Ben Kivlan, MPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS
Ben is studying under the direction of Rob Martin, PhD, PT, CSCS with a focus on hip pathologies. Since enrolling in the PhD program, Ben has published several peer reviewed research articles as well as presented platform and poster presentations at National & International Scientific meetings. Ben is a graduate of Elon College's Exercise/Sport Science program and the University of Pittsburgh's Physical Therapy program. When he is not at Duquesne, Ben is the facility director of Tri-State Physical Therapy in Seven Fields, PA.
Paul A. Cacolice, MS, ATC, CSCS
Paul is studying under the direction of Christopher R. Carcia, PhD, PT, SCS, OCS with a focus on knee (female ACL) injuries. Paul matriculated into the program in the Spring of 2011 as a part-time student and transitioned to 'full-time' status starting in the Fall of '11. Paul is working as a Graduate Assistant in the Kristen L. McMaster's Biomechanics Laboratory assisting faculty with various research projects. Prior to enrolling at Duquesne University, Paul worked full-time at American International College in Springfield, MA. Paul received his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Slippery Rock University and his Master's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Troy Baxendell, MPT, COMT
Troy was recently admitted to the PhD program and is studying under the direction of Jason S. Scibek, PhD, ATC with a focus on shoulder pathologies. Troy received his MPT degree from Duquesne University in 1994. Over the years he has worked in various outpatient orthopedic physical therapy settings with an assortment of responsibilities including serving as a Clinic Manager for NovaCare. Currently, Troy is a peer reviewer in the Clinical Benchmarking Department at Universal Smart Comp. Troy is an accomplished clinician and successfully completed the requirements of the Ola Grimsby's Clinical Certification Program thereby obtaining his Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy.