HPU Announces Ford as Biomechanics Laboratory Director

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 25, 2012 – Dr. Kevin Ford has been hired as director of the Biomechanics Laboratory and associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health Sciences at High Point University. Ford’s responsibilities will include teaching courses within the School of Health Sciences, conducting research, mentoring and providing […]

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HPU Adds Advanced Biomechanics Lab Space to Campus

High Point University is providing an academic boost to the School of Health Sciences by creating advanced biomechanics and human physiology/performance laboratories, which will be temporarily housed in the space formerly occupied by Circuit City at Oak Hollow Mall.

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Professor Wins Medical Award for Research

Dr. Kevin Ford, associate professor of physical therapy for the School of Health Sciences at High Point University, was recently awarded the “Nicolas Andry Award” by The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons for a paper he co-authored about ACL injury prevention.

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Professor Attends International Workshop on Evolutionary Dentistry in Durham

Dr. Mark Teaford, professor of physical therapy in the School of Health Sciences, recently attended an international workshop on “evolutionary dentistry” at the Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, North Carolina. The Synthesis Center hosted professors and researchers from across the globe to discuss the evolution of human teeth and jaws and the implications they may have on dentistry and orthodontics.

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Professor Serves as Organizer and Auctioneer at Annual Meeting

Dr. Mark Teaford, professor of physical therapy in the School of Health Sciences at High Point University, recently attended the meetings of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Portland, Ore., and served as organizer and auctioneer at the fifth annual auction of the event that raises funds for students who hope to attend the meetings.

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Professor of Physical Therapy Wins Research Award

Dr. Alexis Wright, assistant professor of physical therapy at High Point University, recently received the 2012 American Physical Therapy Association’s Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award for her paper on hip osteoarthritis. She will receive her award at the APTA national conference this June in Tampa.

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Physical Therapy Professors Present at American Physical Therapy Association Meeting in Chicago

Two faculty members in the School of Health Sciences at High Point University recently represented the school at a national meeting – the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), held in Chicago, which featured 11,000 physical therapists from all over the nation. Dr. Eric Hegedus, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, and Dr. Alexis Wright, assistant professor of physical therapy, both presented at the meeting.

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HPU Welcomes Smoliga as Associate Professor in Department of Physical Therapy

The Department of Physical Therapy recently hired Dr. James Smoliga as associate professor of physiology in the new School of Health Sciences at High Point University. In his new position, Smoliga will be course director for the physiology and pathophysiology content in the university’s physical therapy curriculum. He will also provide research experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. Smoliga will also be teaching physiology courses.

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