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Amy Ladendorf

We are on Facebook!

The Department of Physical Therapy, including the Rehabilitation Science Program, has a Facebook page! The Facebook page will be used to share exciting news about the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science programs, current department research endeavors, service projects, faculty news, and more. The page will also help create more engaging…

Fredy Mora Solis

What has been your experience in the Rehabilitation Science program? What have you enjoyed most about the program? Being part of the Rehabilitation Science program is like being part of big family. I know that the friendships I have made while being in the PhD in Rehabilitation…

Recent Student Publication Spotlight

The Rehabilitation Science program is happy to introduce a new student publication spotlight which highlights publications resulting from PhD student research. The first edition features publications from Corey Simon (Age Group Comparisons of TENS Response Among Individuals with Chronic Axial Low Back Pain), Ravneet Vohra (…

Laura Zdziarski

Laura Zdziarski with Dean Kleinschmidt, head Athletic Trainer for the Detroit Lions, former PFATS president, and NATA Hall of Fame member Tell us about your research…

PhD Student Awarded 2015 Florence P. Kendall, Post-Professional Doctoral Scholarship

Rehabilitation Science student, Kelly Hawkins, was awarded the Foundation for Physical Therapy’s, 2015 Florence P. Kendall, Post-Professional Doctoral Scholarship. This award recognizes students with outstanding potential who are in their first year of post-professional doctoral degree studies. Kelly is mentored by Dr. Emily Fox and also works closely…

Three Students Awarded Travel Grants

Congratulations to Harneet Arora, Caitlin Banks, and Pallavi Sood! Each received a $250 travel grant from the Rehabilitation Science Steering Committee to present their research at national conferences. Harneet’s poster titled “Longitudinal decline in functional performance in ambulatory boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy” was accepted for presentation at the…

Outstanding International Student Award for PhD Student Jay Nair

Rehabilitation Science student, Jay Nair, was recognized for outstanding accomplishments on November 17th by the University of Florida International Center. Jay’s novel research project focuses on how sensory afferent neurons in the diaphragm are influenced by spinal cord injury.  A licensed physical therapist, Jay has contributed extensively to the…

Meryl Alappattu

Tell us a little about your experience in the PhD program. After completing my DPT in 2008 from UF, I completed a year-long residency in cancer rehabilitation and pelvic health, which led me to develop some questions that required additional research training. Specifically, I was interested in learning about…

Student Spotlight – Jay Nair

What has been your experience in the Rehabilitation Science program? What have you enjoyed most about the program? Rehabilitation of an individual with disability involves integration of knowledge across multiple disciplines. The Rehabilitation Science program at University of Florida provides an excellent platform for trainees to learn this from…

Poster Recognition for PhD Student

Rehabilitation Science student, Alison Barnard, was recognized for her poster presentation at the World Muscle Conference held in Brighton, England September 30th – October 4th. Her poster, titled “Genetic polymorphisms modify intramuscular fat accumulation in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.” was one of 12 posters selected from over 400 to…