Fall 2011 Contents
- Student News
The Emory DPT class of 2014 has finished the first semester of DPT studies and is embarking on the second.
- Faculty News
Clinical education is one of the most critical factors in Emory’s DPT experience. That’s why Patricia Bridges, PT, EdD, director of clinical education, offers the APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program (CIECP) free to anyone who instructs Emory DPT students in a clinical setting. “It’s a way to say thank-you for supervising our students,” says Bridges.
- Research News
A new study is testing the effectiveness of letting patients figure out their own rehabilitation therapy. Dubbed ICARE (Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Arm Rehabilitation Evaluation), the trial uses a new therapy for improving the use of the hand and arm affected by a stroke and measures it against both usual and customary care and dose-matched usual and customary care.
- Clinical Practice
Rob Reising, DPT ’10, and Sara Knight, DPT ’10, are the first two DPT graduates to enter the new orthopedics residency.
- Service Learning and Volunteerism
The Emory DPT Service Learning program just got a big boost from two generous grants recently awarded to Sara Pullen, PT, DPT, MPH, assistant professor,who heads the program. Both grants were awarded from the Emory Office of University-Community Partnerships.
- Dual-Degree Programs
Two unique dual degree programs draw many DPT students to Emory. The program offers both a DPT/MBA and a DPT/MPH dual degree.
On Sunday, October 23, 18 of our students and several faculty members gathered for the first Emory Physical Therapy Phonathon, calling our alums on behalf of the Emory Physical Therapy Program.
- Continuing Education
Area physical therapists will be gathering at Emory in early November for a seminar titled “Ethics and Jurisprudence for the Physical Therapist.”