Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

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Dr. Chimenti Awarded Collaborative Research Grant

Dr. Ruth Chimenti, a postdoc in Dr. Kathleen Sluka's Neurobiology of Pain Laboratory, was awarded a $15,000 collaborative research grant from the International Association for the Study of Pain to wor...

Shields Named as 2017 McMillan Lecture Award Recipient

Richard Shields has been named the recipient of the 2017 McMillan Lecture Award.  The Mary McMillan Lecture Award was established by the American Physical Therapy  Association (APTA) in 1963 and is th...

Drs. Sluka and Frey Law Serve on the Scientific Planning Committee

Drs. Kathleen Sluka and Laura Frey Law served on the Scientific Planning Committee for the Section on Research Retreat entitled "Piecing Together the Pain Puzzle: The Biopsychosocial Model" held July ...

Dr. DeJong Receives NIH Career Development Grant

Stacey DeJong PT, PhD was recently awarded funding as a Scholar in the CORRT K12 Program, a Multicenter Career Development Program for Physical and Occupational Therapists.  The CORRT Program provides...

DPT Students Receive Honorable Mention for Miami-Marquette Challenge

DPT Students received the Honorable Mention for the Miami-Marquette Challenge.  The Challenge is the Foundation for Physical Therapy's annual fundraising initiative for physical therapy research.  The...

Dr. Shields Appointed to NICHD Council

Richard Shields PT, PhD, FAPTA has been appointed to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Advisory Council.  Dr. Shields will play a key role in NICHD operations by providing a...

Dr. Shields Receives Two R01 Grant Awards from NIH

Richard Shields PT, PhD, FAPTA received two NIH R01 grant awards totalling over 3.6 million dollars.  The projects focus on improving metabolic health of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) through s...

PTRS Annual Research Day - April 24

The University of Iowa Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science held its Annual Research Day Friday, 24, 2015.  Brandan Dougherty, PT, PhD, provided the research lecture "The Therapeu...

Shields Delivers the 8th Annual Ann Putnam Kaleckas Lecture

Dr. Richard K. Shields gave the 2015 Eighth Annual Ann Putnam Kaleckas Lecture at Northwestern University March 30th.  Dr. Shields lecture "Capitalizing on Tissue Plasticity to Improve Health after Sp...

35 Students Receive DPT Degree

At the December 19, 2014 Commencement Ceremony, the Department conferred the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree upon 35 students.  All members of the graduating class were recognized for their ex...

Laura Frey Law Receives NIH R03 Grant

Laura Frey Law, Associate Professor, recently received an NIH R03 grant entitled “Phenotyping Evoked Central Sensitivity to Painful Stimuli.”

Students Receive Frank Hazelton Scholarship

David Indovina and Jenna Sedlacek were the recipients of the Frank Hazelton Annual Scholarship given to an outstanding DPT2 and DPT1 student each year.  The Hazelton family, along with the award recip...

Shields Gave 2013 Robert L. Lamb Distinguished Lecture at VCU

Dr. Richard K. Shields gave the 2013 Robert L. Lamb Distinguished Lecture at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) on September 16, 2013.  Shields' lecture "Capitalizing on the Regenerative Capacity ...

Sluka Named Kate Daum Professor

Kathleen A. Sluka has been appointed as the Kate Daum Professor.  The endowed professorship was established by the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine to recognize outstanding women scientis...

Shields to Serve as Chair Elect to National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)

Dr. Richard Shields was selected to serve as the Chair Elect to the Advisory Board for the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR).   NCMRR fosters development of scientific knowle...

Students Honored at APTA Annual Meeting

Student-led fundraising efforts at the University of Iowa raised $3,000 for the Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge for the Foundation for Physical Therapy.  The University of Iowa was recognized at the Fo...

Dr. Sluka Receives Funding for FAST Clinical Trial

Dr. Kathleen Sluka was awarded a UM1 two-site clinical trial from the National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disorders (NIAMS): "FAST: Fibromyalgia Activity Study with TENS".  T...

Dr. Darren Casey Awarded a New Grant from the American Heart Association

Dr. Casey was just awarded a 2-year grant from the American Heart Association entitled "Dietary nitrates and vascular function in patients with peripheral artery disease".  The main goal of this proje...

Congratulations to Dailey, Singh, Teran-Yengle, and Vance

Congratulations to Dailey, Singh, Teran-Yengle, and Vance!

Carol Vance Completes PhD

Congratulations to Carol Vance on Completing her PhD!

Sluka Named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow

Kathleen A. Sluka, PT, PhD, FAPTA, has been named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow.  This is the highest honor given by the APTA.  Catherine Worthingham, PT, PhD, FAPTA, was a visionary who demonstrated...

Casey Joins Faculty

The faculty and staff are pleased to welcome Darren P. Casey, PhD as Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science.  Starting in the fall 2013, he will direct the Exercise Physiol...

PhD Student Amy Kimball receives Promotion of Doctoral Scholarship Award

PhD Student Amy Kimball was awarded a PODS Scholarship from the Foundation for Physical Therapy. These awards are extremely competitive with only five of over 40 applicants granted a scholarship this ...

McCoid and Hazelton Scholarships Awarded

Amanda Paige (DPT2) is the first recipient of the Marilyn M. McCoid Scholarship.

Department Status Awarded

Effective July 1, 2012, the Board of Regents granted the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Graduate Program department status within the Carver College of Medicine.