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The Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Physical Therapy

This annual lecture, in partnership with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), The American Academy of Physical Therapy (AAPT), the National Association of Black Physical Therapists (NABPT), and the University of Delaware will be held annually on Juneteenth in honor of Dr. Lynda D. Woodruff, a co-founder of PTLI and a pioneer in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in physical therapy education and practice. Our intent is to ensure that her legacy lives on in a format that ignites action, innovations, and solutions on issues related to DEI and social justice. Importantly, we hope to create a platform to address systemic barriers to opportunity and access for underrepresented minorities (URMs) in our profession.

2020 Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture on DEI in PT - Greg Hicks, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Date: July 1, 2020

Title: Who Do We Want to Be? Responsible Stewardship of Our Profession

Lecture video link


Question and Answer Panel:

  • Gregory Hicks, PT, PhD, FAPTA – 2020 Lynda D. Woodruff Lecturer and Associate Vice President for Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Delaware

  • Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, President, American Physical Therapy Association

  • Remi Onifade, PT, DPT, MEd – President, National Association of Black Physical Therapists

  • Senora Simpson, PT, DrPH

  • Robert C. Tillman, PT, MOMT, FAAOMPT, FAAPT, President, American Academy of Physical Therapy

  • Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH, Board-Certified Oncologic Clinical Specialist, Board Member, PTLI

  • Moderator: Jason Bellamy, Executive Vice President, Strategic Communications at American Physical Therapy Association

Q&A video link

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