Strategic Research Partnership Announced

Posted by Rachael Wilbur
The Emory & Henry School of Health Sciences has been selected as a strategic partner by the Federation Internationale de Powerchair Football Association (FIPFA) to lead research into evidence-based athlete classification.

FIPFA is based in Paris, France and governs competitive international soccer competition for athletes with severe physical impairments. As part of the required application to participate in the Paralympic Games, FIPFA is required to present research to the International Paralympic Committee that supports their process of athlete evaluation for eligibility and fairness.

SHS students from the Occupational and Physical Therapy programs including Casey Pherson, Blake Bohanan,  Justin Currin, Anna Szpalik, Brittany Saetre, and Mackenzie Maison conducted initial research on the process this past spring and their supervising faculty member, Dr. J.P. Barfield, presented the initial work during the week of May 20th at an international competition in Lahti, Finland. FIPFA was encouraged by the student research and has agreed to support E&H for three additional years of research as part of their Paralympic Games initiative. This experiential opportunity is an excellent blend of E&H mission-driven service and exceptional training opportunities for SHS students.

  • SHS students working with powerchair football athlete
    JP Barfield

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  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/846-white-coat-ceremony-welcomes-new-physician"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/601,0,2739,2136/6383_SHS_PA_White_Coat_Class_of_2020-57.rev.1558536067.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/601,0,2739,2136/6383_SHS_PA_White_Coat_Class_of_2020-57.rev.1558536067.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/601,0,2739,2136/6383_SHS_PA_White_Coat_Class_of_2020-57.rev.1558536067.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/601,0,2739,2136/6383_SHS_PA_White_Coat_Class_of_2020-57.rev.1558536067.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/601,0,2739,2136/6383_SHS_PA_White_Coat_Class_of_2020-57.rev.1558536067.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/601,0,2739,2136/6383_SHS_PA_White_Coat_Class_of_2020-57.rev.1558536067.jpg" alt="The class of 2021 Physicians Assistant Studies students recite their oath." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/601,0,2739,2136/6383_SHS_PA_White_Coat_Class_of_2020-57.rev.1558536067.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/601,0,2739,2136/6383_SHS_PA_White_Coat_Class_of_2020-57.rev.1558536067.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2138" data-max-h="2136" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/846-white-coat-ceremony-welcomes-new-physician">White Coat Ceremony Welcomes New Physician Assistant Students</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> The School of Health Sciences held a White Coat Ceremony on Monday, May 20 welcoming the Physician Assistant Studies program class of 2021 at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Va. <a href="/live/news/846-white-coat-ceremony-welcomes-new-physician" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1695-emory-henry-college-launches-new-master-of"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1536,1023/9591_School_of_Health_Sciences.rev.1616516153.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1536,1023/9591_School_of_Health_Sciences.rev.1616516153.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1536,1023/9591_School_of_Health_Sciences.rev.1616516153.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1536,1023/9591_School_of_Health_Sciences.rev.1616516153.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1536,1023/9591_School_of_Health_Sciences.rev.1616516153.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1536,1023/9591_School_of_Health_Sciences.rev.1616516153.jpg" alt="E&H School of Health Sciences" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1536,1023/9591_School_of_Health_Sciences.rev.1616516153.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1536,1023/9591_School_of_Health_Sciences.rev.1616516153.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1536" data-max-h="1023" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1695-emory-henry-college-launches-new-master-of">Emory & Henry College launches new Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Emory & Henry College School of Health Sciences is launching a new Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program with the first class starting in the fall of 2021</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span> <a href="/live/news/1695-emory-henry-college-launches-new-master-of" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1351-school-of-health-sciences-holds-white-coat"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/8482_118370385_10157878717073138_970532275618425300_o.rev.1598535361.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/8482_118370385_10157878717073138_970532275618425300_o.rev.1598535361.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/8482_118370385_10157878717073138_970532275618425300_o.rev.1598535361.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/8482_118370385_10157878717073138_970532275618425300_o.rev.1598535361.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/8482_118370385_10157878717073138_970532275618425300_o.rev.1598535361.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/8482_118370385_10157878717073138_970532275618425300_o.rev.1598535361.jpg" alt="White Coat Ceremony" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/8482_118370385_10157878717073138_970532275618425300_o.rev.1598535361.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/8482_118370385_10157878717073138_970532275618425300_o.rev.1598535361.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1351-school-of-health-sciences-holds-white-coat">School of Health Sciences Holds White Coat Ceremony to Welcome New Physician Assistant Students</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The School of Health Sciences at Emory & Henry College held a White Coat Ceremony on Monday, August 24 welcoming the Physician Assistant Studies program class of 2022 at the Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Va.</span> <a href="/live/news/1351-school-of-health-sciences-holds-white-coat" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1858-professor-phillip-davis-honored-for-going-above"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,62,600,663/9874_Phil_Davis.rev.1622640177.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,62,600,663/9874_Phil_Davis.rev.1622640177.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,62,600,663/9874_Phil_Davis.rev.1622640177.jpg" alt="Professor Phillip Davis" width="345" height="225" data-max-w="600" data-max-h="601" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1858-professor-phillip-davis-honored-for-going-above">Professor Phillip Davis Honored for Going Above and Beyond In Service to Community and the Profession</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Physician Assistant and Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Health Sciences Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Phillip Davis, has been recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).</span> <a href="/live/news/1858-professor-phillip-davis-honored-for-going-above" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1657-emory-henry-college-signs-articulation"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/9451_Athletic_Training-7.rev.1614009329.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/9451_Athletic_Training-7.rev.1614009329.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/9451_Athletic_Training-7.rev.1614009329.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/9451_Athletic_Training-7.rev.1614009329.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/9451_Athletic_Training-7.rev.1614009329.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/9451_Athletic_Training-7.rev.1614009329.jpg" alt="Athletic Training" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/9451_Athletic_Training-7.rev.1614009329.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/9451_Athletic_Training-7.rev.1614009329.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1657-emory-henry-college-signs-articulation">Emory & Henry College signs Articulation Agreement with University of Lynchburg</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Emory & Henry College has signed an Articulation Agreement with the University of Lynchburg that will give a qualifying Emory & Henry senior majoring in Exercise Science a guaranteed spot in the University of Lynchburg’s Athletic Training graduate program.</span></p><a href="/live/news/1657-emory-henry-college-signs-articulation" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>