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Amy DeBlois, PT, DPT, MPT, CLT-LANA, assistant professor of CHP-Physical Therapy (PT), has been accepted to the distinguished Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Program. The competitive “train the trainer” program improves Parkinson’s physical therapy care by training faculty leaders across the U.S. so they can, in turn, educate physical therapy students. The intensive course is open to only six PT faculty per site, which allows physical therapy educators to immerse themselves in learning the latest evidence-based findings in Parkinson’s research and care. Physical therapy faculty who complete all requirements of the program, including an independent project within six months, will be eligible for Continuing Competence Units and a $2,000 stipend. With the number of people living with Parkinson’s globally expected to double by 2040 to nearly 13 million, teaching physical therapy students in the classroom is one of the best ways to prepare the next generation of PTs to better care for the growing population of people living with Parkinson’s disease when they graduate.

Upstate in the News

Rome Sentinel featured the story Rome hospital joins Upstate’s Telestroke Network

Hundreds participate in Paige’s Butterfly Run to raise money for Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital was covered by NewsChannel 9

Timothy Endy and Stephen Thomas appeared on NewsChannel 9’s Bridge Street with U.S. Rep. John Katko to discuss opioid addiction and steps Upstate is taking in the fight against addiction.

Visit Welcome to Upstate for a list of new employees who joined Upstate Medical University in April.

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