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  • Lisa K. Saladin, PT, PhD, Appointed to Board of Directors

    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.

    "Today, 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."

    A 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.

    Saladin 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.

    Saladin 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.


    • Great news for Dr. Saladin!!

      Posted by Cameron Corbin, OTR/L on 1/22/2013 9:07 AM

    • Congratulations, Dr. Saladin! Thanks for being willing to serve in so many areas.

      Posted by Heidi Blake on 1/25/2013 11:46 AM

    • Great news for APTA!

      Posted by Joe Black on 1/25/2013 2:47 PM

    • Congrats to someone who always has all synapses working!

      Posted by Sandy Brooks Carr on 1/25/2013 6:19 PM

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