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Pacific University's Physical Therapy Program participated in Global PT Day of Service Fall 2019. 
Physical Therapy students teamed up with students from Pacific's Athletic Training and Physician Assistant programs to volunteer at a Special Olympics event.
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Three Pacific University graduate programs were noted as among the best in the United States for 2021 by U.S. News & World Report, which released its rankings of graduate health programs this month.
Amanda Olson '05 was featured in a physical therapy podcast about home pelvic therapy devices. 
Meredith Christiansen PT '12 has conducted research in the field of rheumatology and been a part of the ACR since 2016. 
Kristin McVay PT '99 transitioned her career from skilled care to outpatient.
Katy Mitchell '94 is a full professor in the School of Physical Therapy at Texas Woman's University in Houston and the coordinator of post-professional studies.
Varina French
Even if she had done nothing else at Pacific, Varina French ’56, MS ’65 would have been remembered for her 17 years spent coaching women’s volleyball, softball, track and field and gymnastics, and for becoming the first female physical education department chair in the West.
Congratulations to Physical Therapy faculty members Dr. Rebecca Reisch, Dr. Tzurei Chen and Dr. Kimberly Malin on achieving certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). All three faculty earned ABPTS certification in areas connected to their teaching, scholarship, and practice.
Dr. Laurita Hack and Dr. Ann Barr-Gillespie
Pacific University's Physical Therapy Program was honored to co-host Dr. Laurita Hack, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA at the end of the spring semester. Dr. Hack is Professor Emeritus, Department of Physical Therapy at Temple University in Philadelphia.

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