Congratulations to Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT, who has been selected by the Education Section of the American Physical Therapy Association as the 2017 Pauline Cerasoli Lecturer. Dr. Cook is a multi-award winning scholar and the 2009 Baethke-Carlin winner for excellence in academic teaching.
The first Pauline Cerasoli lecture was initiated in 1996 and is considered the highest honor bestowed by the Education Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. The lecture honors the late Pauline Cerasoli, an educational visionary in physical therapy, whose career roles included leadership positions at Northeastern, Mass General Hospital, and the University of Colorado. Each year one respected and innovative academician in the United States is selected by the Education Section of the American Physical Therapy Association as the Cerasoli lecturer.
Dr. Cook will give his lecture at the 2017 Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Cook is well known for being respectfully provocative, inventive, and pioneering in his educational and leadership approaches to physical therapy. The selection by Dr. Cook will be announced at the 2016 Pauline Cerasoli lecture, given by Dr. Diane Jette.