ACHE faculty receive academic awards – Times Record

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education has awarded the following faculty for their significant contributions to the campus.
Elizabeth McClain, Ph.D., chief wellness officer for ACHE, was awarded the 2021 Health Equity Champion Award. The award is given to an individual who has demonstrated progress in advancing health equity. McClain was chosen based on her leadership of the Our Voice initiative and the initiative’s development of citizen scientist. The award is given from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors.
LaVona Traywick, Ph.D., associate professor of physical therapy received the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Arkansas Friends of the Chapter Award. Traywick received the award for her significant contributions to the field of physical therapy in the state as a nonphysical therapist or physical therapist assistant. Her services in educational programming and public awareness of the field were highlighted.
Daniel Curtis, PT, DPT, assistant professor and director of clinical education for ACHE School of PT, received the APTA Arkansas Roy Lee Aldridge Passion for the Profession Award. Curtis has been a contributor to the field of physical therapy in the state and has promoted physical therapy, served as an ambassador for the profession, and embodied an overall passion for helping people through physical therapy.

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