an interdisciplinary training… more »
The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions held the second annual Graduate Research Conference on April 10, with 27 posters presented by more than 30 students in all four of the current graduate-level academic areas of nursing, nutrition, physical therapy and respiratory therapy.
Congratulations this year’s winners of the Lewis School Graduate… more »
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 »
Boasting the largest student attendance, Georgia State also presented the most posters, with seven different student groups sharing research. Two third-year D.P.T. students, Caroline (Carly) Waters and Lindsay Mishaw, received awards… 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 »
On September 9, the first Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students received their personalized white lab coats and second-year students honored the human cadaver donors in the combined White Coat and Remembrance Ceremony. This unique ceremony, which is hosted by the second-year DPT students, marks the end of formal anatomy studies and the beginning of… more »
A major bicycling wreck changed the course of Nick Housley’s career. A 2012 U.S. Olympic cycling team hopeful, Housley suffered a traumatic brain injury and severe facial injuries. In rehabilitation, he was exposed to behavioral interventions, causing him to trade his plans for medical school for a doctor of physical therapy degree.
Now, Housley is… 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 Physical Therapy’s Community Practice in Nicaragua the Outstanding University Program.
The Department of Physical Therapy helped a community in Nicaragua where the population is in need.… more »