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Dr. Lora Packel Named PT Chair at USciences

Lora PackelUniversity of the Sciences has named Lora Packel, PhD, MSPT, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy effective Feb. 15, 2018. Dr. Packel, an associate professor of physical therapy, had been serving as interim chair since July 1, 2017.

Dr. Packel has been a practicing physical therapist for over 21 years. She has research interests in cancer rehabilitation, cystic fibrosis, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Over the course of her career, she has numerous peer reviewed chapter and book publications, presentations, and posters to her credit.

Dr. Packel joined USciences in 2004 following a stint at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where she was a Team Leader and the Coordinator of Cancer Rehabilitation. Dr. Packel received her PhD in health services with a specialization in community health promotion from Walden University after earning a master of science in physical therapy Boston University and a BA in biology from University of Delaware.

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