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2018 NEXT Conference Student Perspective
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MU DPT Alumus and Faculty Recognized at the National Level
Three members of the Marymount University family were honored with awards June 28, 2018 during the American Physical Therapy Association Conference (APTA) and Exposition in Orlando, Florida:
- Dr. Diana G. Venskus, an associate professor of physical therapy, received the Humanitarian Award. The recognition honors individuals who exemplify the compassionate nature of the profession and actively demonstrate a commitment to humanity and selflessness in addressing health concerns. She directs the Physical Therapy Clinic at the Arlington Free Clinic, an academic-community service-learning partnership that integrates student-learning goals and community physical therapy needs in a pro bono service delivery model. She earned her bachelor’s degree at George Mason University, her master’s degree at George Washington University and her Ph.D. at Virginia Commonwealth University.
An alumna, Dr. Secili DeStefano, ’01, ’07, who earned her master’s degree and doctorate from Marymount, received the Lucy Blair Service Award, which honors members whose contributions to APTA are of exceptional quality or value. She works at the Reston location of Bodies in Motion Physical Therapy where she administers premium care to a large, diverse population of outpatient orthopedic patients.
- Dr. Rebecca H. Leonard, an adjunct faculty member, received the Henry O. and Florence P. Kendall Practice Award, which honors a physical therapy professional who embodies a commitment to developing physical therapy as a caring profession. The director and owner of Early Intervention Associates earned her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Connecticut, her master’s degree from Marshall University and her doctor of physical therapy from Rocky Mountain University.
MU DPT Student Wins Triathlon
MU DPT Class of 2020 student and member of the MU Triathlon team, Bryan Pashigian, placed first in the collegiate male division and 10th place overall at the USAT Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Regional Sprint (Smithfield Sprint Triathlon, April 7th, 2018, Smithfield, VA).