Marilyn Gossman Endowed Lectureship
At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, we believe the pursuit of knowledge does not end at graduation. Marilyn Gossman, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, was a physical therapist, educator, researcher, and influential leader who also held this belief. Marilyn joined the newly developed physical therapist educational program at UAB in 1967 and soon took over as chair of the program – a position she held for more than 30 years.
In 1998, Marilyn died of breast cancer; while she had accomplished so much, she had so much more to give. Her legacy lives on today through the hundreds of students and faculty members whose lives she touched. Her UAB family continues her legacy of excellence, education and innovation with the Marilyn R. Gossman Endowed Lectureship.
The Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health Professions respectfully requests your continued support to provide funding toward the endowed lectureship in memory of Gossman. Each year a renowned therapist, who has made profound contributions to the physical therapy profession, will be selected to give a lecture that is free and open to the public. In addition, the PT department will conduct events for UAB PT students, faculty, and alumni, as well as PT clinicians from across Alabama and the southeast to coincide with the Marilyn Gossman Lecture Series.
The series kicked off in 2014 – the 50th anniversary of the initiation of PT education at UAB. Anthony Delitto, Ph.D., PT, FAPTA, recognized around the world for his accomplishments and contributions to the PT profession, was the inaugural speaker.
In 2015, Pamela Duncan, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, FHA, became the second legendary PT to deliver a Gossman Lecture.
We ask that you please remember, as the endowment grows, so does the strength of our programming. The friends of Marilyn are asking you – along with everyone that was impacted by her or the physical therapy program she built at UAB – to make your own impact on the future of physical therapy and give a gift today to strengthen this ongoing lectureship.
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