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Gator100 honoree 2021

The Department of Physical Therapy is pleased to honor alumna and business owner Melissa Cere who has been named to the University of Florida’s Gator100 for 2021. The awards program recognizes the world’s fastest-growing Gator-owned businesses. We asked Dr. Cere and Molyneux to share some of her business insights.

HPW3 2021 Highlight

Third-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students had the unique experience this year of completing their Health Promotion and Wellness III capstone projects entirely virtual due to the continued covid crisis. Despite current limitations, the class of 2021 worked diligently on a variety of projects with topics ranging from community service…

DPT students recognized at UF Presidential Service Awards Ceremony

Left to right: Presidential Service Award winners Ashley Tringas, Paul Auth, Ellen Waidner, Alyse Hausman, and Alyssa Morrison. This year, five UF DPT students were recognized at the Presidential Service Awards ceremony on April 7. Among the group, Ellen Waidner received the Outstanding Service Award for Graduate/Professional Students at…

Paying it forward: Alum donates to Equal Access Clinic

Dr. Arlyn Thobaben, PT, OCS The Physical Therapy Equal Access Clinic, or PT EAC, is unique to the UF Doctor of Physical Therapy program in that it provides DPT students the opportunity to work first-hand with patients under the guidance of faculty and clinicians. Thanks to a generous gift from…

AOPT funds musculoskeletal pain study led by Alappattu, Bishop

Congratulations to PIs Meryl Alappattu, DPT, PhD, research assistant professor, and Mark Bishop, PT, PhD, FAPTA, associate professor and director of the UF Doctor of Physical Therapy program, for receiving funding from the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. Alongside co-investigators Nichole Stetten, PhD, MPH, CPH, research assistant professor in UF…

Bricker receives Elks Club Scholarship

Daphne Bricker, a first-year UF DPT student, is the recipient of the 2020 Ben Brown Physical and Occupational Therapy Scholarship created by the Florida State Elks Association. Daphne was selected from a pool of applicants enrolled in physical and occupational therapy programs through public colleges or universities across the state…

Smith receives James Dunleavy Distinguished Service Award

At the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Barbara Smith, PT, PhD, assistant professor, received the James Dunleavy Distinguished Service Award. This award acknowledges and honors an outstanding APTA Acute Care member whose contributions have been of exceptional value. Over the years, Dr. Smith has demonstrated prominent leadership in advancing…