• 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.


Dr. Sandy Ross in collaboration with investigators from Rutgers University and Washington University, had a recent publication in IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering titled, “Robotics and Gaming to Improve Ankle Strength, Motor Control, and Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy – A Case Study Series”.  IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2013;21(2):165-173.

Dr. Ryan Duncan, adjunct, former graduate (Class of 2008) and current employee at Washington University, had a recent publication in the Physical Therapy Journal (April 2013; Volume 93, Number 4) titled, “Comparative Utility of the BESTest, Mini-BESTest, and Brief-BESTest for Predicting Falls in Individuals With Parkinson Disease: A Cohort Study”.

CSM 2013 CV & P Research Poster Award

A Retrospective Analysis of the Relationships of BNP Level and 6-Minute Walk Distance in Patients with Acute Congestive Heart Failure: A Pilot Study

The research poster presentation of Dr. Sarah Sullivan, Dr. Lauren Endres, Dr. Caroline Jaycox, Dr. Kelly O’Brien, Dr. Lori Freymuth (DPT Class of 2012) and Konrad Dias, PT,  DPT, CCS at CSM 2013 has won national recognition. They are recipients of the CSM 2013 CV & P Research Poster Award. Congratulations on this recognition!


Konrad Dias PT, DPT, CCS

Konrad Dias PT, DPT, CCS


At the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting, Dr. Mike Cibulka received the Orthopaedic Section’s most distinguished award, the Paris Distinguished Service Award.

This award by the Orthopaedic Section acknowledges an Orthopaedic Section member whose contributions to the Section are of exceptional and enduring value.  He was recognized for his long history of prominent leadership of the section and his notable talents in publication, teaching, research, administration, and clinical practice.

Congratulations to Dr. Cibulka for this outstanding award!