Four of the thirteen grant recipients who have been awarded Vincent B. Coffin Grants and Summer Stipends for 2014-15 are members of ENHP. The grants and stipends are awarded to full-time faculty for a variety of scholarly and creative projects and for activities that enhance teaching or contribute to professional development.
Vincent B. Coffin Grant Recipients
|Barbara Crane, associate professor of physical therapy in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP), will study the effect of sitting on a mechanical transfer lift sling in a wheelchair to measure pressure between the body and the seat surface with the goal of alleviating the development of pressure ulcers.|
|Paul Higgins, assistant professor of physical therapy in ENHP, will study whether adding electrical stimulation to a lower-extremity strengthening program will improve lower-extremity function.|
|Diana Veneri, associate professor of physical therapy in ENHP, will develop a DVD for volunteer physical therapists licensed in the U.S. and Canada to provide prosthetic training across borders.|
Summer Stipend Recipient
|Adam Goodworth, assistant professor of physical therapy in ENHP, will craft prosthetic education tools for clinics and patients in developing countries.|