Lead, MR3 Coordinating Center
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC
Richard (Rick) L. Segal, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA has been Professor and Chair since August 2013. He received his education in Physical Therapy from the Ohio State University (OSU). During his undergraduate days at OSU he received the Telencephalon award for the highest grade in Human Anatomy which ultimately afforded him the opportunity to be a teaching assistant in Human Anatomy. It was during this experience that the fire was lit to become teacher. Later after full-time physical therapy practice he attended the University of Virginia for his PhD in anatomy and neuroscience. After completion of his PhD he started a faculty position at Emory University where he continued to teach and establish himself as an NIH funded researcher and research mentor and received further training at the Duke Brain Imaging and Analysis Center. He then moved to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) as Director of the Division of Physical Therapy and later added the role of interim Director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Center of the UNC and North Carolina State University Joint Biomedical Engineering Department until his move to MUSC.
In addition to Chairing the Department, Dr. Segal is Principal Investigator for the NIH funded Training in Grantsmanship in Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR), Education Director for the NIH funded National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation (NM4R), Lead Director for the Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (MR3) Coordinating Center, and Executive Committee and Recruiter for the NIH funded Engineering Career Development Center in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences (IREK12). Finally, he is helping to increase education research in Physical Therapy by directing the Grantsmanship and Mentorship in Education Research (GAMER) for Physical Therapy’s Education Leadership Partnership.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EST