Richard Souza, PT, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging was recently awarded a National Institutes of Health R01 grant for a study titled "Evaluating Disease Progression in Hip Osteoarthritis”. It is a Multiple-Primary Investigator project being done in collaboration with Sharmila Majumdar, PhD, from the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at UCSF.
The UCSF Physical Therapy Faculty Practice welcomes EXCEL Admin Assistant Intern Erica N. King. She will be with the clinic July 25-November 23, 2016, and came through the E.X.C.E.L. program—a special venture that focuses on assisting & empowering men & women of all ages & backgrounds from underserved communities through promoting health service careers. The UCSF Community Relations Department is a major co-sponsor of this important program.
Chris Daprato, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, was recently featured in a KPIX television news story. Millions of people watched swimmer Michael Phelps swim his way to victory with the purple circles on his back and shoulders in full display.
The UCSF Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, along with the California Private Practice Group, was thrilled to host APTA President Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, OCS, and CPTA Vice President Paul D. Smith, PT, DPT this past weekend. In her "State of the Profession" talk, Dr. Dunn discussed the opportunities and challenges facing physical therapists as the Affordable Care Act continues to be implemented, as well as payment trends and education and research needs in the profession.