Konrad Dias, PT, DPT, CCS received the Outstanding Faculty Award for 2014.





Kathy Griffith, PT, NCS received the College of Health Professions Outstanding Adjunct Award for 2014.

Congratulations to Dr. Olaide Sangoseni

Pawprint, Maryville’s online student-run newspaper, hosted the Golden Louies Award Ceremony on April 9.  The Golden Louie Award was established to honor the faculty and staff who always go above and beyond, and deserve recognition for their hard work.  This was the first year for the awards. Ten categories were created. Students, faculty, and staff were asked to nominate the faculty or staff member who they thought best deserved each award.  Dr. Sangoseni received the most nominations for Most Generous.

Dr. Sangoseni was presented with the Outstanding Adviser of the Year Award during the All Faculty meeting on May 5.

Missouri Cures Parkinson’s Disease Presentation

Pradip Ghosh, PhD, Professor of Physical Therapy at Maryville University will present “What can we do to manage patietns with Parkinson’s disease?”

Date: Thursday, August, 28, 2014
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: The Center of Clayton
50 Gay Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105

Register ONLINE HERE, or contact Debbie at 314-993-1900 or



  • 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.
  • jbarry - Fall2012Joni 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.

St. Patrick’s Center

Dr. Ann Fick, back row, third from the left, and Dr. Konrad Dias, front row, left and Cardiopulmonary Conditions and Management course students at the St. Patrick’s Center

  • 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.