Reuben Escorpizo, clinical assistant professor of rehabilitation and movement science, represented the University of Vermont at the 33rd Annual McKnight Fellows’ Meeting and 21st Annual Graduate School Conference, “Forging Pathways to Impactful Careers,” held in Tampa, Florida in October. UVM Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Jim Vigoreaux and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research Katherine Shepherd also attended the event.

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship program addresses the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university levels.

Dr. Escorpizo's primary area of expertise involves understanding and examining disability in spinal cord injury, work rehabilitation, and arthritis; and he and his colleagues have been awarded a multi-year grant by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Orthopedic Section of the APTA to develop the Clinical Practice Guidelines in Work Rehabilitation for Physical Therapists.

 

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11-01-2017
Nursing Health Sciences
Professor Reuben Escorpizo with UVM Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Jim Vigoreaux and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research Katherine Shepherd