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Physician performing an ultrasound on a shoulder.

“Our mission has been to provide high-quality patient care and education.” On May 4-5, 2018, the HCMC Division of Rheumatology collaborated with the University of Minnesota Division of PM&R to offer a comprehensive musculoskeletal ultrasound course with hands-on learning experience. Representing the Division of PM&R were Drs. Matthew Hofkens, Jason Lee, Alexander Senk, and Brionn Tonkin. PM&R resident physicians Sakshi Kaul, Chris Meserve, Michael Nguyen, Sima Patel, Alicia Phillips, and Erica Seidel were all volunteers at the course.

Photo of Pamela Cole

Pamela Cole, the integument instructor for many years in the Division of Physical Therapy, is the recipient of the Golden Apple Award for a demonstrated commitment to the Health Volunteers Overseas's mission to improve global health through education, training, and professional development of the health workforce in resource-scarce countries. Haiti is one of the many areas that Pam has provided service in. 

Attendees at Tony Diggs Award Ceremony

Phillips Neighborhood Clinic is a student-run clinic staffed by a volunteer team of professionals including physical therapy. DPT students get the opportunity to serve as PT clinicians during their second year. This allows students to learn to interact with patients from a diverse background and collaborate with a variety of medical disciplines.

Disabled veterans logo

Each year, the National Disabled Veterans Sports Clinic help rehabilitate disabled veterans from all over the nation. Various adaptive sports are introduce to the veterans that "challenge their perceived limitations."

PhD candidate showcases her research poster

The University's Graduate School held its 2018 Doctoral Research Showcase on Tuesday, April 3. Current Rehab Science PhD Candidate, Bekah Summers, presented at this event. Ms. Summers is the recipient of a 2017-2018 Doctoral Dissertation Fellow (DDF). The DDF gives the University's most accomplished PhD candidates an opportunity to devote full-time effort to an outstanding research project by providing time to finalize and write a dissertation during the fellowship year. The year is concluded with presentation at the Showcase. Ms.

In mid-March 2018, Dr. Brionn Tonkin, Dr. Alexander Senk, and Dr. Jason Lee along with residents (Dr. Cavalli and Dr. Lamb) collaborated with the Minnesota Chiropractic Association Sports Council to be the medical providers of the USA Racquetball's National Intercollegiate Championships.