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  • Lisa Altamirano, PT, BBU (Class of 1998)

    As UAB PT celebrates its 60th anniversary, we want to spotlight a few of our many successful alumni and hear how the department has impacted their journeys. With that said, we are pleased to introduce you to Lisa Altamirano, PT, BBU, alumna of our PT Class of 1998. Currently, Lisa is owner of Agile Physical Therapy in Birmingham.

  • Jessica Rosner, DPT (Class of 2006)

    As UAB PT celebrates its 60th anniversary, we want to spotlight a few of our many successful alumni and hear how the department has impacted their journeys. With that said, we are pleased to introduce you to Jessica Rosner, DPT, alumna of our DPT Class of 2006. Currently, Jessica is Clinical Director at Outpatient Sports Medicine Clinic in Shelby County Physical Therapy.

  • Dhara Shah, PT, DPT, OCS (Class of 2015)

    As UAB PT celebrates its 60th anniversary, we want to spotlight a few of our many successful alumni and hear how the department has impacted their journeys. With that said, we are pleased to introduce you to Dhara Shah, PT, DPT, OCS, alumna of our DPT Class of 2015. Currently, Dhara is president of APTA Georgia and a physical therapist at Motion Stability Physical Therapy Group in Atlanta.

  • Antonio V. Pruitt, PT, DPT, MPA (Class of 2005)

    As UAB PT celebrates its 60th anniversary, we want to spotlight a few of our many successful alumni and hear how the department has impacted their journeys. With that said, we are pleased to introduce you to Antonio V. Pruitt, PT, DPT, MPA - a member of our first class of DPT graduates. Currently, Antonio is director or rehab services for Cobb Hospital in the WellStar Health System.

  • UAB's Physical Therapy Department: A Journey of Growth and Excellence

    As the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Physical Therapy Department approaches its 60th year, it is essential to look back and appreciate the incredible journey it has undertaken since its inception. The department's evolution within the ever-changing society and profession showcases its commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

  • Pioneering Paths: Celebrating UAB Physical Therapy's Impactful Alumni

    As the Department of Physical Therapy at UAB commemorates six decades of excellence and evolution, it's an opportune moment to reflect on the profound impact of its alumni. Here we honor two of our earliest graduates who have made meaningful contributions for decades.

  • SHP Alumni Open Only PT Clinic in Rural Georgia County

    UAB alumni Larry and Jane Crane moved to Pine Mountain, Georgia in 2021 and quickly discovered the dire need for physical therapy services. This inspired them to combine their skills in physical therapy and health administration to create Spine Mountain, a hybrid physical therapy clinic and wellness studio.

  • OT and PT hospital simulation delivers lessons and confidence

    The second annual UAB PT/OT Outside Hospital Simulation saw 240 students from the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy programs learning first-hand what it means to walk into an acute care hospital setting.

  • 2023 Blazer Forever Scholarship Recipients

    Five students have been awarded a UAB School of Health Professions Blazer Forever Scholarship. The award is given to SHP students during Homecoming Week based on an essay answer. This year, we asked students to talk about the ways classroom collaborations and/or team-based learning has made them stronger teammates.

  • Christy inducted to the Bárány Society

    Jennifer Christy, PT, Ph.D., associate professor, director of the UAB Doctor of Physical Therapy program, assistant dean for faculty affairs in the School of Health Professions, has been inducted into the Bárány Society, the International Society for Neuro-otology.

  • Christy named Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA

    Jennifer Christy sits at monitors in the VOR Lab

    Professor Jennifer Christy, PT, Ph.D., director, University of Alabama at Birmingham Doctor of Physical Therapy program, assistant dean for Faculty Affairs in the School of Health Professions, has been named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association.

  • UAB launches new undergraduate degree in disability studies and rehabilitation science

    The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions recently launched a new undergraduate degree in disability studies and rehabilitation science. The new program is already accepting applications.

  • Governor Ivey signs bill to impact care in rural and underserved counties

    Governor Kay Ivey, during a bill signing ceremony on Thursday, signed into law the Preceptor Tax Incentive Program to provide income tax credit incentives for certain health professions students who train in rural and underserved counties across Alabama.

  • DPT Student Selected for an Internship with MLB Team

    UAB Doctorate of Physical Therapy third-year students are finishing up their clinical experiences before graduation in December. One student in particular is making strides to combine his love for sports with his physical therapy skills.

  • New Certificate Program to Start this Fall

    Physical therapists' role is everchanging and adapting with society. The rise in healthcare disparities has revealed the crucial role physical therapists play in preventative care, chronic disease management, and promoting overall health and well-being. The new UAB Graduate Certificate in Primary Care PT for Underserved Populations is a new comprehensive program designed to equip physical therapists with specialized knowledge and skills to address the unique healthcare needs of underserved communities.

  • 10th Annual Marylin R. Gossman Endowed Lectureship

    The Marylin R. Gossman Endowed Lectureship celebrated its 10th anniversary with an inspiring presentation delivered by Elizabeth Dean, PT, Ph.D., titled "This is What it Takes to Address Societal Health and Equity. Are Physical Therapists Ready?"

  • DPT student becomes first UAB student selected for APTA Internship

    Noah Dehart

    Noah Dehart, a third-year student in the UAB Doctor of Physical Therapy program was selected by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for the Charles Harker Internship. Dehart becomes the first student from UAB to be selected.

  • 2023 SHP Faculty Grant Winners Announced

    For the third consecutive year, the UAB School of Health Professions (SHP) has awarded members of the SHP faculty with faculty grants. This year’s winners are Alexandra Evancho, PT, DPT, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy; Seung Yup (Joshua) Lee, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Health Services Administration; and Megan Carpenter, OTD, OTR/L, SCFES, assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, and Elizabeth Wylie, PT, DPT, NCS, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy.

  • Department of Physical Therapy Awards Scholarships

    Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, numerous scholarships have been established to benefit students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. These are the 2022-23 scholarship award winners.

  • DPT student wins 2022 SAHPD Student Leadership in Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Award

    Kiara Thompson, a third-year student in the UAB Doctor of Physical Therapy program was awarded the 2022 SAHPD Student Leadership in Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Award from the Southern Association of Health Professions Deans at Academic Health Centers.

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