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  • DPT Moms Sought for 'Family Circle' Story

    If you're a mom with your doctor of physical therapy degree, Family Circle magazine may be interested in having a reporter interview you for an upcoming story, "Best Advice from Dr Mom." The story focuses on what these moms do to keep their families happy and healthy. Family Circle is looking for someone with a child or children between the ages of 7 to 18, affiliated with a university, and located in the Midwest, West, or Northwest. If you're interested and available, please contact APTA's Jennifer Rondon no later than Tuesday, May 28.

    Proposed Legislation Seeks to Advance Rehabilitation Research

    Federal legislation proposed this week would help advance rehabilitation research within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Bill S 1027, introduced by Sens Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Tim Johnson (D-SD), calls for a working group comprising various NIH institutes and centers to update and streamline NIH's rehabilitation research priorities.

    The bill would require a report on the feasibility of implementing recommendations proposed in the final report of the NIH Blue Ribbon Panel on Medical Rehabilitation Research, which included APTA members Rebecca Craik, PT, PhD, Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD, and Alan M. Jette, PT, PhD. It also would allow interagency agreements to better coordinate rehabilitation research conducted by agencies outside of the Department of Health and Human Services.

    Shortly after the release of the Blue Ribbon Panel recommendations late last year, APTA's Section on Research spoke with Kirk's office about the recommendations as part of APTA's 2013 research fly-in. During the fly-in, leading physical therapy researchers from Illinois and across the country highlighted the positive contributions of rehabilitation research and advocated for advancing the role of this research at NIH.

    APTA applauds this legislation and looks forward to working with the offices of Sens Kirk and Johnson to advance the bill in Congress.

    APTA's Virtual Career Fair Coming Up June 6

    You are less than 2 weeks away from what could be the next level in your career-find out at APTA's free Virtual Career Fair on Thursday, June 6, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm ET. This live, online event is a great way for you to engage directly with employers about their current and future physical therapy opportunities. Participate in the Virtual Career Fair for as long as you wish, chatting 1-on-1 with recruiters to discuss your background and experience, and their current and future career opportunities. Here are a few of the companies you'll find at the Virtual Fair: Caduceus Occupational Medicine, Hallmark Rehabilitation, and Dynamic Physical Therapy. Space is limited, so register today.