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Release: May 24, 2001

Wilken wins alumni scholarship

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Jason Wilken, a second-year student in the University of Iowa Physical Therapy Graduate Program and Coralville native, received the alumni scholarship for a second-year student and was also the Physical Therapy Graduate Program nominee for an APTA Mary McMillan Scholarship.

Wilken is a graduate of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where he earned a degree in biology. His interests in clinical practice are in pediatrics and outpatient orthopedics.

While in school, Wilken worked in Dr. John Yack's biomechanics lab. He has a strong interest in research and is in the process of applying to the Ph.D. program. His current research interest is the biomechanics of the sit-to-stand activity in relation to prosthetic placement in patients with total hip arthroplasty.

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