Lisa Shoaf, director of physical therapy, attended a Quality Review Committee meeting for the Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy in Alexandria, Virginia, June 7–8, 2013. This committee reviews processes and data related to the credentialing process that foreign educated physical therapists must complete in order to determine their eligibility for PT licensure in the United States.

In June, she served as chief delegate for Virginia at the American Physical Therapy Association House of Delegates in Salt Lake City.


Ben Herz, director of occupational therapy, was part of a physicians panel for the Columbia, South Carolina, area Parkinson Support Group April 21, 2013, discussing Parkinson’s Disease and its effects.

As treasurer of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Herz attended the AOTA national Conference in San Diego April 22–28, 2013.

On May 18, 2013, Herz attended the Harrisonburg Parkinson Disease Support Group. On May 22, 2013, he attended the Augusta Area Community Health Forum. On June 1, Herz attended the Fishersville Parkinson Disease Support Group. Herz presented to the University of Virginia Movement Disorders Physicians Group in Charlottesville on June 7, 2013.

David Paulk, director of physician assistant studies, is member of a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention work groupdeveloping clinical diagnosis and management guidelines for pediatric acute mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). He is the sole PA in the work group.

Paulk also served as a guest lecturer at Drexel University in April on Child Maltreatment and at Philadelphia University in June on Child Maltreatment, mTBI, pediatric headache and pediatric seizures.

Paulk also presented four lectures at the College of Science, Health, and Liberal Arts at Philadelphia University to physician assistant students in June 2013. The topic of those presentations were “Pediatric Seizures,” “Pediatric Headache,” “Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents,” and “Child Maltreatment.”