News, Comments and Reviews
NEWS ABOUT OUR PROGRAM, FACULTY, STUDENTS AND ALUMNI
Congratulations to one of our faculty, Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, MSCS, NCS as the recipient of the 2015 Section of Neurology Award for Excellence in Neurologic Education. Dr. Karpatkin received this award and recognition at the Combined Sections Meeting in February, 2015.
Congratulations to the CUNY Weightlifting team. They competed in the 2014 National University Championships this September 25-28, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and took third place in the Women's team. The members of the CUNY team included (from left to right): Beth Terranova (Hunter DPT student), Joseph Triolo (Coach), Andrea Sieban (Hunter DPT student) and Svetlana Vileshina (Baruch College).
Congratulations to one of the research groups in the Class of 2014 on their poster presentation at the 3rd International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis in October, 2013. The faculty mentor and presenter was Dr. Herb Karpatkin, and the student presenters were Stefanie DiCarrado, Bridget Dungan, Elizabeth Huallpo and Jacob Potrzeba. The title of the poster was "Six Minute Walk Test Performance Improves in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis with Intermittent as Opposed to Continuous Training Protocols".
Congratulations to another of the research groups in the Class of 2014 on their platform presentation at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Section Meeting in Las Vegas in February, 2014. The presenter was Jinny McGivern under the guidance of the research group of Mark Lusk, PT, DPT, Susan Pivko, PT, DPT, Gary Brooks, PT, DrPH, DPT and classmates Heather Cole, Anna Morejon, Tiffany Sudol-Horowitz. The title of the platform presentation was "The Performance of Dancers on the Lower Quadrant Y-Balance (YBT-LQ).
DPT Student Wins Bronze Medal at Weightlifting Championship:
On April 6, 2013, Beth Terranova, a First Year student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Hunter College competed in the National University Weightlifting Championships, which was hosted by East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Representing CUNY, Ms. Terranova competed as a 53 kg lifter, making five of six attempts and placed Third in the Snatch Event (Bronze Medal 57 kg), fourth in the Clean and Jerk (66 kg), and Fourth overall (123 kg total).
Ms. Terranova is “very proud to represent CUNY” and “hopes this inspires some students to try Olympic-style weightlifting.” Ms. Terranova is also excited at the prospect of creating a CUNY team – in association with the DPT Program at the College of Staten Island – for the 2014 competition.
Congratulations to Sam Yohannan, PT, MS, Patricia Tufaro, OTR/L, Hope Hunter, PT, Lauren Orleman, SPT, Sara Palmatier, SPT, Canace Sang, SPT, et al on receiving the American Burn Association 2011 Clinical Research Award for their manuscript entitled The Efficacy of Nintendo® Wii™ During Post-Burn Rehabilitation: A Pilot Study. The primary clinicians are affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dept. of Rehab. Medicine. The students participated in this study as a graduation requirement in the Hunter College/Graduate Center of CUNY, Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program.
I am delighted to announce that Hunter College has been named the #2 "Best Value" public college in the country for 2010, according to The Princeton Review and USA Today. This is the second year in a row that Hunter has ranked among the top 10.
Our leap from #8 to #2 is a clear validation of the success of Hunter's mission -- making an excellent education affordable to all. It is once again particularly gratifying to receive this recognition at a time when so many young people in New York and across the country are wondering how, or if, they can attend college.
The Princeton Review noted what we've known all along – "The school's faculty is a huge asset. Professors are very often experts in their fields, and they work hard to accommodate undergraduates."
We thank you, as always, for your role in helping make Hunter an institution of true value – in every sense of the word.
Jennifer J. Raab
"Hunter Ranks Among the Top Ten of the Nation’s Best Value Public Schools"
-- The Princeton Review, 2009
Hi Dr K , this is Lottoya Manderson. Hope all is well with you, your family and the staff at Hunter. In my last email I mentioned that I would keep you up to date on my future endeavors. Well since I last saw you I finished up traveling and finally settled down in Florida. I am now working at the University of Miami Hospital and the staff here is phenomenal. I thought about the staff at Hunter today because I was asked to sit in on a meeting regarding starting up a pulmonary rehab program at the hospital. I mentioned Amy Hess who was the instructor for the cardiopulmonary rehab class when I was there at Hunter (who I thought was an outstanding instructor) and it so happens that they were familiar with her work. It just made me think what a small world the field of Physical Therapy is. I also wanted to mention this to you because I think its important to always give credit where its due. I personally think that Hunter College has one of the best PT programs around and its reputation is well known and respected all around the country. I just wanted to thank all the staff there at Hunter for preparing me so well and to say keep up the good work. I always speak highly of you guys and will continue to do so..lol.
I wanted to thank you for the incredibly informative presentation at the open house last night.I have attended many open houses and yours was by far the most thoughtful and specific. You obviously care a great deal about both the DPT program and Hunter College. It is very encouraging to see. Thank you again... Allison G. (Open House, October, 2013)
(Received and posted February, 2015) I was looking at the website and everything in the program just looks so fantastic. I am just so excited for the program and so impressed by how hard you work to keep things moving and growing in a positive direction. You don't sit around and let things be. I see these partnerships and ideas for the future and as far as I understand, you don't HAVE to do any of it. You do it because you are motivated and excited, and that's really encouraging and inspiring. I was thinking about you in comparison to other people .... who generally seem content to just clock in and clock out. I feel like you set the standard pretty high. I also have to say that I read the statement about why Hunter chose not to participate in the US News & World report survey, and it was so great.
Um, because "science."
Anyway, thank you for continuing to remain so energetic and passionate.
Kate Magram, Class of 2010
Dr. Krasilovsky, Thank you for taking the time to meet with us and discuss your DPT program. I have met with nearly every school in the NY metropolitan area, and the content of your information session by far outweighed any of the other schools I have been considering. It's clear that you are genuinely passionate about your role as a Physical Therapist and as an educator. I thank you again for your candid advice.-- Comment from Open House, March 2010
Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with us this evening. I have been to various information sessions, spoke with former DPT students and even met with admissions counselors, but none were as helpful as you were tonight. Your love for the field is clear and your unbiased approach is refreshing. Meeting with you has boosted confidence regarding my level of preparedness, while at the same time served up a dose of reality.
-- Open House, March 2010
Dr. Krasilovsky, I feel compelled to write this letter of appreciation to you and the entire faculty. When I chose Hunter College I did so for both professional and personal reasons. Dr. K., you have created a school that prides intself on academic excellence, offers a varied and comprehensive schedule of classes, and has a respected reputation amongst rehab hospitals and practicing therapists.... The teachers and supporting faculty at the P T Program are absolutely incredible. The open door policy from each and every one of them encourages constant communication and expadns the opportunity for learning way beyond the classroom doors. The teachers utilize various teaching tools to tap into each student individually and keep the subject matter alive to use.... At each of my affiliation sites I've seen the look of respect on people's faces when I tell them that I'm a Hunter student. They expect more from us and that's because for all these years, you did too.
Chaya G., Class of 2006
Just finished my site visits with our new site outside of Richmond, VA. Tim Wittenauer at Advanced PT (An IPA based and Manual therapy clinic) said he would hire either one of our students there if they would stay. He said Hunter students can get into the clinic running while the students from their local Virginia school are too research evidence based and don't have the practical, full patient picture we teach.
Clinical Site visit by our DCE, Dr. Pivko, February, 2011