Physical Therapy Faculty Share Accomplishments

Over the course of the year, many Physical Therapy faculty have reached a number of different milestones and accomplished wonderful things. From receiving awards and recognitions to new publications and receiving grants, there seems to be no limit to what PT faculty can achieve!

 

Dr. Michael Bridges

As the chair of our Assessment Committee, played a central role in refining our current and developing new assessment strategies.

Dr. Kim Burdge

Awarded “Outstanding Reviewer” by the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Invited to serve as a reviewer for Health and Interprofessional Practice. Presented “After the Concussion: Post- Concussion Recovery Therapies” at the Hillsboro Community Senior Center.

Dr. Tzurei Chen

Published “Effects of Muscle Strength and Balance Control on Sit-To-Walk and Turn Durations in the Timed Up and Go Test” in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Presented “Patient Perceptions of Treatment Received from Student Physical Therapists in a Pro Bono Clinic” at the 2018 NEXT Conference.

Dr. Kevin Chui

Published a new e-textbook, Physical Therapy for the Older Adult: Examination and Intervention: An Evidence Based Approach (Wolters Kluwer). He edited 11 chapters and coauthored four chapters. Received the “2018 Excellence in Geriatric Research Award” from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy with his coauthors for a systematic review on falls in community dwelling older adults published in the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Appointed associate dean of faculty affairs for the College of Health Professions. Contributed to two presentations at the 2017 Annual Conference of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Dr. Katie Farrell

While on a sabbatical during the spring semester, work on the project “Refinement and Further Development of a Learning Module to Enhance Student Competence in Providing Collaborative Patient Care in a Neurorehabilitation Setting.” Reviewed student resumes at the 2017 National Student Conclave in Portland.

Dr. Jeremy Hilliard

Coauthored a chapter on “Hip Intervention” in Physical Therapy for the Older Adult: Examination and Intervention: An Evidence Based Approach (Wolters Kluwer). Completed the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program — Level II. Reviewed student resumes at the 2017 National Student Conclave in Portland.

Dr. Erin Jobst

Presented the course “Pharmacology for the Physical Therapist: Considerations for the Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapist” to the Orthopedic Residency Program at Therapeutic Associates, Inc.

Dr. Robert Nee

Presented “Neurodynamic Assessment and Treatment: An Evidence-Based Approach” at Kaiser Oakland Medical Center, which was sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship. Provided two presentations at the 2018 Annual OPTA Conference: “An Evidence- Informed Approach to Neurodynamics”– Part I: Examination and Part II: Treatment.

Dr. Rebecca Reisch

Was awarded tenure by Pacific University, effective August 2018. Published “Overactive Bladder Symptoms in Female Health Profession Students: Bladder Diary Characteristics and Impact of Symptoms on Health-Related Quality of Life” in the Journal of Women’s Health.

Dr. Jose Reyna

Earned recognition as a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist by the ABPTS. First author of a chapter on “Hip Intervention” in Physical Therapy for the Older Adult: Examination and Intervention: An Evidence Based Approach (Wolters Kluwer). Received a grant from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors to support “Walking With Ease,” which is an evidence-based, self-directed intervention program for arthritis management. Was interviewed by Capital Press and Oregon Public Broadcast on his long-standing community service to ¡Salud!

Dr. Sheryl Sanders

Received funding from the American Association of Anatomists Innovation Program to attend the Anatomy Education Research Institute, hosted by Indiana University in Bloomington.

Dr. Brian Wilkinson

Earned recognition as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist by the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. Presented on “Current Concepts in Wrist Rehabilitation: A Paradigm Shift in Exercise Prescription” at the 2018 Annual OPTA Conference. Appointed editor of the Oregon Log, which is the quarterly publication of the OPTA.

Dr. Andy Weyer

Coauthored “Chemokine (c-c motif) Receptor 2 Mediates Mechanical and Cold Hypersensitivity in Sickle Cell Disease Mice” in Pain. Coauthored “Keratinocytes Mediate Touch Sensation via ATP-P2X Signaling” in eLife. Accepted a new opportunity in the Biology Department at City College of San Francisco. He will continue to serve the program as an adjunct for the Rehabilitation Neuroscience courses during the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Jan. 23, 2019