A new endowed chair has been established at New York University (NYU) in honour of Marilyn Moffat, Professor of Physical Therapy at NYU and former President of WCPT.
The Marilyn Moffat Endowed Chair in Physical Therapy, as it will be known, will be used to support a faculty member dedicated to advancing physical therapy through research, teaching, and practice. It is the first to be established in NYU’s Department of Physical Therapy, and was funded by 426 donors who were physical therapy alumni and other friends of the department.
"An endowed professorship is one of the highest honours in academia,” said Dominic Brewer, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.
“Offering a master teacher and researcher a named chair – especially one honouring such an esteemed professor – enables us to recruit an immensely talented individual to the department.”
As a professor of physical therapy at NYU, Marilyn Moffat directs both the Doctor of Physical Therapy Programme and the post-professional Masters degree programme. As well as serving as WCPT President, she has been President of the American Physical Therapy Association and the New York Physical Therapy Association, and has published and lectured widely on physical therapy, exercise and ageing.
Marilyn Moffat stepped down as WCPT President in May, after an eight-year term. “I am grateful for our alumni and other friends of the Department of Physical Therapy for generously supporting this new position and the future of physical therapy at NYU,” she said.