PhD Graduates

Seok Hun (Huny) Kim, PhD, PT (2005)
Assistant Professor (bio)
School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Southern Florida, Tampa, Fla.

Muhammed Al-Jarrah, PhD, PT (2006) (LinkedIn profile)
Associate Professor and Chair
Physiotherapy Department, Institute of Applied Technology, Fatima College of Health Sciences (FCHS)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Associate Professor (bio)
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Jordan University of Science and Technology
Irbid, Jordan

• Read how Al-Jarrah is changing health care and physical therapy education in the United Arab Emirates

Marcio Santos, PhD, PT (2006) (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Kansas City, Kan.

Emmanuel B. John, PhD, PT (2006) (LinkedIn profile)
Associate Professor and Director of Research
School of Physical Therapy, Touro University Nevada, Henderson, N.V.

Kevin McIntire, PhD (2006) (LinkedIn profile)
Health Research Science Specialist
VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, Calif.

Mukul Mukherjee, PhD, PT (2006) (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
Biomechanics Research Building, School of Health Physical Education & Recreation, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Neb.

Marcie Swift, PhD, PT (2007) (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy Education, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Mo.

Rajprasad Loganathan, PhD, PT (2007) (LinkedIn profile)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (bio)
Andrew Lab, Department of Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.

Eric Vidoni, PhD, PT (2008; Honors) (LinkedIn profile)
Research Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center
Director of Education One
University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center, Kansas City, Kan.

Catherine F. Siengsukon, PhD, PT (2008; Honors) (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Kansas City, Kan.

Neena Sharma, PhD, PT, CMPT (2008)
Assistant Professor (bio)
KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Kansas City, Kan.

Sandra A. Billinger, PhD, PT, FAHA (2008) (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Kansas City, Kan.

Benjamin Y. Tseng, PhD, MS, MA (2009) (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Health and Kinesiology, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas

Kendra Gagnon, PhD, PT (2009) (LinkedIn profile)
Associate Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy Education, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Mo.

Kevin Farmer, PhD (2010) (LinkedIn profile)
Medical Analyst (bio)
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Kansas City, Mo.

Natalia Loskutova, MD, PhD (2011; Honors) (LinkedIn profile)
Director of Evaluation, National Research Network
American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, Kan.

Stephen D. Jernigan, PhD, PT (2011) (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Kansas City, Kan.

Bin Deng, PhD (2011) (LinkedIn profile)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Ma.

Ming Xu, PhD (2011) (LinkedIn profile)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Kogod Center on Aging, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Lisa VanHoose, PhD, PT, CLT-LANA, WC (2011) (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Kansas City, Kan.

Han-Hung Huang (Floyd), PhD, PT (2011)
Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Nursing and Rehabilitation Science, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas

Mariko Nishibe, PhD (2012; Honors)
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Neuroscience, Graduate School of Medicine/Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences
Osaka University, Japan

Dave Burnett, PhD, RRT, AE-C (2013) (LinkedIn profile)
Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director (bio)
KU Department of Respiratory Care Education, Kansas City, Kan.

Alham Al-Sharman, PhD, PT (2013)
Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Jordan University of Science and Technology
Irbid, Jordan

Ali Bani-Ahmed, PhD, PT (2013)

Saddam F Kanaan, PhD, PT (2013; Honors) (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Jordan University of Science and Technology
Irbid, Jordan

Rupali Singh, PhD, PT (2013)
Assistant Professor (bio)
Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences, The Sage Colleges, Troy, N.Y.

Lezi E, PhD (2013; Honors) (LinkedIn profile)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C.

Jessica Witherspoon, DPT, PhD (2014) (LinkedIn profile)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Laboratory of Congenital Myopathy, Neuromuscular Symptoms Unit, Tissue Injury Branch
National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Jason Rucker, PhD, PT (2014; Honors) (LinkedIn profile)
Clinical Assistant Professor (bio)
KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Kansas City, Kan.

Tarang K. Jain, PT, DPT, PhD (2014) (LinkedIn profile)
Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Ariz.

Linda Denney, PT, M.Appl.Sci (Manip) (2014)
Clinical Instructor (bio)
KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Kansas City, Kan.

Last modified: Oct 20, 2014

Award presented to department alum for third straight year
Muhammed Al-Jarrah, PhD'06, PT'04, is the latest graduate from the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science to receive the Early Career Achievement Award from the KU Medical Center Alumni Association. Al-Jarrah joins fellow alums Sandra Billinger, PT, MS'04, PhD'08, and Neena Sharma, PT'00, PhD'09, winners of the award in 2013 and 2012, respectively. Among the highest honors bestowed by the alumni association, the Early Career Achievement Award recognizes individuals having made distinguished achievements and contributions to KU and their respective professions early in their career. Read

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