Dr. Rebecca Craik Receives First Distinguished Alumni Award

By Purnell T. Cropper | January 24, 2014

Duke University’s Physical Therapy Alumni Association named Dr. Rebecca Craik, chair of Arcadia’s Physical Therapy Department, as the first recipient of its Distinguished Alumni Award.

“Dr. Craik has been a respected leader in physical therapy for the past 35 years,” said her anonymous nominator to the Duke PT Alumni Awards Program. “She serves as editor-in-chief of Physical Therapy: Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, an extremely important honor and position. Becky has always been supportive of the Duke PT educational program, involving herself in alumni events, networking with students, supporting student research, and cheering for the Blue Devils. Becky Craik is a true embodiment of ‘Duke PT Alumni.’”

Craik will receive the award at the Duke Physical Therapy Alumni & Friends Reception on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting in Las Vegas, Nev.