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📷 Students walking along Aj's Way
We are pleased to welcome Rick Johnson, PT, EdD, to join
the Gannon community in July as the Program Director of the new DPT program
which is seeking candidacy for accreditation in Ruskin, Florida.
Julie Hartmann, PT, DSc, GCS and Kris Legters, PT, DSc,
NCS (Program Chair), participated in a national panel discussion at the 2015
Healthy Aging Summit in Washington, D.C., in July. Dr. Hartmann will also be awarded the
Excellence in Geriatrics Award from the PPTA Geriatric SIG at the PPTA Annual
Conference this October.
Andrea Kessler, DPT, OTR/L and Carolyn Galleher, PT, DHS,
are continuing to grow our student-driven pro bono rehab clinic, which has
ever-increasing community referrals and a newly-elected student board of
Beth Gustafson, PT, MSEd, participated in the Day on
Capitol Hill and APTA House of Delegates meetings in June 2015.
Congratulations Class of 2015: Of this class, four
graduates were accepted into residency programs and two student research groups
were accepted for publication (one in Gerinotes; one in Journal of Frailty and
Steven Bitticker, PT, PhD, collaborated with the
Biomedical engineering Program at Gannon (Davide Piovesan, PhD), who presented
their research, "Lachmann's ACL Test: A Multibody Simulation Test" at
the 41st Annual Northeastern Bioengineering Conference.
Kate MacPhedran, PT, PhDc, CCS, presented a poster at CSM
2015 “Predicting Discharge Destination Following Hip Fracture Using Cumulated
the Ambulation Score,” co-authored by four DPT Class of 2014 graduates. Along
with 4 DPT Class of 2015 students, she presented their frailty research
(poster) collaborated work at the 4th International Conference on Frailty and
Sarcopenia in Boston, April, 2015.
Pamela Reynolds , PT, EdD, presented at CSM 2015 two
posters on her research, "The Influence of Extensive Curricular Integrative
Service Learning on Post-graduation Roles and Professional Activities of
Physical Therapist Alumni" and "DPT Students Link their Service
Learning Experiences to Development of their Professional Social Responsibility
Roles in Society."
Kristen Snarski, PT, MS, PCS, presented a poster at CSM
2015, “The Effects of a Structured Gross Motor Program on the Cognitive Skills
of Children Between the Ages of 14-32 Months," co-authored by four DPT
Class of 2014 graduates.
Galleher C, Foust A, Golebieski D. Greer L, Seitz B. The
effects of a home program for core strengthening on the performance of a one
repetition maximum military press. Orthop Phys Ther Pract. 2014:26(4); 232-237.
We are looking forward to welcoming the new DPT students as the Class of 2018! Orientation for them begins on August 24 and 25! We are excited to begin this journey with a new class!