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Release: July 6, 2001

UI physical therapy student elected to national student assembly

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Charlotte Bailey, a physical therapy student at the University of Iowa, has been elected to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Student Assembly.

Student members of the APTA elected Bailey as the 2001-2002 vice president. The position will allow her to serve on the student assembly's board of directors in order to represent all APTA student members.

Bailey will take responsibility as the student assembly Web site coordinator and educational/research coordinator. She will attend leadership training and government affairs training workshops as well as numerous conventions and other events.

In order to implement better membership and communication projects, Bailey will work closely with the newly elected APTA Student Assembly president and director.

The APTA Student Assembly currently represents more than 17,000 physical therapy and physical therapy assistant students nationwide. The APTA is the only national organization representing the profession of physical therapy. Its goal is to foster advancement in physical therapy practice, research and education.

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