WRITER: MEGHAN NEARY
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
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Release: May 1, 2001
Bork named recipient of Olive C. Farr Distinguished Service Award by the
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Iowa Physical Therapy Association (IPTA) recently
named a University of Iowa faculty member and alumnus as the 2001 recipient
of the Olive C. Farr Distinguished Service Award.
Byron Bork, academic coordinator of clinical education and a lecturer in
the UI Physical Therapy Graduate Program, received the IPTA's highest service
award at the association's spring conference in Des Moines March 3.
"To win the award is a gratifying experience, and I feel honored to
have been chosen," Bork said.
Bork graduated from the UI Physical Therapy Graduate Program in 1966. He
practiced physical therapy in Michigan and Colorado until returning to the
UI and joining the faculty in 1976.
The Olive C. Farr Distinguished Service Award was named in honor of Olive
C. Farr, former faculty member in the UI Physical Therapy Graduate Program.
Farr was the first chairperson of the program and taught at the UI until her
retirement in 1963. Recipients of this award are nominated by committee and
must possess the following qualifications: member in good standing of IPTA
for four consecutive years, demonstrated professional accomplishments, participation
in IPTA activities, and contribution to the clinical or academic growth and
advancement of physical therapy.
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