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2018 Home Health Section Research Grant Recipient: Denise Gobert

Tuesday, January 30, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Robin Childers
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Denise Gobert PhotoThe Home Health Section Research Grant Award recipient for 2018 is Denise Gobert, PT, PhD, NCS, CEEAA of the Department of Physical Therapy at Texas State University-San Marcos for her application titled Predictors of Hospital Readmissions as Related to Home Health Physical Therapy Service Trends for the Diabetic Patient.

Dr. Gobert teaches in the Neuro/Research track in the Doctoral Physical Therapy Program at Texas State University and has been a practicing physical therapist for over 20 years. Her clinical practice and research specializes in the care of persons with chronic disability due to neurological movement disorders such as CVA, vestibular-related pathologies and traumatic brain injury. She received her Physical Therapy degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, and her Masters in Exercise Science and Doctorate in Kinesiology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also a Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist, Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy and Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults. In addition, she is a well-published researcher and has held several leadership positions in the Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) and American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Her research team’s interests include public health trends associated with clinical management issues common to patients who suffer from chronic disabilities. Her work, which includes faculty and graduate student research, has been well supported by several university and community sponsors.

The Home Health Section funds pilot research in the home care clinical setting. The purpose of the grant program is to encourage the process of data collection and care practice investigation, thereby enhancing opportunities for evidence-based practice by Section members. Moreover, the program is intended to develop viable pilot studies, ultimately serving as the foundation for larger investigations with industry-wide implication. The 2018 grant award is $10,000.

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