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Ken Harwood, PhD, PT, Receives Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association

Kenneth HarwoodCongratulations to Kenneth Harwood, PhD, PT, co-director of the Health Care Quality Program, research director for the Department of Health, Human Function and Rehabilitation Sciences, and associate professor of clinical research and leadership at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), who was named a 2020 recipient of the Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  

The distinction is the association’s highest honor among its membership categories, and it is awarded to a select group of physical therapists based on their professional excellence and unwavering efforts to advance the profession. 

“Dr. Harwood was nominated based on his sustained contributions and excellence in the domain of advocacy, as well as his significant contributions in education and scholarship,” said Joyce Maring, EdD, chair of the Department of Health, Human Function and Rehabilitation Sciences at SMHS. “We are beyond pleased his extensive efforts and accomplishments were recognized with this award.”

The honor is eligible to APTA members or life-member physical therapists who have demonstrated efforts to advance the profession for more than 15 years.

 “It’s a true honor to receive this award and be recognized for my commitment and support of the physical therapy profession throughout my career,” said Harwood. 

The designation is named for Catherine Worthingham, PT, PhD, FAPTA, who motivated others to make an impact within the physical therapy profession, and is meant to inspire physical therapists to work hard to advance the profession — as Worthingham did during her career.