Health Sciences

PT faculty member honored with prestigious APTA award

Dr. Kristi Streeter receives Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member

Dr. Kristi Streeter

The American Physical Therapy Association has recognized Dr. Kristi Streeter, assistant professor of physical therapy in the College of Health Sciences, with the 2024 Margaret L. Moore Award for an Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member.

Moore was a passionate advocate for the field of physical therapy and played a major role in the evolution and elevation of the profession by championing advanced academic training and degrees for physical therapists and by promoting continuing education.

“I’m honored to receive this award from the APTA and to even be mentioned in the same sentence as Dr. Moore,” Streeter says. “She was a true visionary and I hope to have a fraction of the impact in my research that she has had on our field.”

Streeter joined the Marquette faculty in 2019 and developed a robust research program directed at improving respiratory function in persons with spinal cord injuries.  Her research efforts to date have garnered over $1 million in funding from the NIH and other non-profit foundations.

“Dr. Streeter has been an all-star faculty member and researcher ever since she arrived on campus,” said Dr. Allison Hyngstrom, chair and professor of the Department of Physical Therapy. “Her research program pushes the envelope of what is known about respiratory recovery in patients with spinal cord injuries and what the path to recovery could look like for them in the future. She has absolutely earned this prestigious award.”

Streeter is the third Marquette faculty member to have earned this award since its inception in 1990, following former physical therapy department chair Dr. Lawrence Pan (1991) and professor Dr. Guy Simoneau (1996).