- Kati Terry, PT, DPT, NCS – Dr. Terry recently received a specialist
certification in Neurologic Health. She received a master’s degree in physical therapy from Maryville University in 2009
and a doctorate in physical therapy in 2010 from Saint Louis University
- Diana Jane Brandt, PT, OCS – Ms. Brandt recently received a specialist certification in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. She received a baccalaureate level degree in physical therapy in 2000 from Maryville University of Saint Louis.
- Kathleen Marie Korona, PT, DPT, OCS – Dr. Korona recently became certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. She received a master’s degree in physical therapy from Maryville University in 2007 and a doctorate in physical therapy in 2011 from Saint Louis University.
- Joni G. Barry, PT, DPT, NCS – Dr. Barry is a member of the Neurologic Special Council for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. Dr. Barry is an associate professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned her BS in Exercise Science from the University of Iowa in 1987, her MS in physical therapy from Beaver College (Arcadia University) in Glenside, PA in 1989, and her DPT in physical therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA in 2004. Her current clinical practice is in an outpatient setting with individuals with a variety of neurologic dysfunctions and her research has been predominately on interventions for individuals with chronic hemiparesis after stroke. She is currently serving on the nominating committee for the Stroke SIG of the Neurology Section. Dr. Barry was board certified in 1997 as a clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy and recertified in 2006.
- Participants of Civic Engagement’s Associates Program, Dr. Dias and Dr. Fick initiated two Health and Wellness Days at The St. Patrick’s Center for graduate Physical Therapy students enrolled in the Cardiopulmonary Conditions and Management course at Maryville. This outside class experience allowed students to test blood pressure, lung function, chest expansion, oxygen saturation, and look for signs of diabetes on diverse patients. Faculty assisted students with patient diagnosis and recommended treatments.Dr. Fick explains that while informing patients is important, the more difficult task is convincing patients to change their behavior. Students learned how to diagnose at-risk patients, patients learned how to take better care of themselves, and both gained an improved awareness of humanity. Dr. Dias expressed enthusiasm about the service learning project because it symbiotically gives students a hands-on learning opportunity while providing a necessary service to the community.
Funds provided by The Center for Civic Engagement and Democracy and The Physical Therapy Department, enabled faculty to purchase an FDA approved, hand-held EKG reader, accessible from an I-phone, plus a device that looks at lung function.
- Dr. Olaide Sangoseni and Dr. Konrad Dias received a grant of $10,000 from the Home Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. In addition, as principal investigator, Dr. Dias received a $5,000.00 grant from the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and an internal grant of $2,300 from the College of Health Professions. This funding has been secured in an effort to study the effects of exercise training and a front loading of physical therapy visits in home care for patients with heart failure. The study incorporates a randomized controlled multi center design and will serve as Dr. Dias’ dissertation project towards completion of his PhD in Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University.
Charles J. Gulas, PT, PhD, GCS, was honored on September 29 by St. Louis University’s Physical Therapy Program with the Florence P. Kendall Service Award for 2013. This award recognizes a physical therapist who has performed outstanding service to the health care community.
Torrey Welsch (PT Class of 2003) was inducted into Maryville University’s Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday, September 26. Additional photos for viewing can be found on Maryville’s Athletics webpage.
Pradip Ghosh, PT, PhD, DMS recently had a paper entitled, “Direct Inhibition of Retinoblastome Phosphorylation by Nimbolite Causes Cell Cycle Arrest and Suppresses Glioblastome Growth” accepted in Clinical Cancer Research.
- Dr. Michelle Unterberg, director of the PT Program and graduate of the Class of 1989, completed the APTA Educational Leadership Institute program.
- Dr. Kathleen (Amos) Korona, Class of 2007, earned an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certificate.
- Dr. Kati (Terry) Henson, Class of 2009, earned a Neurologic Clinical Specialist certificate.
- Dr. Kelly O’Brien, Class of 2012, was recently accepted into the Mercer University Residency Program.
- The Maryville University department of athletics has announced its 2013 inductees to the Saints Athletics Hall of Fame. Congratulations to Torrey Welsch, Class of 2003, for being one of the inductees. Click here for more information.