December 4, 2020

Two faculty members awarded the Provost’s Addressing Racism Seed Grant Initiative

The Programs in Physical Therapy to Join a Prominent Group in Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research

September 24, 2020

The Programs in PT will join the Pediatric Neuromuscular Clinical Research Network, in their pursuit of optimizing treatments and ultimately finding a “cure” for spinal muscular atrophy

Educational Initiative for SMA Physical Therapists (STEP IN) Launches Website

September 24, 2020

STEP IN launches new website that would provide PTs worldwide the necessary knowledge and training to contribute to patient care and clinical research

Dr. Cynthia Chiarello, Assistant Professor, Retires

August 31, 2020

Dr. Cynthia Chiarello retires after over thirty years in of service to Columbia University.

Clinical Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (CROPT)

June 30, 2020

This past year Columbia University’s Program in Physical Therapy has welcomed two participants into the newly established Clinical Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (CROPT)

Dr. Martha Sliwinski, member of the APTA House of Delegates (HOD)

June 30, 2020

Dr. Sliwinski is a member of the APTA House of Delegates (HOD) for the state of New Jersey. In early June she attended the HOD session and presented a topic/motion in the House. 

Dr. Cynthia Chiarello, editor of the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy

June 30, 2020

Dr. Chiarello stays very busy as the editor of the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy (JWHPT the official journal of the APTA, Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy.

Vanessa Corwin, Communications Coordinator, Retires

April 30, 2020

Vanessa Corwin, Communications Coordinator for the Programs in Physical Therapy, has retired after nine years of service.

Journal of Clinical Education in Physical Therapy (JCEPT)

August 30, 2020

Journal of Clinical Education in Physical Therapy (JCEPT) facilitates communication among all involved in physical therapy clinical education

Dr. Kinirons receives prestigious teaching award

June 30, 2020

A GREAT BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO Stacy Kinirons, PhD, PT, MPH for receiving the Presidential Teaching Award


Columbia University Irving Medical Center – Programs in PT Awards Celebration

May 31, 2020

The virtual celebration of the year!  Here is the list of awards for each of our esteemed DPT graduates!  

Dr. Stacy Kinirons is Accepted into Virginia Apgar Academy

March 18, 2020

Academy honors outstanding teaching and commitment to education

Suzanne Semanson, PT, DPT, CMPT Joins Columbia Programs in Physical Therapy in Dual Role

March 3, 2020

Dr. Suzanne Semanson joins PT faculty as instructor and clinic director

Faculty News: Dr. Margaret O'Neil Edits New Edition of CP Textbook

February 3, 2010

Dr. O'Neil is co-editor and author of two chapters

In Memoriam: Joan Edelstein, MA, PT, FISPO, CPed

January 20, 2020

Joan Edelstein, former director of the Program in Physical Therapy, passed away in December 2019

Cynthia Worthington, Admissions Coordinator, Retires

January 13, 2020

Cynthia Worthington retires after 29 years of service

PT Faculty Member Works with NYC Mayor’s Office to Spread Awareness of Impacts of Climate Change on People with Disabilities

September 30, 2019

PT faculty and students join Canada to Key West campaigns

Alumni Profile: Aileen Chou, Class of 2019

October 1, 2019

How Columbia prepared this alum to pursue her PhD

Temporomandibular Elective Addresses Gaps in Medical and Dental Schools’ Curricula

September 20, 2019

Specialized course explores the relationship between the cranium, cervical spine and shoulder girdle with the masticatory and orofacial musculature, teeth/occlusion and temporomandibular joints. 

Columbia University Running Symposium Brings Together Alumni, Faculty

June 1, 2019

Attendees hailed from California, Maryland and more

Student News: Eight 2019 Grads Inducted to National Student Honor Society

July 17, 2019

Eight 2019 graduates were among the inductees to the National Student Honor Society

Report from the Field: APTA House of Delegates Meeting

July 15, 2019

PT faculty member Dr. Martha Sliwinski reports on the annual House of Delegates meeting, held this year in Chicago

PT Faculty Member Awarded $200K Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Grant

July 17, 2019

Dr. Montes and her team are developing minimally obtrusive foot-worn technology to collect data in patients' living environments

DPT Faculty Members Honored at VP&S Luncheon

June 21, 2019

Several DPT faculty members were honored at this year's luncheon celebrating faculty promotions, honors and awards

Programs in Physical Therapy Establish Faculty Practice

July 1, 2019

Columbia Physical Therapy will specialize in conservative management of musculoskeletal conditions and pre-or post-operative care provided by Columbia University faculty

Congratulations to the DPT Class of 2019

June 13, 2019

The next generation of physical therapists enters the profession. Learn more about the Class of 2019 Programs in Physical Therapy graduates.

Dr. Wing Fu Elected Vice Chairperson of Clinical Reasoning Curricula Consortium

June 12, 2019

Dr. Fu looks forward to engaging and collaborating with Clinical Reasoning Curricula and Assessment Consortium which fosters collaboration among physical therapy educators.

Dr. Rami Said Joins DPT Faculty in Dual Role

June 11, 2019

Dr. Said to teach and direct the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy Faculty Practice in Tarrytown, NY.

DPT Faculty Members Launch New Peer-Reviewed Journal

May 6, 2019

A new physical therapy journal emphasizing clinical education launched on May 1, 2019. The journal brings together clinicians and academic educators to promote advances in physical therapy education. 

New! PT Alumni Facebook Group

May 1, 2019

Physical Therapy has established a private Facebook group for alumni. All are invited to join!

New Programs Take the Stage: Fellowship in Performing Arts and Clinical Residency in Orthopedics

February 1, 2019

The physical therapy programs have partnered with West Side Dance Physical Therapy (WSDPT) to create the Columbia University Irving Medical Center/West Side Dance Performing Arts Fellowship. 

Dr. Colleen Brough Featured on CNN Segment on Running Analysis

November 19, 2018

Dr. Colleen Brough lent her expertise to this CNN segment on how running analysis can help prevent injury.