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First Physical Therapist Named Fellow of FASIA

by Amanda Kayser | Feb 08, 2019

Mary Schmidt Read becomes first PT to be named as a fellow of the American Spinal Injury Association (FASIA)

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The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy would like to acknowledge Mary Schmidt Read from Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia for her work with persons with spinal cord injury. Mary has devoted most of her career to improving the lives of persons with spinal cord injuries. She has formerly served on the Academy of Neurology’s Board of Directors.

Mary is the first physical therapist to be recognized as a fellow of the American Spinal Injury Association (FASIA). She was named as an ASIA fellow during a ceremony at their 2018 Scientific Meeting. Fellowship in the American Spinal Injury Association (FASIA) is bestowed by the Board of Directors for distinguished accomplishments within the fields of spinal cord injury research, clinical practice, education and advocacy, and for a longstanding active membership of service to the society. The designation of FASIA recognizes prominent contributions to, and support of, ASIA’s policies, practices, operations, and goals, which together advance its organizational mission. The designation also carries with it an unofficial obligation of maintaining an example of accomplishment for others in ASIA and providing continued leadership in the field. 

Congratulations to Mary for her ongoing support of persons with spinal cord injuries and this prestigious award!

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