Stories by Cathy Curtis:
USC student wins a scholarship in Dr Pepper contest
USC Doctor of Physical Therapy student Zuleima Hidalgo has received a $7,500 scholarship from the nationwide Dr Pepper $100,000 Tuition Giveaway contest.
Rehab expert speaks at HSC
Alan Jette, professor of health policy and management at the Boston University School of Public Health, discussed a rapidly changing environment in the profession of physical therapy.
Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy announces $5 million initiative
The USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy officially launched its $5 million campaign initiative on 0ct. 18, the largest undertaken for a physical therapy program in the United States.
Yoga video highlights research by USC faculty
A new video highlights research by USC’s George Salem on the physical demands of yoga practice by healthy seniors.
Pyrotechnics and physical therapy spark USC professor’s career
Gary Souza, assistant professor of clinical physical therapy, is also vice president of an old family fireworks business.
Virtual game targeting kids with autism gets innovation grant
Four USC graduate students have received a USC Diploma in Innovation grant.
USC, Children’s Hospital LA establish new pediatric residency program
The USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy in the Division of Rehabilitative Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have created a new Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program.
USC professor receives his profession’s top honor
Rob Landel MS ’84, DPT ’96, professor of clinical physical therapy in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, was selected as a Catherine Worthingham fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) – the highest honor bestowed in the physical therapy profession. The award will be presented at the APTA annual meeting in Tampa, Fla.
USC symposium to focus on infants and children
The second annual Sykes Symposium on Pediatric Physical Therapy, Health and Development on March 16-17 will offer an opportunity to learn how innovative research with developmentally challenged infants and children is being translated into clinical practice.
Neurorehab journal profiles USC professor
Carolee J. Winstein, professor of biokinesiology and physical therapy and director of the Motor Behavior and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory at USC, was the subject of a full-page article in the February issue of Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair.
Fit Families nutritionist wins role model award
Sara Train, a nutritionist who teaches healthful cooking as part of the Fit Families program of the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, has received a $2,500 Maestro Positivo (Positive Role Model) award from the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB). A matching amount was awarded to the Fit Families program, the charity of Train’s choice.
New Human Performance Therapy Lab Opens
A celebration was held last month to launch the opening of the Human Performance Laboratory, a joint effort of the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at USC and the Competitive Athlete Training Zone (CATZ). The division is based at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.
Tilson Contributes to International Health Care Statement
Julie Tilson, assistant professor of clinical physical therapy in the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, has co-authored an international statement on standards for teaching evidence-based practice in health care.
USC Student to Compete in Tuition Contest
Zuleima B. Hidalgo, a USC Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) student, was selected as a finalist in the Dr Pepper $100,000 Tuition Giveaway contest.
USC Professor Honored by Physical Therapy Association
Chris Powers, associate professor of biokinesiology and physical therapy at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, director of the biokinesiology program and co-director of the Jacquelin Perry Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory, has been honored as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow, the most prestigious award bestowed by the Fellows of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Funds Raised for New USC Research Center
A fund-raiser netted $70,000 to benefit the USC Community Health and Wellness Research Center at the Competitive Athletic Training Zone, a joint project involving the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy.