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NSU PhD Student Michelle Peterson on the Front Lines of COVID-19

A big thank you to Michelle Peterson, PT, DPT, CCS, PhD (ABD) who is serving the community on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Michelle is a lead intensive care unit (ICU) physical therapist at Virtua-Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, New Jersey. We are so proud of you! Stay safe and healthy as you work toward taking care of all patients during this event!

NSU TDPT Graduate, Dr. Savionne Gayle,Elected President of Jamaica Physiotherapy Association

Dr. Savionne Gayle, NSU TDPT Class of 2018, joined the executive of the Jamaica Physiotherapy Association as Secretary in 2012 with a mandate to serve her beloved profession. She served as Secretary from October 2012 until September 2015. She then went on to serve as Public Relations Officer from September 2015-March 2018. In March 2018, she ran for and was elected as the President, with the vision to apply her passion and leadership skills to move the profession of Physiotherapy to the forefront of the Jamaican medical fraternity. Since then the mandate of the executive board has been to engage and unite all Jamaican physiotherapists and lay the foundation for critical initiatives for the profession. Examples of these initiatives include, legislation for direct access and being a self-governing body. Dr. Gayle was also the TDPT class president during her time in the program and was instrumental in the development of a student mentor-mentee system for the TDPT program. Congratulations to Dr. Savionne Gayle!

Paul Colbert, NSU-PRH Neurologic PT Resident Graduates

Paul Colbert, PT, DPT received recognition for completion of his neurologic residency completion on August 17, 2018 at the Center for Professional Excellence (CAPE) Awards Ceremony. Paul began the program in August 2017 and he is the programs 5th residency graduate. Paul is scheduled to sit for the neurologic board certification exam in March 2019. We wish him well as he embarks on his future endeavors. (Pictured L to R: Shilpa Gaikwad, PT, MPTh, PhD; Rania Margonis, PT, DPT; Paul Colbert, PT, DPT; Kim Smith, PT, DPT, NCS; Jennifer Canbek, PT, PhD, NCS)

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