Faculty, staff serve traditional chili luncheon to third-year PTRS students
Faculty and staff members served a chili luncheon to third-year students in the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science program after their final exam on Dec. 11.
Department Chair Lisa Stehno-Bittel told the students the event is a University of Kansas Medical Center tradition marking the end of their time on campus. The students will be heading out next semester for their clinical internships before graduating in May.
While the origin of the chili lunch tradition has long been lost through the years, many of the students launched a new tradition this year by wearing holiday-themed sweaters. (PHOTOS)
KU alumnus changing the face of physical therapy halfway around the globe
Muhammed Al-Jarrah, Ph.D., PT, is leading Fatima College of Health Sciences' effort to establish the principles of physical therapy education and clinical practice in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. (MORE)
Vidoni's research highlighted during
Alzheimer's Awareness month
The work of Eric Vidoni, research assistant professor in the Department of Neurology and education and outreach director of the KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center, is featured in the Nov. 14 edition of the Foundation for Physical Therapy newsletter. (MORE)
Student starting PTRS alumni network
Elise Umbarger, a second-year student in the doctor of physical therapy program (DPT), is working with the KU Med Center Alumni Association and the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science to create an alumni network to aid students while they are on their clinical internships. (MORE) (Email your contact information)
You can contribute to the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science department by emailing us at PTRS@KUMC.edu.