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UI DPT Class of 2016 Case Presentations

The University of Iowa Class of 2016 provided their Case Presentations Wednesday, December 14th – Friday, December 16th, 2016 on the UI Campus

Our DPT educational program culminates in a final case presentation prior to graduation. Students develop a clinical question related to one of...

Dr. Chimenti Awarded Collaborative Research Grant

Friday, August 19, 2016

Dr. Ruth Chimenti, a postdoc in Dr. Kathleen Sluka's Neurobiology of Pain Laboratory, was awarded a $15,000 collaborative research grant from the International Association for the Study of Pain to work with Dr. Sluka and Dr. Lorimer Mosely (Australia) to examine a...

Shields Named as 2017 McMillan Lecture Award Recipient

Monday, July 25, 2016

Richard Shields has been named the recipient of the 2017 McMillan Lecture Award. The Mary McMillan Lecture Award was established by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 1963 and is the highest honor provided by the Association. The award was...

Drs. Sluka and Frey Law Serve on the Scientific Planning Committee

Monday, September 28, 2015

Drs. Kathleen Sluka and Laura Frey Law served on the Scientific Planning Committee for the Section on Research Retreat entitled "Piecing Together the Pain Puzzle: The Biopsychosocial Model" held July 26-July 30 at Bryant University in Rhode Island. Other...

Dr. DeJong Receives NIH Career Development Grant

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Stacey DeJong PT, PhD was recently awarded funding as a Scholar in the CORRT K12 Program, a Multicenter Career Development Program for Physical and Occupational Therapists. The CORRT Program provides Comprehensive Opportunities in Rehabilitation Research...

Dr. Shields Appointed to NICHD Council

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Richard Shields PT, PhD, FAPTA has been appointed to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Advisory Council. Dr. Shields will play a key role in NICHD operations by providing advice and recommendations to the Director on Institute...

Dr. Shields Receives Two R01 Grant Awards from NIH

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Richard Shields PT, PhD, FAPTA received two NIH R01 grant awards totalling over 3.6 million dollars. The projects focus on improving metabolic health of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) through skeletal muscle activity. Dr. Shields and his research team...

PTRS Annual Research Day - April 24

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The University of Iowa Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science held its Annual Research Day Friday, 24, 2015. Brandan Dougherty, PT, PhD, provided the research lecture "The Therapeutic Potential of Acute Intermittent Hypoxia: Current Knowledge...

Shields Delivers the 8th Annual Ann Putnam Kaleckas Lecture

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Dr. Richard K. Shields gave the 2015 Eighth Annual Ann Putnam Kaleckas Lecture at Northwestern University March 30th. Dr. Shields lecture "Capitalizing on Tissue Plasticity to Improve Health after Spinal Cord Injury". The lecture was given to over 300 participants...