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Faculty notes

Sarah Blanton, DPT, gave a presentation about the Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation at the World Congress of Physical Therapy in Cape Town, South Africa.

Michael Borich, DPT, PHD, was appointed to the Foundation for Physical Therapy Scientific Review Committee. He also received grants from the National Center for Neuromodulation for Neurorehabilitation and from the Foundation for Physical Therapy VCU-Marquette Challenge.

Jeananne Elkins, DPT, PHD, has worked with the Veterans Administration to develop a validated brief screening tool for identifying caregivers with caregiver stress syndrome.

Bruce Greenfield, PT, MA, PHD, has been promoted to full professor. In an article in the San Diego Union Tribune he discussed the ethics of healthcare organizations buying the rights from sports teams to market as primary providers.

Marie Johanson, PT, PhD, OCS, has been promoted to full professor. She was chosen to serve on the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She continues to consult with the Tbilisi State Medical University in Tbilisi, Georgia, working to improve the educational training of physical therapists.

Zoher Kapasi, PT, PhD, MBA, has been promoted to full professor. He was awarded the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Allied Health Professional Health Care Hero Award. Emory University also awarded Kapasi the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award in May.

Suzanne Penna, PhD, ABPP was named an “Outstanding Faculty Educator” for Educator Appreciation Day at Emory School of Medicine, and was elected as Treasurer/Secretary of the Association for Internship Training in Clinical Neuropsychology.

Sara Pullen, DPT, MPH, CHES, has been promoted to associate professor. She is serving as an international consultant for rehabilitation program implementation. She was also awarded a grant from the Center for AIDS Research at the National Institutes of Health for her work with chronic pain management for people living with HIV.

Lena Ting, PhD, received the 2017 Hidden Gem Award from Emory University School of Medicine. Her studies on adapted tango rehabilitation for Parkinson’s disease are featured in the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy and the Journal of Neurophysiology. She also is a co-author of a paper on energy-recycling assistive stairs in PLOS ONE.

Michael Wooden, MS, PT, OCS, MTC, is being recognized by Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice for his many years as its book editor. The book column is now ‘Wooden Book Reviews’ in his honor.

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