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Hameed-Akhtar and Curbelo-Bermudez receive the Julia Conrad Trojanowski Scholarship

Congratulations to Soofia Hameed-Akhtar and Nuria Curbelo-Bermudez who were both awarded the Julia Conrad Trojanowski Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding first year physical therapy student with a GPA of 3.65 and who exemplifies excellent clinical skills as demonstrated in laboratory and practical examinations. Nuria Curbelo-Bermudez…

McWells Scholarship Fund in Physical Therapy is awarded to Simone Norman

Congratulations to second year DPT student, Simone Norman, for receiving the McWells Scholarship Fund in Physical Therapy Award. Established in 2016, the fund supports second-year physical therapy students who have financial needs. The donors recognize that, while good grades matter in life, they don’t tell the whole story. This…

Witchoskey receives The Claudette Finley Scholarship Award

Congratulations to first year DPT Student, Steve Witchoskey for receiving the Claudette Finley Scholarship Award! Students selected for this award are done so by the faculty teaching anatomy and are based on criteria including excellence as a student in anatomy courses, willingness to teach others, demonstrated financial need, and…

2022 Doctor of Physical Therapy White Coat Ceremony

The DPT program held the 61st Annual Department of Physical Therapy White Coat Ceremony on April 27th, at the Evans Champions Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The ceremony was the first in-person event with graduates, family, and friends since 2019! Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2022, White…

DPT Students named INSPIRE scholars

The department is proud to congratulate the second-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students, Simone Norman, Lauren Struble, and Brittany Law, who were selected for this year’s INSPIRE Training grant. The Interdisciplinary Related Services Personnel Preparation for Early Childhood (INSPIRE) program draws applications from DPT students interested…

17th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium

In collaboration with the Neuromuscular Plasticity and BREATHE NIH-funded T32 Training Programs, the Department of Physical Therapy hosted the 17th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium on March 17th and 18th. The pre-symposium reception took place on March 17th with 16 data blitz presentations from BREATHE T32 and the Neuromuscular Plasticity…

APTA Combined Sections Meeting Presentations

The Physical Therapy department was well represented at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in San Antonio this past February. More than 30 individuals associated with the department participated in 19 education sessions, platforms, and poster presentations. UF PT is looking forward to even stronger representation…

Podcast series produced by DEI Student Committee

dei Student committee presents: Core Conversations A podcast series committed to initiating conversations about diversity in healthcare and academia from the perspective of doctor of physical therapy students. The…