APTA's minority scholarship fund recently received a donation of $3,794.92 in honor of Jacquelin Perry, MD, on behalf of the University of the Incarnate Word Doctor of Physical Therapy program and the Central District of the Texas Chapter. Perry, who is considered the world authority on gait analysis, is Chief Emeritus of Pathokinesiology at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, California.
Caroline Goulet, PT, PhD, director of the university's physical therapy program and former chair of APTA's Committee on Cultural Competence, and chair of the Central District of the Texas Chapter Ann H. Newstead, PT, PhD, GCS, NCS, were instrumental in the fundraising raising activities, which included "A Lifelong Dedication to the Research and Clinical Application of Gait" dinner held in honor of Perry on April 15. Proceeds from an April 16 continuing education course presented by Judith M. Burnfield, PT, PhD, titled "Therapeutic Management of Gait Dysfunction" also went toward the donation.
(Editor's note: This article was updated on July 20 to clarify the titles of Goulet and Newstead.)