U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., came to campus to tour AHS labs on Thursday, Aug. 22. He first met with PT department head Ross Arena and saw research demos by PT faculty Shane Phillips, Alex Aruin and Tanvi Bhatt. Next he headed to DHSP to meet Dean Bo Fernhall who, along with KN professor Michael Brown, and asst. professor Tracy Baynard, introduced him to research in the Integrated Physiology Laboratory.
The visit was arranged by PT alumna Julie Schwertfeger, an active advocate for increased NIH funding for physical therapy research. UIC News ran a photo and newsbrief about the visit in its Aug. 28 issue.