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American Physical Therapy Association Honors Plum Borough Resident

Dr. Diane Borello-France, associate professor of physical therapy, has been recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), which has selected her as its Elizabeth Noble Award recipient. She will receive the national award at a meeting of the APTA on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Las Vegas.

The highest honor given by the APTA's Section on Women's Health, the Noble award recognizes a section member who provides extraordinary and exemplary service to the field of physical therapy for women or to the section itself. It is named for Noble, the founder and first chair of the Section on Women's Health.

Borello-France, who is a faculty member in Duquesne University's Rangos School of Health Sciences, teaches courses in clinical neurologic science. She is an expert in neurologic physical therapy and women's physical therapy, and has conducted research funded by the National Institute of Aging; the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development; and the National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disorders.

A resident of Plum Borough, Borello-France has published her work in publications including the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy and the American Journal of Gastroenterology, among others.

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