Department of Physical Therapy to host series on health care and other pandemic effects; will kick off Sept. 10

The Department of Physical Therapy will host “What’s Next? A Seminar Series for Challenging Times,” a series of presentations focused on health care and societal issues that have emerged due to the pandemic. 

All seminars will be held live on Microsoft Teams. Register via Eventbrite 

Sessions include:

  • The Polio Virus and Physical Therapy: What have we learned?
    Presented by: Dr. Donald Neumann, PT, FAPTA
    Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6:45 p.m.
  • “The Economics of the Pandemic”
    Presented by: Dr. Matteo Arena
    Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6:45 p.m.
  • “Flattening the Disability Curve After Acute Hospitalization”
    Presented by: Dr. Jason Falvey, PT, DPT
    Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6:45 p.m.
  • “COVID-19, the Color Line, and Catholic Social Teaching: Flashlighting Health Disparities in the USA”
    Presented by: Dr. Shawnee Daniels-Sykes
    Monday, Nov. 16, at 6:45 p.m. 
  • “Addressing Systemic Racism and Implicit Bias in Police Reform”
    Presented by: Dr. Susan Giaimo
    Thursday, Nov. 19, at 6:45 p.m. 

Tickets are $25 per seminar and $100 for the complete seminar series bundle. 

The seminar series will support of the VCU-Marquette Challengestudent-led fundraising effort to support the Foundation for Physical Therapy Researchthe nation’s only non-profit solely dedicated to research in physical therapy. Since 1989, physical therapy students at Marquette have been holding fundraising events, donating proceeds to the FPTR and challenging students nationwide to do the same. Every donation makes it possible to fund scholarships, fellowships and research grants.