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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 offer novel...
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 and Future...
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 which...
Friday, December 19, 2014 At the December 19, 2014 Commencement Ceremony, the Department conferred the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree upon 35 students. All members of the graduating class were recognized for their excellence through scholarships and awards.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 David Indovina and Jenna Sedlacek were the recipients of the Frank Hazelton Annual Scholarship given to an outstanding DPT2 and DPT1 student each year. The Hazelton family, along with the award recipients, is presented in a picture taken after a luncheon hosted by the...
Monday, October 07, 2013 Dr. Richard K. Shields gave the 2013 Robert L. Lamb Distinguished Lecture at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) on September 16, 2013. Shields' lecture "Capitalizing on the Regenerative Capacity of Human Tissues to Stress: The Basis for Effective Rehabilitation...
Monday, October 07, 2013 Kathleen A. Sluka has been appointed as the Kate Daum Professor. The endowed professorship was established by the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine to recognize outstanding women scientists and is given once every four years. The professorship honors Kate Daum,...
Monday, August 12, 2013 Dr. Richard Shields was selected to serve as the Chair Elect to the Advisory Board for the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR). NCMRR fosters development of scientific knowledge to advance the health, productivity, independence, and quality-of-life of...
Thursday, August 08, 2013 Dr. Kathleen Sluka was awarded a UM1 two-site clinical trial from the National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disorders (NIAMS): "FAST: Fibromyalgia Activity Study with TENS". This 5-year clinical trial will study the effectiveness of TENS in people...