ALUMNI UPDATES: NEWS AND NOTES, SUMMER 2017

Posted by vanessa on July 24, 2017

Class of 1983

Jim Dunleavy, PT, DPT, MS


Jim Dunleavy, PT DPT MS (CUCert PT 1977, CU MSPT 1983) was elected Chief Delegate of the New York Chapter's delegation to the APTA House of Delegates. Dr. Dunleavy has previously served as Chapter Treasurer and President. In addition, Dr. Dunleavy is the co-founder of the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy, has served 2 terms on the APTA Board of Directors and is a past recipient of the APTA's Lucy Blair Service Award. He is currently Director, Rehabilitation Services, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, New Jersey.



Class of 1986

 

Diane Madras, PT


Diane Madras, CUPT '86 just completed biking on her trainer from St. Louis MO to Grand Forks ND (880 miles). She plans to bike an additional 150 miles on the trainer for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.



Class of 2003

Justine Bernard, DPT


Justine Bernard, CUDPT 2003 moved to Washington DC in 2004, where she opened Elements Fitness and Wellness Center in 2007 which features Gyrotonic® and Pilates exercise.  She has a 16-year-old son, Ziggy.



Class of 2012

Lorenzo Casertano, DPT
 
Lorenzo Casertano, CUDPT 2012 received his NCS certification this summer. He is currently working as a physical therapist at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center in the inpatient rehabilitation unit.




Class of 2013

Stephanie Stamas, PT, DPT, ATC


Stephanie Stamas, PT, DPT, ATC, joined the team at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, an outpatient private practice clinic in Manhattan in New York City that specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. She also hosts a BlogTalkRadio show, The Pelvic Messenger. On July 17th, she interviewed women’s health expert Diane Lee. Listen to the podcast here. Read Stephanie's complete profile here.



Class of 2017

Heather Larkin, PT, DPT, MS


Heather Larkin, PT, DPT, MS is currently working at both NYU Bellevue and Montefiore University Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in acute orthopedics and inpatient TBI/neuro rehab.

Alanna Salituro, DPT

Alanna Salituro has been accepted into the Vanderbilt University Sports Residency Program in Nashville, TN. The Program involves working at the Vanderbilt Orthopedic Institute and working for Vanderbilt athletics. In addition, she will be conducting research and teaching orthopedics in the physical therapy program at Vanderbilt University. Alanna remarked, “I am excited to continue my interest in sports and learning from my mentors in the Orthopedic Institute and Vanderbilt training room.”





Julia Rosenthal, DPT

Julia Rosenthal has been accepted into a residency at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at the NYU Langone Medical Center.   Julia commented, “This opportunity will give me a chance to work with the dance population, while allowing me to grow my manual orthopedic skill set, and participate in both teaching and research. I can’t wait to get started!”

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