Member Spotlight | ACEWM

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

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

Nomination Form

The Distinguished Service Award

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

Nomination Form

Professional Merit

The Professional Merit Award is established to recognize individuals who have served in an elected or appointed position in the section and have given laudatory service in that role.

2017 Recipient: Jaimee Haan, PT, CWS

Nomination Form

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 Fellow of APTA: Tara Jo Manal, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAPTA

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.

See list of prior recipients and nomination details here

Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award: Linda Koehler, PT, PhD, CLT-LANA

This award is offered to those who’ve published a paper that represents a useful contribution to the knowledge base of physical therapy.

View the list of prior recipients and nomination forms

Helen J. Hislop Award for Outstanding Contributions to Professional Literature: Kathleen Sluka, PT, PhD, FAPTA

This award honors a physical therapist who has been actively engaged in writing and publishing professional literature pertaining to the physical therapy profession for at least 10 years. 

View the list of prior recipients and nomination forms

Members Making News

Daniel Young

Daniel Young co-published an article on “Cross-Sectional Examination of Patient and Therapist Factors Affecting Participation in Physical Therapy in Acute Care Hospital Settings”.  Click here to read the article.

Sonya Dick

Sonya Dick has been appointed by the Board of Directors of the FSBPT, to the Standard Setting Task Force for the newly developed 2018 PT examination. In 2016, the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) completed its latest analysis of the skills and knowledge needed by entry-level physical therapist (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) to practice safely and effectively. From this practice analysis, FSBPT developed new content outlines for the National Physical Therapy Examinations (NPTE). The content outlines are currently being used to develop new forms for the 2018 PT and PTA examinations. The next step will be to set passing standards for the new 2018 exams. 18 members of this task force will convene for 3 days in Alexandria VA and they come from various clinical practice and geographic locations throughout the US.

Carmen Oguz

Carmen Oguz was selected for an international volunteer assignment in the island of St. Lucia.  Click here to read her story, excerpted from the AAWC 2016 Annual Report.

Luther Kloth

Luther Kloth co-published an article on “Evaluation of the Healing Progress of Pressure Ulcers Treated with Cathodal High-Voltage Monophasic Plused Current: Results of Prospective, Double-blind, Randomized Clinical Trial”.  Click here to read the article.

Weiqing Ge

Congratulations to ACEWM member Weiqing Ge, PT, DPT, PhD of Youngstown State University FOR THE recent article on “skin deformation during shoulder movements and upper extremity activities” published in PubMed.

Background: The necessity of sternal precautions for patients following cardiac surgery with median sternotomy has been questioned by clinicians, researchers, and even patients. The primary purpose was to determine if sternal skin deformation during shoulder movements and upper extremity activities is compressive or distractive and if there are any significant differences between the skin deformation at different positions during shoulder movements and upper extremity activities. The secondary purpose was to determine if sternal skin deformation is correlated with scapular stabilizer muscle strength.  Read more here