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Chatham University Master of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Upcoming Events

School of Health Sciences Fall Lecture
Charlie E. A. Borowicz, MPH, MSW
Competent Care for Transgender and Non-binary patients/clients
October 29, 2019
Campbell Memorial Chapel
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Reception immediately following in Laughlin Hall, Welker Room

1 CEU/PDU offered for Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Psychology, and Social Work. 

Charlie Borowicz is the transgender health project manager for Allegheny Health Network through the Center for Inclusion Health. They coordinate trainings and education around gender minority health issues, provide care navigation and advocacy for staff and patients, and collaborate with other agencies to enhance transgender affirming healthcare. Charlie serves as liaison to the PA Transgender Health Workgroup and the Tri-State Gender Collaborative.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify basic terminology to describe the transgender community
  • Describe medical disparities faced by the transgender community
  • Explain ways to incorporate trans-affirming behaviors into your practice 

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News Highlights

Chatham’s Go Baby Go Club will be participating in the Assistive Technology Fair in Monroeville on September 24 & 25. DPT Class of 2020 students Michaela Golden and Lynne Gillott will be representing Chatham and our DPT student efforts in starting and maintaining this great service to children with movement challenges!!  Additional information is available here

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Chatham 150 game

Chatham DPT program faculty Joe Schreiber, Missy Criss, Sue Perry, and Melissa Bednarek help celebrate Chatham University's 150th Anniversary year by attending the Pirates game on August 25.  Chatham's President Finegold threw out the ceremonial first pitch and the Chatham choir beautifully sang the national anthem! 


Congratulations to Nicole Stout, 1998 graduate from the Chtham Physical Therapy Program, for receiving the John H. P. Maley Lecture Awared to be presented at national conference this summer!  The John H. P. Maley Lecture Award is annually presented to an APTA physical therapist member who has demonstrated clinical expertise, as well as wide-reaching, sustained, and significant contributions to the physical therapy profession.  The honoree's lecture is considered to be one of the highlights at APTA's NEXT Conference & Exposition and is an honor commensurate with long-standing professional contributions.  Our heartfelt congratulations to Nicole for her exceptional work!

DPT alum receives prestigious scholarship!

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Julie Stutzbach, Doctorate of Physical Therapy '14, has been awarded the Florence P. Kendall Scholarship from the Foundation for Physical Therapy as well as an NIH/NIA National Institute on Aging- T32 Integrative Physiology of Aging Training Grant.  The Kendall Post-Professional Doctoral Scholarships, part of the Foundation’s Doctoral Opportunities for Clinicians and Scholars (DOCS) program, assist physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with outstanding potential within their first year of post-professional doctoral degree studies. Applicants must be formally accepted as a student in a regionally accredited post-professional doctoral program whose content has a demonstrated relationship to physical therapy. Dr. Stutzbach’s research interests include high-intensity exercise interventions for medically-complex older adults.  Julie is a current student in the PhD program in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Colorado- Anschutz Medical Campus. Congratulations, Julie!