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Five Alumni Awarded at School of Health Technology and Management

Ira Gorman, Class of 1979, Physical Therapy
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Ira Gorman, PT, Ph.D., is currently an Associate Professor and the Assistant Dean at Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Gorman received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1979, after first completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences at Stony Brook in 1977. After moving to Colorado, he completed his Master’s Degree in Public Health in 1994 and his Ph.D. in Health and Behavioral Sciences in 2012 at the University of Colorado—Denver.
Dr. Gorman currently serves as the President of the Health Policy and Administration section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and was the recipient of the APTA’s prestigious Lucy Blair Service Award and the R. Charles Harker, Esq. Policy Maker Award in 2012 for his extensive service to the profession at a national level. He has an extraordinary history of grants, publications, and peer-reviewed presentations nationally, and is recognized at the state level as an advocate for public health reform. Dr. Gorman received the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions Faculty Leadership Award in 2016 for his notable accomplishments as a scholar at Regis University. His record of service to the community at the international, national, and regional level demonstrates an inherent compassion for those less fortunate, as well as a dedication to advocate for changes in healthcare that benefit those in need.

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