“Plasticity… means the possession of a structure weak enough to yield to an influence, but strong enough not to yield all at once.”

William James

Given my background and interests, I normally think of plasticity in the context of the nervous system. But my perspective on plasticity widened this year as I witnessed people continually adapt to face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has touched all of us, shaping us in ways we never imagined would be possible or necessary. As we have adapted, the teamwork, compassion and dedication demonstrated by students, staff and faculty throughout this challenging year have been nothing short of remarkable. I am grateful to be part of such an amazing community and pleased to share with you this annual report highlighting the incredible pandemic plasticity demonstrated across education, clinical practice, research and service activities within the Program in Physical Therapy.

Gammon Earhart, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Associate Dean for Physical Therapy

View the 2020 Annual Report