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News Release

Date: 3/26/2007

ATSU-ASHS assistant professor gets top honor

MESA, Ariz. – The U.S. Bone and Joint Decade's Young Investigator Initiative has selected Dr. Theresa Kraemer, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at the Arizona School of Health Sciences as a fellow.

The three-year program is designed to mentor young investigators through grant writing, research design, and research network contacts. Kraemer will attend annual workshops and be matched with a research mentor during the program, which should augment her potential for future NIH funding.

“This is a significant achievement and honor for Dr. Kraemer,” said Kelly Marshall, ATSU grants officer.

The Bone and Joint Decade is a global, multi-disciplinary initiative targeting the care of people with musculoskeletal conditions and bone and joint disorders. Its focus is on improving the quality of life as well as advancing the understanding and treatment of those conditions through research, prevention, and education.

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A.T. Still University is the leading institution at the forefront of multidisciplinary healthcare education founded on the principles of whole person care. It boasts the nation’s newest – and Arizona’s first – dental school, the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health,and the world’s first osteopathic medical school, the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. The University also provides osteopathic medical education through its newest school, the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. In addition, it offers online health management training programs through its School of Health Management and trains healthcare professionals in several allied health fields through the Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona.