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    *Joint DPT/PhD in Engineering at Northwestern University*
    *Feinberg School of Medicine and McCormick School of Engineering*

    *_Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, and NIH/Howard
    Hughes Medical Institute will fully finance the DPT and PhD education of
    two (2) new DPT/PhD(Eng) students each year.

    The Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences in
    coordination with Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical
    Engineering, and Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
    offer a joint degree program
    that awards graduates a doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) from the
    Feinberg School of Medicine as well as a PhD from the McCormick School
    of Engineering. This joint program marries two disciplines for one
    clear benefit: improved rehabilitation therapies and technologies for
    patients with movement disorders. Rehabilitation and engineering, as it
    relates to movement and rehabilitation sciences, is a distinct and novel
    research field that requires an interdisciplinary graduate education and
    training program. Although this discipline has its roots in the fields
    of medicine, engineering and neuroscience, work at the interface of
    these fields requires training that is not available in the traditional
    curriculum. Graduate students who receive this interdisciplinary
    training are expected to become new leaders in engineering,
    rehabilitation sciences, physical therapy and in device development for
    the study and restoration of human function both in the academic,
    governmental, healthcare and industry environments. Their scientific
    and engineering contributions will have a significant impact on
    rehabilitation related healthcare costs in the US. *_

    For further information regarding the DPT/PhD please visit and/or
    contact: David A. Brown, PT, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of
    DPT/PhD(Eng) Program at Northwestern University at .

    David A. Brown, PT, PhD
    Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Post-Professional Education
    Department of Physical Therapy& Human Movement Sciences
    Director of NUPTHMS Locomotor Control Laboratory
    Adjunct Faculty -- Departments of Physical Medicine& Rehabilitation; Biomedical Engineering

    645 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1100
    Chicago, IL 60611
    (p) 312-908-0976
    (f) 312-908-0741