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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)


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Chatham DPT Program Director Receives National Service Award

Joe Schreiber

Congratulations to Dr. Joe Schreiber, chair of the Chatham University Physical Therapy Program, who will receive the Lucy Blair Service Award for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) at APTA's national conference this June! The Lucy Blair Service Award honors members who have made exceptional contributions to APTA through district, chapter, committee, section, task force, or national activities.

Dr. Schreiber is professor and program director in the Chatham University Physical Therapy Program, and serves as a per diem physical therapist for the Children's Institute of Pittsburgh. Dr. Schreiber received his BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986; MS in Pediatric Physical Therapy from Hahnemann University in 1992; and his PhD in Rehabilitation Science from Duquesne University in 2007.

A 31-year APTA member, Dr. Schreiber completed a six-year term as president of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (APPT, formerly known as the Section on Pediatrics). A quiet leader who does not broadcast his successes, he was instrumental in the development of the APPT's first Education Summit in 2012, which led to the Essential Competencies in Pediatric PT Education. In addition to his APPT activities, Schreiber has participated as a co-author with colleagues from across the United States on a number of manuscripts, has given 30 peer-reviewed scientific and professional presentations at state, national and international conferences, and continues to devote time to teaching for the APTA Learning Center.

He was honored with the Award for Excellence in Pediatric Physical Therapy from the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association in 2012, and the Bud Dehaven Award for Service from the Section on Pediatrics in 2016.

Congratulations, Dr. Schreiber!

Chatham PT Program Alumna Receives National Award

Nicole Stout

Congratulations to Chatham PT Program alumna, Nicole Stout, DPT, CLT-LANA, FAPTA ('98), who will receive the Catherine Worthingham Fellow Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)! The Catherine Worthingham Fellow designation (FAPTA) honors individuals whose contributions to the profession through leadership, influence, and achievements demonstrate frequent and sustained efforts to advance the physical therapy profession.

Dr. Nicole L. Stout received her BS from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and received her Master of Physical Therapy degree from Chatham University in 1998 and a clinical doctorate from Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions in 2013. She has a post graduate certificate in Health Policy from the George Washington University School of Public Health.

Dr. Stout is a renowned health care researcher, consultant, educator, and advocate. She is the chief executive officer of 3e Services, an information technology consulting firm.

Dr. Stout holds appointments on the State of Maryland Cancer Control Survivorship committee, the CARF International Cancer Standards Advisory Board, and the American Lymphedema Framework steering committee. She is the current chair of the Oncology Specialty Council of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and serves as the co-chair for the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine's Cancer Networking Group Education Taskforce. She has received service awards from the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, the Navy Surgeon General, and the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Congratulations, Dr. Stout!

Eastside Gets Greener!

Really, Chatham Eastside is actually greener thanks to the efforts of DPT student, Jill Claassen. Jill, assisted by Dr. Steve Karas and fellow students Kirby Poisel, Sabrina Evers, and Delila Spahic, applied for and received a Green Fund grant to add plants to the mezzanine level common areas. This is a lovely and healthy addition to our space that helps with air quality for all. The pictures show before (top left) and after. Thank you to the DPT students for a job well done!

Dr. Joe Schreiber Completes 2nd Term as APPT President

Dr. Joe Schreiber, PT Program Director, was recognized and thanked for serving 2 terms as the President of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, a section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He was honored in February at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, TX. In the photo below, APTA Board Member Bob Rowe congratulates Joe during the awards luncheon at the Component Leadership Meeting. Thank you, Dr. Schreiber, for your dedication to and leadership in our profession!

Relay for Life 2017

Thanks to DPT students, the Chatham University PT Program raised $1500 for Relay for Life! This is added to the campus-wide efforts that raised over $10,000!! Thank you to our students and our student coordinators, 2nd year student Meghan Reiser and 1st year student Jennifer Raymond and faculty advisor Dr. Ann Williamson for their efforts.


Class of 2016 Graduates!

On Friday, December 16, 2016, the faculty of Chatham University's DPT Program celebrated our newest colleagues, the Class of 2016. Graduation as usual was a festive event with many family and friends in attendance. New Doctors of Physical Therapy Meghan Mays and Grace Hyland were chosen by their classmates to speak about their experiences and reminisce about their years here at Chatham. Program Director, Dr. Joe Schreiber, also provided final words to the class and encouraged everyone to stay in touch with the program by sharing their successes and considering service through clinical education over the coming years.

Several individuals were recognized with awards at graduation: Jason Chippich, PT received the Clinician-Educator Award; Megan Kenney received the Faculty Commendation Award; Kristina Reeder received the Potential for Professional Excellence Award; and Jana Yoder received both the Potential for Professional Excellence Award and the Peer Recognition award from her classmates. Congratulations to all and welcome to the physical therapy professional community!