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Congratulations to Dr. Richard Shields, PT, PhD, FAPTA, for receiving the 2017 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence! Given by the Board of Regents of the State of Iowa, this award recognizes faculty who have a sustained record of excellence across the spectrum of faculty endeavors (teaching,...
Congratulations to Kathleen Sluka, PT, PhD, FAPTA for receiving the prestigious Helen J. Hislop Award for Outstanding Contributions to Professional Literature from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Dr. Sluka was presented with the award at the 2017 APTA NEXT Conference in Boston...
The Department is pleased to announce that Jason Wilken, PT, PhD has joined our faculty this year as an Associate Professor. Dr. Wilken received his PT degree from Iowa in 2001, followed by a PhD in Rehabilitation Science, also through our department. Since then he has published 72 scientific...
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 the patients...
Monday, September 19, 2016
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 novel pain...
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 established to pay...
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 members included...
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 Training, and...
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 research...