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Mathew receives the Spitznagel Service Fellowship Award

Congratulations to DPT Student, Shane Mathew who received the Ronald J. Spitznagel Service Fellowship in Health Sciences Scholarship Award! The scholarship is a community service-based scholarship awarded to graduate and professional students based on commitment to volunteer service to the University and Community. Priority is given to…

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…

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…

Jason Waz named to Gator100

Class of 1996 PT Alumnus and business owner, Jason Waz, was named one of the University of Florida’s Gator100 for 2022. The Gator100 recognizes the world’s fastest-growing Gator-owned business. Jason owns Competitive Edge Performance, a physical therapist-owned practice that focuses on providing a better patient experience…

Mlynarczyk and Perkins present at National Pro Bono Network Conference

Doctor of Physical Therapy students attended the virtual Pro Bono Network Conference on March 5th. Second-year DPT students, Rebecca Mlynarczyk and Sarah Perkins presented virtually with their community partner, Danielle Butler on the topic of “Building a Community Partnership during a Pandemic.” The presentation focused on current…

DPT students recognized at UF Presidential Service Awards Ceremony

The Department of Physical Therapy would like to congratulate DPT students, Kathleen Huffman and Angelina Castelli on receiving the esteemed Presidential Service Award which recognizes students who dedicated themselves to promoting social justice, community awareness, and civic engagement on campus and in the community!…

17th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium: Poster Presentation Winners

On March 18th, the Department of Physical Therapy held its poster session at the 17th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium. This year, 52 students from various colleges presented their cutting-edge research to an esteemed panel of judges. The department would like to congratulate the following poster presentation winners: Post-Doctoral Poster…

Class of 2024 SPTA Officers

A new group of DPT students were elected to the Student Physical Therapy Association Executive Board as Officers for the Class of 2024. The SPTA board oversees student committees, plan events, and serve as faculty liaisons for their class. Get to know this year’s elected SPTA…