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20th Annual Marquette Challenge 2008


The 2007 Pitt-Marquette Challenge seminar with Dr. Shirley Sahrmann proved a rousing success. This seminar was our main fundrais- ing effort for the Challenge. The total amount raised by our students was over $15,000, put- ting IU in 3 rd place! The students are incredi- bly proud of their efforts as this not only put IU in the top three, but surpassed the amount raised from the previous year as well. The Marquette Challenge is an annual fund- raising event for the Foundation for Physical Therapy, with the goal in 2007 to raise over $147,000. This was significantly surpassed as over $240,000 was raised—providing more than $1 million to the Foundation for physical therapy research since the inception of the Challenge. The fundraising goal for the 20th Annual Marquette Challenge in 2008 has been

set at $193,500, and our students have been busy devising creative ways to raise money and awareness for the Foundation. For the 2008 Marquette Challenge seminar, we have invited Dr. Bill Boissonnault from the University of Wisconsin to speak on Diagnos- tic Imaging for Physical Therapists. The seminar is scheduled for February 23rd on the IUPUI campus. Registration fees are $175 for the morning session, and $250 for morning & afternoon sessions. Forms will be mailed out very soon, so be sure to add the seminar to your calendar! T-shirt sales and food sales are currently in progress during the Fall, with additional fund- raising efforts in the planning stage. More details will follow.

Dr. William Boissonnault, PT, DHSc, FAAOMPT will present at the 2008 IU Marquette Challenge Workshop.

Physical Therapy Month Activities October was Physical Therapy Month and we celebrated through a variety of events in 2007. We were excited to kick-off Physical Therapy Month with a “Walk/Run for Fun” on October 2 nd . The “Walk/Run for Fun” was intended to promote regular physical activity in a social atmosphere each Tuesday in October. Partici- pants included students and faculty from the physical therapy department, as well as stu- dents from the Department of Occupational Therapy and the School of Medicine. The final “Walk/Run for Fun” was October 30 th and was followed by a social event at a local restaurant. The other exciting event for Physical Therapy Month was the department’s participation in the IUPUI Health and Benefits Fair on Octo- ber 26 th . We presented a booth featuring screenings and education for correct posture at the computer and recom- mended physical activity guidelines. The department was also part of the work- shop schedule at the Health Fair and several students presented a 50 minute work- shop titled, “Exercise for the prevention of Low Back Pain.” All the students involved and the co-coordinating faculty member, Dr. Amy Bayliss, are hoping to make these Physical Therapy Month activities an annual tradition. Amy Bayliss, DPT, PT Bethany Holder, SPT 2009 and Monty preparing for a run/walk. The Indiana University DPT ultimate pass rate on the licensure exam averaged over the past 3 years is 100%. Our graduates’ first-time pass rate is 95%. These numbers are above the national average for CAPTE accredited programs (84% first-time pass rate and 85% ultimate pass rate). Congratulations to all our graduates for a job well done! Department CAPTE Accreditation The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) granted the Indiana Univer- sity Department of Physical Therapy DPT educational program the maximum 10-year accreditation at their meeting in April 2007. The program feedback to the department was very complimentary. IU DPT Licensure Pass Rate

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