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MLK Day of Service and Reflection

Leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we encourage everyone to take a moment to reflect on what Dr. King stood for and how we can learn from his teachings. Going forward, try to study non-violent self-practices that foster positive behaviors – move your body, stretch, eat healthy, and…

Schack-Dugre appointed to ACAPT Leadership Academy Oversight Committee

Judi Schack-Dugré, PT, DPT, MBA, EdD, Director of Clinical Education for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, has been selected to serve on the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) Leadership Academy’s (ALA) Oversight Committee. ACAPT is dedicated to excellence in physical therapist education programs as a whole and…

A Season for Gratitude: Matt Walser

This holiday season, UF at Work recognized faculty and staff who have gone above and beyond to ensure the success of our departments, colleges and the university. Matt Walser was among those featured who have truly made a difference this year. Below are testimonials from PT faculty who have…

Supporting the future of physical therapy

Anne and Rolf Kuhns Over the summer, Rolf and Anne Kuhns made a major estate gift to the Department of Physical Therapy, expanding on the endowed chair and the scholarship fund they established in 2006. “We recognized, both of us, that our experience at the University of Florida was…

Community Health partners with Gainesville Housing Authority

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present challenges, students in the UF Doctor of Physical Therapy program continue to adapt and overcome the obstacles that come their way with some exciting new opportunities to partner with community organizations. When businesses started closing in March, the Community Health REACH group paused…

Beneciuk presents online pain management webinar

AI-PAMI Presents: Approaching Pain Using Psychologically Informed Practice Dr. Jason Beneciuk Jason Beneciuk, DPT, PhD, research assistant professor and Brooks Rehabilitation researcher, will be presenting a free online pain management webinar for health care providers working with adults ages 50+ with pain. The webinar will focus on psychologically informed…

Wienkers selected as Kuhns Award recipient

Britt Wienkers, DPT class of 2021 The UF Doctor of Physical Therapy’s Clinical Education team recently selected the Rolf and Anne Kuhns Endowment for PT Scholarship award recipient. Each year the team meets to review student performance during their first clinical experience as well as in clinical labs and discusses…

Schack-Dugre presents at Nexus Summit 2020

Dr. Judi Schack-Dugre Judi Schack-Dugre, PT, DPT, MBA, EdD, Director of Clinical Education, presented two abstracts in the national interprofessional collaborative conference Nexus Summit 2020 last month. The theme of this year’s conference was Optimizing Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environments: Better Care, Better Value, Better Education. Originally planned as a traditional conference,…