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Our faculty have received a number of prestigious service awards from the American Physical Therapy Association as well as other professional organizations. Most importantly, we have 5 faculty members who have received the Catherine Worthingham fellowship distinction. This is the highest honor one could achieve as a member of our PT profession. The relevant contributions of our faculty at the regional, state and national levels has definitely helped to shape and move forward, the profession of physical therapy.

Honors

  • Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2009– James Irrgang
  • Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2009– Kelley Fitzgerald
  • Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2008– Jessie Van Swearingen
  • Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2007– Susan Whitney
  • Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2000– Anthony Delitto
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy- Sara Piva
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy- Michael Timko
  • Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives- Debora Miller

Distinguished Lectures

  • John HP Maley Award, Section on Research, American Physical Therapy Association, 2006- Anthony Delitto
  • Mary McMillan Award, American Physical Therapy Association, 2008, Anthony Delitto

Research Awards

  • Excellence in Geriatric Research Award, American Physical Therapy Association, 2011- David Wert
  • Scientist-In-Training Research Award, American Geriatrics Society, 2009- David Wert
  • Presidential Poster Award - Rehabilitation, American Geriatric Society, 2009- Jennifer Brach
  • Excellence in Research Award, Section on Geriatrics, APTA, 2008- Jennifer Brach
  • Presidential Poster Award - American Geriatrics Society, 2008- Elizabeth Hile
  • Steven J. Rose Award, Orthopaedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association, 2007- Anthony Delitto
  • Steven J. Rose Award, Orthopaedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association, 2006- Anthony Delitto
  • New Investigator Award, American College of Rheumatology Research Education Foundation, 2006- Sara Piva
  • New Investigator Award, American Geriatric Society, 2005- Jennifer Brach
  • Steven J. Rose Award, Orthopedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association, 2003- Anthony Delitto
  • Marian Williams Award for Research in Physical Therapy, American Physical Therapy Association, 1997- Anthony Delitto
  • Steven J. Rose Award, Orthopedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association, 1995- Anthony Delitto
  • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Research Award, 1995- Andrea Hergenroeder
  • Steven J. Rose Award, Orthopedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association, 1994- Anthony Delitto
  • Steven J. Rose Award, Orthopedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association, 1993- Anthony Delitto
  • Eugene Michels New Investigator Award, American Physical Therapy Association, 1990- George Carvell
  • Research Award, Southwestern District, PPTA, 1988- Jessie VanSwearingen
  • Traveling Fellowship in Research from the Committee on Research, American Physical Therapy Association, 1978- George Carvell

Education, Practice and Service Awards

  • Richard W. Bowling and Richard E. Erhard Clinical Practice Award, Orthopaedic Sectin, American Physical Therapy Association- 2010,Anthony Delitto
  • Lucy Blair Service Award of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2007- Anthony Delitto
  • Inducted to the Academy of Advanced Item Writers, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, 2006- Sara Piva
  • Neurology Section Award for Clinical Excellence in Neurology, 2004- Susan Whitney
  • Neurology Section Service Award, 2003- Susan Whitney
  • Manuscript Reviewer of the Year Award, Physical Therapy, The Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2002- Kelley Fitzgerald
  • Sports Physical Therapy Section Clinical Educator Award, 2002- James Irrgang
  • Geriatric Award of Excellence, Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association, Geriatric Special Interest Group, 2002- Jennifer Brach
  • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Achievement Award, 2001- Susan Whitney
  • Manuscript Reviewer of the Year, Physical Therapy Journal, 2000- Jessie VanSwearingen
  • Lucy Blair Service Award of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2000- Susan Whitney 
  • Excellence in Neurology Award, Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association, Neurology Special Interest Group, October, 1999- Jessie VanSwearingen
  • Breg Award for Excellence, Sports Physical Therapy Section, 1998- James Irrgang
  • Excellence in Neurology Award from the Neurology Special Interest Group of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association, 1998- George Carvell

Publication Awards

  • Jack Walker Award, for Best Research Report in Physical Therapy, American Physical Therapy Association, 2012- Jessie VanSwearingen
  • Jules M. Rothstein Golden Pen Award for Scientific Writing, American Physical Therapy Association, 2011- Kelley Fitzgerald
  • 1st Prize winning paper, Association of Chiropractic Colleges Educational Conference, 2009- Michael Schneider
  • George J. Davies - James A. Gould Award for Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award, 2004- Sara Piva
  • Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award, American Physical Therapy Association, 2001- Kelley Fitzgerald
  • Chattanooga Research Award for the Best Article on Clinical Research, 1996- Jessie VanSwearingen & Jennifer Brach
  • Golden Pen Award, American Physical Therapy Association, 1992- Anthony Delitto
  • Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award, American Physical Therapy Association, 1990- M. Kathleen Kelly

Board Certified Specialists

  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties- Andrea L. Hergenroeder
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties- Victoria Hornyak
  • Neurologic Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties- Deborah Josbeno
  • Neurologic Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties- Elizabeth Hile
  • Neurologic Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties- Susan Whitney
  • Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties- Christopher Bise
  • Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties- Sara Piva

Scholarship Awards

  • Patricia Leahy Memorial Scholarship, Neurology Section, American Physical Therapy Association, 1999- Patrick Sparto
  • Patricia Leahy Memorial Scholarship, Neurology Section, American Physical Therapy Association, 1998- M. Kathleen Kelly
  • American Society of Biomechanics Schultz Travel Award, 1997- Patrick Sparto
  • Mary McMillan Doctoral Scholarship, 1989- Susan Whitney
  • Mary McMillan Scholar, American Physical Therapy Association, 1978- Jessie VanSwearingen