USC Honors at 2013 CPTA Annual Conference

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USC DPT students won the 2013 CAL-PT-PAC Cub Challenge for having the highest number of students from any school in California support the political action on behalf of the profession.

 

Several members of the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy community were honored by the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) during the group’s annual conference in Pasadena, Calif. September 20-21, 2013.

The CPTA is the California chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The organization acts as a voice for the profession in legislative and regulatory affairs as well as provides members with expert information, news and networking opportunities.

“We are so proud to have a community that as a whole is very active in the CPTA,” said James Gordon, associate dean of the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. “The importance of sharing information with colleagues and working together to better our profession is something our faculty, students and alumni take to heart.”

The USC honorees recognized at the CPTA annual conference include:

Faculty Awards

James B. McKillip Leadership Award
Cheryl Resnik, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist Research Publication Award - Clinician
Kimiko Yamada PT, DPT, OCS, ATC
The Low Back Activity Confidence Scale (LoBACs): Preliminary Validity and Reliability
Additional Authors: George Beneck PT, PhD, OCS and Kornelia Kulig PT, PhD, FAPTA

Physical Therapist Research Publication Award - Faculty
Susan Sigward PT, PhD, ATC
The Influence of Sex and Maturation on Knee Mechanics During Side-Step Cutting
Additional Authors: Christopher Powers PT, PhD, FAPTA

Royce P. Noland Award of Merit Address
Rob Landel PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, FAPTA

Student Awards

CAL-PT-PAC-CUB Challenge
USC Doctor of Physical Therapy students won the CAL-PT-PAC Cub Challenge for having the most contributions from their program to the CAL-PT-PAC for 2013.

APTA 2013 Student Advocacy Challenge Award
This award is presented by the American Physical Therapy Association to the PT or PTA program whose students earn the most points by participating in advocacy activities on behalf of the profession. The students at USC earned 2,659 points, a record for the Student Advocacy Challenge. The award was announced at this year’s National Student Conclave.

Alumni Awards

2013 Rising Star Awards
Melissa Brose PT, DPT '11
Amy Shimer PT, DPT, NCS '10
Marie Yeseta PT, DPT '12