We love to shine a spotlight on those who shine in our profession.
The Academy has established the following annual awards for members: The Award of Excellence, The Distinguished Service Award, and The Professional Merit Award. Please feel free to nominate active members.
The Award of Excellence is established to recognize individuals who have made exemplary contributions toward advancement of the science and practice of clinical electrophysiology and wound management in scholarly endeavors which have promoted the academic, research, and clinical aspects of our profession.
2016 Recipients: Gregory Paul Ernst, PT, PhD, ECS, SCS and Jodi J. Harris, PT, WCC,CWS
The Distinguished Service Award is established to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions in leadership and service roles within this section. The recipients of this award have had a noteworthy track record of performing beyond the call of duty to accomplish goals that are salient to the section.
2017 Recipient: Harriett B. Loehne, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS
2016 Recipient: Christine Conroy, PT, DPT, MH
Daryl Lawson, PT, DSc
Assistant Professor, Elon University
Second Annual Wound Management Research Award Winner!
Daryl teaches the integumentary and some orthopedic classes in the department of physical therapy at Elon University. He has published past articles on electrical stimulation, blood flow and chronic, non-healing wounds. He looks forward to doing more research in this area of wound healing. Daryl’s collaborator was Jerrold Petrofsky, PhD, JD of Loma Linda University.
Catherine Worthingham, PT, PhD, FAPTA, was a change agent who was effective, respectful, and honest, and motivated others to make an impact within the physical therapy profession. She was also a visionary who demonstrated leadership across the domains of advocacy, education, practice, and research.
This award is offered to those who’ve published a paper that represents a useful contribution to the knowledge base of physical therapy.
Many thanks for the multiple contributions of the following people:
- Lynn Freeman
- Meryl Gersh
- David Hutchinson
- Louis Iannuzzi
- Zane Larson
- Rodney Schlegel
- Edward Schrank
- Kristin Thurman
- Pamela Unger
- Deborah Wendland