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20th Annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture Goes Virtual

By Nicole Carrera

Published on October 2, 2020

Patricia Scheets, PT, DPT, NCSUSciences’ annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture went virtual for its 20th year, finding great success through this adapted format. With over 200 participants on the Zoom call, past and present faculty, staff, students, and alumni honored the legacy of the late professor Patricia  Leahy. 

Speakers included Greg Thielman PT, MSPT, STC, EdD, Director of the Patricia Leahy Memorial Lab, Jill Baren MD, Provost, Sinclair Smith ScD, Dean of Samson College of Health Sciences, and Maggie Roos PhD, Vice Chair of the department of Physical Therapy

USciences President Paul Katz, MD, also spoke to attendees, thanking everyone for participating. Dr. Katz emphasized the lasting legacy that Professor Leahy has had on the USciences campus community, and how it is important to continue to celebrate her life. 

The special guest speaker of the evening was Patricia Scheets, PT, DPT, NCS. Dr. Scheets is the Director of Quality and Clinical Outcomes at Infinity Rehab, and has dedicated her career to finding the best solutions for patients with movement problems. 

Dr. Scheets presentation slideIn her lecture, titled “Optimizing Outcomes Using the Movement System as a Framework for Patients with Neurological Dysfunction”, Dr. Scheets shares the research she and her colleagues have been doing to best classify, diagnose, and treat patients with movement problems. Dr. Scheets provided attendees with virtual handouts ahead of the lecture for a more involved experience. 

In addition to the speakers, the Patricia Leahy Scholarship was awarded to two USciences students, Amanda Dekleine DPT’21 and Jayme Montes, DPT’21.

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