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  • Moffat Honored Through Creation of Endowed Chair at NYU

    Moffat, Marilyn

    Physical therapy leader Marilyn Moffat, PT, PhD, DPT, FAPTA, was recently recognized by New York University's Department of Physical Therapy for her excellence as an educator, researcher, and physical therapist—excellence that has led to the creation of the department's first-ever endowed chair position.

    The Marilyn Moffat Endowed Chair in Physical Therapy was announced in June 2015; on March 7, a ceremony was held to officially recognize the chair's namesake. The chair was established through $2 million in gifts.

    "An endowed professorship is one of the highest honors in academia. Offering a master teacher and researcher a named chair—especially one honoring such an esteemed professor—enables us to recruit an immensely talented individual to the Department of Physical Therapy and the Steinhardt community," said Dominic Brewer, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

    Moffat is a past president of APTA and of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, as well as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of APTA. She delivered the 35th Mary McMillan Lecture and also was given APTA’s Lucy Blair Service Award. She directs both the professional doctoral program in physical therapy and the postprofessional graduate master's degree program in pathokinesiology at NYU, and is a well-known author of several influential physical therapy texts.

    The university continues to accept applications for the position. The new hire will join the Department of Physical Therapy and the Steinhardt School as an associate professor.


    • Congratulations, Marilyn. You are the best!!

      Posted by Don Swartz on 3/9/2016 12:49 AM

    • Congratulations, Marilyn, What a wonderful honor!

      Posted by Patty Rode on 3/10/2016 7:41 AM

    • I'm a graduate of the NYU program, and I've been out in the field for 24 years. Dr Moffat was always a role model for all of us exemplifying professionalism. She inspired us all to push ahead and raise the bar for PT's as a whole. I owe much of my personal and professional success in the field to her. An honor well deserved. Thank you. Dr Moffat.

      Posted by Dr Sharon Galitzer on 3/10/2016 7:46 AM

    • Congrats Marilyn !!!!

      Posted by Stuart Platt on 3/10/2016 3:25 PM

    • What a role model! 52 years ago,New York Chapter,I was blown away buy your focus & love for our profession & today still giving! What a colleague & beautiful human being. God bless you.

      Posted by ralph Lucarelli on 3/10/2016 5:16 PM

    • Congratulations !!!

      Posted by Daniel Vallejo on 3/11/2016 3:08 PM

    • This recognition, among all the honors and awards earned by you, reflects your single-purposed dedication to educating outstanding physical therapists. I am thrilled to hear of this honor to you as a person, a professional and an academic. Thank you for devoting your life to the growth and enhancement of our profession, Marilyn.

      Posted by Carol M. Davis on 3/12/2016 7:02 AM

    • How wonderful to have this "Chair" in your honor. You have contributed much and have been an inspiration to so many, myself included! Congrats and Thank You!!

      Posted by Jane Gallagher Montgomery on 3/13/2016 12:04 PM

    • Marilyn, you have always been an inspiration, valued colleague and good friend. This is a wonderful honor. Congratulations!!

      Posted by Sue Isernhagen on 3/13/2016 12:31 PM

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