Important Changes in Institutionally Limited Funding Announcements and Process

In the past, faculty and staff have been receiving notices for institutionally limited funding opportunities via email.  As of January 15, 2016, the Office of Research Support will no longer send individual emails regarding these opportunities.

Instead, we will include the announcement of these opportunities in our weekly Funding Alert Newsletter.  If you have not subscribed to that letter, you can do so here.

If you wish to browse a list of institutionally limited funding opportunities, you can do so on our Research Funding Web page at

The Office of Research Support will also be transitioning to a new web-based system to host the institutionally limited nomination submissions and competitions. After February 1, applicants will need to apply through My Research Proposal. If you don’t already have an account, use the instructions at this link to set one up: Instructions_FINAL.pdf

After you have set up your account, you can use this link to get to the log on page.

Though these changes may cause some short-term frustrations, we think that the benefits for researchers, both submitters and reviewers, will be almost immediately recognizable.

If you need assistance with signing up or uploading your materials, please email Anastasia Maddox at

Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT selected as the 2017 Pauline Cerasoli Lecturer


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.


Janet Bettger, ScD, FAHA awarded funding from Duke Bass Connections

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Janet Bettger, ScD, FAHA, along with co-lead Catherine Staton, MD, from Emergency Medicine, have been awarded funding from Duke Bass Connections to launch a Global Alliance on Disability and Healthcare Innovation (GANDHI). With collaborators in 10 countries, and faculty from 7 Schools, including faculty from our own department (Richard Mather III, MD; Michel Landry, PT, PhD; Amy Pasta, PhD; and Adam Goode, PT, DPT, PhD), the team will examine disability from multiple perspectives and cultures. The Alliance will support the development of innovative interdisciplinary approaches to promote functional independence, community reintegration, and an improved quality of life after an acute injury or illness.

To read more about the project, please click here.

3D Printing: Benefits to Foot and Ankle Injuries | Virtual talk by Dr. Selene Parekh

On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at 7:30 a.m., Dr. Selene Parekh will conduct a virtual talk about how 3D scanning and printing are changing modern foot care; from the diagnosis of foot conditions to the creation of highly customized shoes, insoles, and leg prostheses. To register for this free, innovative talk, please click here.

3D Printing: Benefits to Foot and Ankle Injuries


Welcome to Kristin Kolstad, PT and Annette Vogt Hauger, PT

We would like to welcome the following Norwegian Masters Students, from Bergen University College, who will be joining the Doctor of Physical Therapy division beginning this week until the middle of May 2016:

Kristin Kolstad, PTKristin Holdstat

Kristin grew up on a farm outside of Bergen, Norway. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy in Oslo, Norway, and moved back to Bergen after graduation. While Kristin has been conducting mostly outpatient physical therapy for the past few years, she is now completing a Master’s degree in physical therapy at Bergen University College in collaboration with Duke. Kristin will be writing her master’s thesis under the mentorship of faculty from the Doctor of Physical Therapy division.

Outside of work, Kristin enjoys spending time with friends and family and exploring Durham with her friend, Annette. She also enjoys staying active through running, hiking, and dancing.


Annette HaugerAnnette Vogt Hauger, PT

Annette comes from a half-island south of Oslo, Norway, where she has lived most of her life.  She received her first PT degree from Oslo University College, during which time she worked for three years doing orthopaedic rehabilitation at Oslo University Hospital. She then began her second PT degree in Bergen, Norway. To complete her degree, Annette is writing a master’s thesis in collaboration with some of the skilled professors at Duke. The topic is ACL rehabilitation with neuromuscular electrical stimulation.

When Annette isn’t writing or reading articles, she’s exploring Durham with her friend, Kristin, who she is living with this semester. Annette enjoys being outside, camping, hiking, kayaking or playing squash on a rainy day.