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Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH, fellow of the American Academy of Physical Therapy and Catherine Worthingham fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, delivered the third Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Physical Therapy on June 16, 2022.

Immediately following the virtual lecture was a panel discussion by the following individuals:

  • Julian Magee, PT, DPT, ATC (moderator), inaugural assistant director of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and assistant professor, Program in Physical Therapy, Washington University, in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Emmanuel B. John, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA, MPH, associate professor and chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Chapman University, in Irvine, California.
  • Tim Vidale, PT, DPT, MBA, CEO of Momentous Sports Medicine in Washington, D.C.
  • Adrienne N. Pinckney, PT, DPT, PhD, associate director of clinical education and assistant professor of instruction, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, in Newark.

Viewing the Lecture and Panel Discussion

There is no fee to watch the lecture and no registration required. However, the cosponsoring organizations ask that viewers donate at least $10 to one of the following:

About the Lecturer

Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH, FAPTA, is a clinical professor at Baylor University in the Physical Therapy Department. She is a board-certified clinical specialist in oncologic physical therapy and a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Therapy. She also is the founder and executive director of the Ujima Institute and Foundation.

About the Lecture

The Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture is cosponsored by the Physical Therapy Learning Institute, American Academy of Physical Therapy, National Association of Black Physical Therapists, American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, the APTA Academy of Education, and APTA. This lecture is held annually around Juneteenth.

Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture Sponsors

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