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/1995-eamph-health-sciences-campus-holds-white-coat"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10112_PA_Class_of_2023.rev.1629916995.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10112_PA_Class_of_2023.rev.1629916995.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10112_PA_Class_of_2023.rev.1629916995.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10112_PA_Class_of_2023.rev.1629916995.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10112_PA_Class_of_2023.rev.1629916995.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10112_PA_Class_of_2023.rev.1629916995.jpg" alt="PA Class of 2023" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10112_PA_Class_of_2023.rev.1629916995.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10112_PA_Class_of_2023.rev.1629916995.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/1995-eamph-health-sciences-campus-holds-white-coat">E&H Health Sciences campus holds White Coat Ceremony for Class of 2023 Physician Assistant students</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> The Health Sciences campus at Emory & Henry College held a White Coat Ceremony on Monday, August 23 welcoming the Physician Assistant Studies program class of 2023 at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Va. <a href="/live/news/1995-eamph-health-sciences-campus-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/972-eamph-helps-another-child-hit-the-road"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/176,8,1515,1346/6906_SHS-Go_Baby_Go-group.rev.1568733054.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/176,8,1515,1346/6906_SHS-Go_Baby_Go-group.rev.1568733054.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/176,8,1515,1346/6906_SHS-Go_Baby_Go-group.rev.1568733054.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/176,8,1515,1346/6906_SHS-Go_Baby_Go-group.rev.1568733054.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/176,8,1515,1346/6906_SHS-Go_Baby_Go-group.rev.1568733054.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/176,8,1515,1346/6906_SHS-Go_Baby_Go-group.rev.1568733054.jpg" alt="Students and faculty with Zavier House and his mother Katie Bolling with the tractor that was mod..." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/176,8,1515,1346/6906_SHS-Go_Baby_Go-group.rev.1568733054.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/176,8,1515,1346/6906_SHS-Go_Baby_Go-group.rev.1568733054.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1339" data-max-h="1338" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/972-eamph-helps-another-child-hit-the-road">E&H Helps Another Child Hit the Road!</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> Emory & Henry School of Health Sciences Physical Therapy (PT) and Occupational Therapy (OT) students partnered with Children’s Assistive Technology Service (CATS) to provide another Go Baby Go modified off-the-shelf ride on car for a local little boy, Zavier House. <a href="/live/news/972-eamph-helps-another-child-hit-the-road" 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/1848-clinical-mental-health-counseling-faculty"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/png" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,940,788/9863_Blue_Beach_Plain_Collage_Facebook_Post.rev.1621265166.png 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,940,788/9863_Blue_Beach_Plain_Collage_Facebook_Post.rev.1621265166.png" alt="Clinical Mental Health Counseling faculty" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,940,788/9863_Blue_Beach_Plain_Collage_Facebook_Post.rev.1621265166.png 2x" data-max-w="940" data-max-h="788" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1848-clinical-mental-health-counseling-faculty">Clinical Mental Health Counseling faculty recognized for outstanding work</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dr. Stephanie Hall, founding department chair and program director of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and new faculty members Dr. Jessica Burkholder and Dr. David Burkholder were recently recognized by</span> <i><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Professional Counselor.</span></i><a href="/live/news/1848-clinical-mental-health-counseling-faculty" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/807-emory-henry-ot-students-earn-pins-after"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6339_47752091831_d2210071b4_o.rev.1556823324.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6339_47752091831_d2210071b4_o.rev.1556823324.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6339_47752091831_d2210071b4_o.rev.1556823324.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6339_47752091831_d2210071b4_o.rev.1556823324.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6339_47752091831_d2210071b4_o.rev.1556823324.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6339_47752091831_d2210071b4_o.rev.1556823324.jpg" alt="The Emory & Henry College School of Health Sciences Master of Occupational Therapy Class of 2019" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6339_47752091831_d2210071b4_o.rev.1556823324.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/6339_47752091831_d2210071b4_o.rev.1556823324.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/807-emory-henry-ot-students-earn-pins-after">Emory & Henry OT Students Earn Pins After Completing Two Years</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> On Tuesday, April 30, Emory & Henry honored the School of Health Sciences Master of Occupational Therapy (OT) class of 2019 who are completing the classroom portion of their program. <a href="/live/news/807-emory-henry-ot-students-earn-pins-after" 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>