Faculty, Staff, and Student News and Achievements
News out of the Department of Physical Therapy
The Patricia Leahy Lab continues to grow. PT faculty have installed an 8-camera Vicon Bonita 10 motion capture system that will allow us to measure and evaluate biomechanics in the upper and lower extremities.
David Logerstedt, PT, PhD, SCS, assistant professor of physical therapy, had a productive spring semester at USciences. He has had publications on the importance of limb symmetry and return to activity criteria for a special Rio Olympics 2016 issue for Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy and a 2-part publication with experts in the area of early sports specialization in young athletes for Sports Health. Dave also recently spoke at the International Cartilage Repair Society meeting in Chicago on joint loading after knee cartilage repair. He is the APTA representative for the AAOS Osteoarthritis Function and Pain Assessment In-Person Work Group Meeting. Dave received a grant from the Milton Lev Memorial Faculty Research Fund for a pilot study to evaluate performance-based and biomechanical measures early after microfracture surgery of the knee.
Victoria Cloud was presented with the USciences Adjunct Instructor of the Year Award.
Greg Thielman was inducted into the Alpha Eta National Honor Society, USciences Gamma Kappa Theta Chapter
Greg Thielman presented “Structuring practice to facilitate use of the upper extremity post stroke” as a continuing education session at Main Line Health, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital; will present also at the Fall 2015 PPTA conference
Kim Ward and Eric Pelletier presented “Academic-community partnerships for experiential learning, evidence-based practice, and knowledge translation,” a concurrent session presentation at The Teaching Professor Conference, May 2015.
Hoglund LT. Mobile devices and software applications to promote learning in a musculoskeletal physical therapy class: a case report. J Phys Ther Educ. 2015; 29(2): 54-61. (peer-reviewed)
Hoglund LT, Lockard MA, Barbe MF, Hillstrom HJ, Song J, Reinus WR, Barr-Gillespie AE. Physical performance measurement in persons with patellofemoral osteoarthritis; a pilot study. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2015; 28: 335-342. doi: 10.3233/BMR-140525. Epub 2014 Aug 5. (peer-reviewed)
Alumni Class Notes Continued
MICHAEL J. CAWLEY P’94, PharmD’96, professor of clinical pharmacy at USciences, along with William J. Waring, of the Family Medicine Residency Program at the Crozer-Keystone Center for Family Health, reviewed published evidence of pharmacists performing quality spirometry testing based on American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society guidelines. Increased testing may help prevent asthma and COPD hospitalizations, improve patient outcomes, and decrease health care costs. Spirometry is a preferred method of diagnosing and managing respiratory diseases, but missed diagnoses are common, and the result is an increase in otherwise avoidable hospitalizations.
MICHAEL EVANS P’97, director of ambulatory clinical pharmacy programs at Geisinger Health System, was named this year’s Next-Generation Pharmacist at the sixth annual Next-Generation Awards Gala on Aug. 7. Evans was also featured on the cover of the August 2015 issue of Pharmacy Times, which included a profile of his award-winning contributions to the pharmaceutical industry.
JENNIFER A. REINHOLD PharmD’07, BCPS, BCPP, associate professor of clinical pharmacy at USciences, was recently featured in the Pharmacy Times as a contributor, "Wake-Up Call: Engaging the Pharmacist in Individualizing Treatment and Optimizing Patient Outcomes in Insomnia."
DORATHY OSBORNE McALANIS P’76 passed away on July 21.
WILLIAM DAVIS P’46 passed away on July 22.
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