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PT students at Heritage Farms
The Physical Therapy program returned to Heritage Farms in Vancouver, Wash., on April 17 for a spring 2021 service event.
Dr. Brian Wilkinson recently collaborated with Holly Erenfeld, Dental Hygiene Studies assistant professor on an inter-professional presentation at the 2021 American Dental Education Association Annual Conference. 
Pacific University's Physical Therapy program is proud to announce four distinguished candidates who have been granted admission into the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy's National Honor Society: Maile Altier ’21, Kai Berkedal ’21, Brittney Gately ’21 and Zena Kiyota ’21.  
The APTA National Advocacy Dinner is returning to Oregon for its third consecutive year at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 2021. Register today for this virtual event. 
Dr. Jeremy Hilliard recently completed training through the APTA to become an instructor for the Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP).
In the March issue of APTA Magazine, Eric Reis authored an article titled “Change Agents for the Profession: Spreading the Word.” In the article, Mackenzie Van Loo ’17, the federal affairs liaison for APTA-Oregon, discusses the power of advocacy. Mackenzie shares how she was affected by attending APTA’s Federal Advocacy Forum early in her career. 
Sydney Neumann ‘22 authored an article titled “How Do I Get Involved?,” in the Professional Pulse – Student Focus section of the March issue of APTA Magazine.
Dr. Sara Lindauer, PT, DPT '20 was recently appointed as the chair of the Oregon Physical Therapy - Political Action Committee (OPT-PAC). 
Rachel Herron PT, DPT '20
Recent alumna, Dr. Rachel Herron, PT, DPT'20 is the founding chair of the Special Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the American Physical Therapy Association – Washington. 
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force receives the President’s Award
Congratulations to the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force for receiving the President’s Award from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy.