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UK Physical Therapist Recognized for Educational Leadership

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Henning and students at a fundraiser benefitting Trust for Life, an organ donation awareness program
Henning works with a patient

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2018) — For physical therapist Angela Henning, meeting students where they are comes naturally. Henning, a University of Kentucky alumna, was recently recognized by the Ohio-Kentucky Consortium of Physical Therapy Programs for exceptional leadership as an educator. 

Henning was selected as the recipient of this year’s Peter D. Mosher Educational Leadership Conference Scholarship. The award recognizes a physical therapist who demonstrates the characteristics of compassion, excellence and a vision for physical therapy clinical education. It is named in honor of the late Peter D. Mosher, former chairman of the consortium. 

“My personal vision is to continue to meet the individual learning needs of each student, even when that means modifying my teaching style,” Henning said. “My vision also includes incorporating our students into meaning research and quality improvement projects. It all adds up to a win for our patients.” 

Since 2015, Henning has represented UK clinicians alongside Dr. Lynn English at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Educational Leadership Conference.  

“The knowledge I have gained by attending ELC has allowed me to work with our coordinator for clinical education, Tiffany Rowland, to assist the UK physical therapy program in meeting the challenges of this evolutionary time,” said Henning.  

After earning her Master of Physical Therapy degree at UK in 2003, Henning took on an adjunct faculty role. In the years since, she has worked in UK Chandler Hospital’s inpatient rehab department and now serves as clinical instructor of physical therapy. 

Henning has also committed to advancing research in the field and has assisted in teaching first-year physical therapy students in both Lexington and Hazard. Additionally, Henning has developed lectures to introduce students to the role of physical therapists in acute care, specifically in cardiovascular and cardiothoracic transplant settings. 

 

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