J. Megan Sions, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

Foundation alumna J. Megan Sions, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS (2010 PODS I, 2011 PODS II), was featured in an article discussing her research on the impact of balance confidence on lower limb amputees.

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Julie Fritz, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Foundation alumna Julie Fritz, PT, PhD, FAPTA (2002 Orthopaedic Research Grant), was interviewed for NPR.org discussing her recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association investigating early physical therapy for those with low back pain.

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William Thompson, PT, DPT, PhD

Foundation alumnus William Thompson, PT, DPT, PhD (2007 Kendall, 2009, 2010 PODS II), was awarded $1.6 million by the Department of Defense to study how non-drug treatment may benefit women with breast cancer also experiencing muscle weakness and bone loss.

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Daniel L. Riddle, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Foundation alumnus Daniel L. Riddle, PT, PhD, FAPTA (1990 DTRG), was featured in an Bloomberg Business article discussing knee replacements in the aging and obese populations.

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Sarah Gilliland, PT, DPT, PhD & Meryl Alappattu, PT, DPT, PhD

The winners of APTA’s 2015 Emerging Leaders awards were recently announced, a program that recognizes PTs and PTAs from APTA components for their roles as up-and-coming leaders who’ve demonstrated extraordinary service early in their careers. This year’s list includes Foundation alumni Sarah Gilliland, PT, DPT, PhD, CSCS (2011, 2012 PODS I, 2014 PODS II), and Meryl Alappattu, PT, DPT, PhD (2008 Kendall, 2010, 2011 PODS I, 2012 PODS II). Congratulations Dr. Gilliland and Dr. Alappattu!

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Linda Van Dillen, PT, PhD

Foundation alumna Linda Van Dillen, PT, PhD (1992 DTRG), was featured in a news article discussing six secret causes to back pain including smoking, anxiety, and more.

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Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Foundation alumnus and former BOT member Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD, FAPTA (1997 CRC), was featured on ABC 7 discussing his research looking at the benefits of physical therapy for those with spinal stenosis!

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Alan Jette, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Scientific Advisory Committee Chair and Co-Director of the Pilot Studies Core of the Center for Excellence in Physical Therapy Health Services and Health Policy Research and Training, Alan Jette, PT, PhD, FAPTA, was named editor-in-chief of Physical Therapy (PTJ), the monthly scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy Association.

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Janis Daly, MS, PT, PhD

Foundation alumna Janis Daly, MS, PT, PhD (1996 DTRG), was recently featured in an article discussing her research looking at an intensive physical therapy program for stroke recovery.

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Deborah Backus, PT, PhD

Foundation alumna Deborah Backus, PT, PhD (1996, 1997 DTRG), was featured in a video and news article on WNDU discussing her research looking at the effect of massage on those with Multiple Sclerosis.

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