The Physical Therapy Learning Institute has developed the Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Physical Therapy.
This inaugural lecture, delivered by Gregory Hicks, PT, PhD, FAPTA, debuted on July 1, 2020. Moving forward, PTLI plans to host the annual lecture on Juneteenth.
This inaugural lecture is provided in partnership with the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Academy of Physical Therapy, the National Association of Black Physical Therapists, and the University of Delaware.
Viewing the Lecture
There is no fee to watch the lecture; however, the collaborating organizations request that viewers donate at least $10 to one of the following:
- Lynda D. Woodruff Endowed Research Grant for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Physical Therapy.
- American Academy of Physical Therapy.
- APTA's Campaign for Future Generations, which supports the Minority Scholarship Fund and the Dimensions of Diversity Fund.
- National Association of Black Physical Therapists.
Q&A: Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture Discussion on DEI in Physical Therapy
A follow-up panel discussion was recorded July 8.
- Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist – APTA president
- Gregory Hicks, PT, PhD, FAPTA – 2020 Lynda D. Woodruff lecturer and associate vice president for clinical and translational research at the University of Delaware
- Remi Onifade, PT, DPT, MEd – NABPT president
- Senora Simpson, PT, DrPH
- Robert C. Tillman, PT, MOMT, fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, fellow of the American Academy of Physical Therapists – AAPT president
- Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH, board-certified oncologic clinical specialist – PTLI board member
Additional resources inspired by this lecture are in development.
Visit APTA's diversity, equity, and inclusion page to access related content, see some of the things APTA is doing, and provide feedback.