German and Neumann named 2019 Outstanding Alumni

The College of Public Health and Health Professions recently announced the PHHP Outstanding Alumni for 2019, including PT alumni CariAnn German, P.T., D.P.T., and Donald Neumann, Ph.D., P.T., F.A.P.T.A.. They will be honored at a ceremony during the college’s alumni reunion on October 5.

CariAnn German, P.T., D.P.T., doctorate in physical therapy ’13, spent the first five years of her practice at Advent Health (previously Florida Hospital) Orlando where she gained expertise in the treatment of patients in neurological intensive care, neurosurgical and neuromedical units. She is a Florida Physical Therapy Association certified clinical instructor. She served as the FPTA Early Professional Special Interest Group (EPSIG) chair from 2016 to 2018, and was awarded the APTA’s Florida Chapter Emerging Leader Award for the work she did to grow EPSIG membership and engagement. She recently relocated and now works for Tampa General Hospital where she treats neurological patients throughout the spectrum of care.

Donald Neumann, Ph.D., P.T., F.A.P.T.A., bachelor’s in physical therapy ’76, is a professor in the department of physical therapy at Marquette University. He has received multiple awards from the American Physical Therapy Association recognizing his teaching, writing, research and international service. He was named Teacher of the Year at Marquette University and, in 2006, was named Wisconsin’s College Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation. He is the author of Kinesiology: Foundations for Rehabilitation, published by Elsevier in 2017 and available in eight languages. He recently authored a chapter on the hip, published in the 41st edition of the British edition of Gray’s Anatomy.