Dr. Annie Burke-Doe presented “The Opioid Analgesia: The Good, the Bad and the Exercise Induced” at the California Physical Therapy Association’s annual conference in October.
Chris Childers was named to the Academy of Advanced Item Writers at the annual meeting of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, where she also presented “The Alternative Is Prevention and Change,” which addresses the fear of falling for older adults. She also was selected to present “Help I’m a PT and My Husband Is a 5.4!” At the annual Cognitive Symposium sponsored by the Allen Cognitive Network and Advisors in November.
Dr. Debra L. Gray received an Outstanding Service Award at the 2014 Annual Meeting & Delegate Assembly of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy in September.
Dr. Lindsay Holmes published “Rehab Essentials for New Knees,” in Rehab Management in October. Dr. Holmes practices and manages Gaylord Physical Therapy, Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine in North Haven, Connecticut.
Kristen M. Johnson presented two posters at the California Physical Therapy Association’s annual conference in October: “The Benefits of Gait Velocity Using the Alter G Treadmill in a Patient With Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Report” with USA graduate Sierra E. Taft (’13) and “Effectiveness of Lokomat and Strategies for Treatment with a Spinal Cord Injured Person: A Case Report” with USA graduate Hindi R. Velasco (’14).
Marti Kessack gave a presentation, “Increased EMF Radiation and Cancer Proliferation: The Role of Community Nurse Education Programs in Educating the Public to Decrease Exposure,” in March at the sixth annual Health Disparities Conference at Columbia University in New York City. She also gave a presentation, “Increased EMF Radiation in the Environment Resulting in Increased Disease Incidences: Toward Advocating for Environmental Nurse Physiologists, a Proposal for a New Nurse Specialty and a New Nursing Curriculum,” to the Jacksonville Association of Nurses in Education (JANIE) in April.
Dr. Ellen Lowe presented as chair of the awards committee for the APTA Education Section at its ceremony at the Combined Sections Meeting in Las Vegas in February. There, she gave the Leadership in Education award to Barb Tschoepe, one of her mentors from a recent education leadership institute fellowship training.
Dr. Judith Olson received an award at the 2014 American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference in April for her leadership in education, research, and practice during her almost-40-year career as an occupational therapist. She is retiring from USA at the end of the fall term.
Dr. David Turbow was accepted into the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) 2014–2015 Assessment Leadership Academy. The intensive 10-month academy prepares professionals to provide leadership in a wide range of activities related to assessment of student learning in higher education.
Dr. Jordan Utley co-authored “A Systematic Review of the Biomarker S100B: Implications for Sport Related Concussion Management” in the October issue of the Journal of Athletic Training.
Four faculty members were elected to leadership positions in the Florida Physical Therapy Association in August. Dr. Jodi Liphart was elected secretary of the Board of Directors, Sandra Davis was elected speaker of the assembly, Dr. Eric Chaconas was elected vice speaker of assembly, and Dr. Matthew Daugherty was elected northern district chair. Dr. Liphart and Davis also joined FPTA’s executive committee.