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About the Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture Speaker

Susan WhitneySusan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
University of Pittsburgh

Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA, received her PhD in motor development/motor learning from the University of Pittsburgh and her professional physical therapy education from Temple University.  Currently, she is a professor in physical therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and in the Department of Otolaryngology in the Department of Medicine. She is the program director of the Centers for Rehab Services (CRS) Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  Dr. Whitney is supported by an NIH grant from NIDCD to study the effect of vibrotactile feedback in persons with vestibular disorders.  Dr. Whitney has authored or coauthored over 100 articles on Medline, has coauthored a book about vestibular disorders, and is currently engaged in research related to concussion plus falls in persons with dizziness and balance disorders.

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