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The APTA recently announced the recipients of its 2015 Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (FAPTA), which included UAB Professor of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, Program Director of the PhD In Rehabilitation Science, and UCEM Member, David A. Brown, PT, PhD, FAPTA. The FAPTA designation is the highest honor among APTA's membership categories. This award is for a physical therapist or life physical therapist member of the association whose contributions to the profession through leadership, influence, and achievements demonstrate frequent and sustained efforts to advance the profession for a period of not less than 15 years preceding the nomination for election. Catherine Worthingham, PT, PhD, FAPTA, was a change agent who was effective, respectful, and honest, and motivated others to make an impact within the physical therapy profession. She was also a visionary who demonstrated leadership across the domains of advocacy, education, practice, and research.  The purpose of the Catherine Worthingham Fellow designation (FAPTA) is to honor Dr. Worthingham and inspire all physical therapists to attain the high level of professional excellence and impact in terms of advancing the profession she exemplified.