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Stacey C. Dusing, PT, PhD, FAPTA, delivered the annual Maley Lecture, "Igniting the Fire of Discovery: Creating Partnerships Between Research, Education, and Practice" on July 23, 2023. 

About the Speaker

Stacey Dusing is the Sykes Family Chair of Pediatric Physical Therapy, Health and Development, Tenured Associate Professor, and Director of Pediatric Research in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California where she also directs the Motor Development Laboratory.

She is a board certified pediatric physical therapy specialist and a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of APTA with over 25 years of clinical and research experience working with infants and children.

Dusing's research spans the continuum from basic science assessment of postural control and clinical trials of physical therapy interventions for neonates and children with cerebral palsy to the implementation of clinical practice guidelines. Through more than 15 years as a researcher and faculty member she has continued to practice clinically a few hours per week and maintain interdisciplinary clinical collaborations.

She is a firm believer in the need for clinicians, researchers, and patient stakeholders from diverse backgrounds to work together in all stages of the pipeline from research to practice in order to achieve the best patient outcomes. These collaborations support her mission to improving practice through innovative and evidence-based care in various health care environment. 

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