Dr. Kathleen Kline Mangione, professor of Physical Therapy, has been nominated for an inspiring clinical research professional with The Florence Effect, a global initiative celebrating and bringing together those who are practicing extraordinary clinical research. This initiative is run through Florence Healthcare in Atlanta, Ga.
Voting is open to the public through May 31 (vote now). The winner is selected based on the most votes and receives a $500 gift card. In addition to the prize, the Florence Effect will donate to Greater Gift for each nomination. This organization provides free vaccines and meals to children in need around the world.
The nomination, submitted by Dean of the College of Health Sciences Dr. Rebecca Craik, notes Dr. Mangione’s dedication to research and innovation: “Kate is a physical therapist who advocates for optimal quality of life in older adults after hip fracture, with knee osteoarthritis, and/or with dementia. She is an excellent member of clinical research teams and inspires the collaborators to ground the project in current clinical reality. Kate is well trained as a clinical scientist but uses her clinical expertise to develop innovative interventions.”
Dr. Mangione specializes in older adult care and was among the first 14 specialists to earn board certification in Geriatric Physical Therapy. Her clinical career has focused on working with older adults in acute care, adult inpatient rehabilitation, sub-acute and nursing home settings, as well as home health care. She was a 2013 fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and is a member of the Fracture and Fragility Network, where she serves on the Physiotherapy special interest group.
Dr. Mangione has been the recipient of several APTA awards, including the Catherine Worthingham Fellow; the Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member; the Lucy Blair Service Award; and the Joan Mills Award from the APTA Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. She received her entry-level degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware, and master’s and doctorate degrees in Gerontology from New York University.