Lisa K. Saladin, PT, PhD, has been
appointed by the APTA Board of Directors to fill the unexpired term of director
David Pariser, PT, PhD, who died unexpectedly January 14. Saladin's term will
begin immediately and run through June 2014.
we honor our friend and colleague Dave Pariser by continuing the important work
of the association he loved so dearly in appointing Lisa Saladin to fill his
unexpired term," said APTA President Paul
A Rockar Jr, PT, DPT, MS. "Lisa's previous experience as a member of
APTA's Board of Directors and her in-depth knowledge of the issues currently
facing the association will help the Board retain continuity while moving the
association forward, as Dave would certainly have wanted."
member of APTA's Board from 2008-2011, Saladin, serves as professor and dean of
the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina,
where she has been a full-time faculty member since 1990. She served on APTA's
Government Affairs Committee for 3 years, including 1 year as chair, and as
chief delegate and delegate from South Carolina for 8 years. She also has served
as president of the South Carolina Chapter, where she was known as a strong
advocate for student membership and active participation in professional
service. In 2004, she received APTA's Dorothy Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Award
for Excellence in Academic Teaching.
has been instrumental in advancing the body of knowledge in the areas of
community-based service learning, health disparities, and neuropathology/neurological
rehabilitation. In 2001, she was awarded the Neurology Section's Golden Synapse
Award for best journal publication in recognition of her efforts in this area.
has been recognized by her peers and students with numerous teaching awards,
including 3 University Teaching Excellence Awards and the South Carolina
Governor's Distinguished Professor Award.