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FAL-WIN 2017

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RAVENINGS COLLABORATION IS KEY T hese days, Franklin Pierce health sciences students will likely be found in Pappas 212, a new lab that fosters student-faculty collaboration and experiential learning. Franklin Pierce University officially dedicated the facility last spring during the Academic Showcase [see "Celebrating Accomplishments," Page 16] as the Dr. Martha R. Pappas Kinesiolog y and Exercise Physiolog y Lab. Headed by Dr. Rodrigo Villar, associate professor of natural sciences at Franklin Pierce, this lab features a research-grade treadmill, exercise bike, and two metabolic carts, among other pieces of research equipment. Located on the second floor of the Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Health Science and Athletic Training Center, the facility is a place where students can get hands-on learning experiences. "ere is no substitution for that," said Dr. Kerry McKeever, dean of the College at Rindge. "Any student who goes through Dr. Villar's lab, as well as those participating in internships, is going to be a student who is far more attractive to potential employers because of that experience." ANDREW CUNNINGHAM (TOP) S tudents and faculty from Franklin Pierce's Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Programs in Goodyear, Ariz., and Manchester, N.H., had a lot to celebrate last February as a record number of abstracts were accepted to the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) combined sections meeting held in San Antonio. Thirteen abstracts were accepted and 15 students from the Arizona and New Hampshire programs joined 11,000 professionals at the country's largest physical therapy conference. Dr. Kim Kruchowsky, assistant professor in the Arizona DPT Program, was recognized at the opening ceremony by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists as an orthopedic clinical specialist. "The major conferences provide an opportunity for students to network with their peers, as well as leading experts in the field of physical therapy," said Stephanie Johnson, director of the DPT Program. "With more than 11,000 attendees in San Antonio in 2016, the energy and excitement generated [was] contagious. Students [returned] energized about their choice of study, the profession, and future practice." PRESENTING IN TEXAS Record Number of Abstracts Accepted to Combined Sections Meeting Franklin Pierce Dedicates New Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology Lab Top: Kim Mooney '83, Ph.D., with Dr. Martha R. Pappas. Lower: Demonstration of the use of a Metabolic Cart during exercise. Drew Bois, Alison Stanlewicz, Victoria Vargas 12 PIERCE FALL / WINTER 2017

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