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Gibsonia Resident Voted Teacher of the Year at Duquesne University

Gibsonia resident Dr. David L. Somers is one of two faculty members recently voted Teacher of the Year at Duquesne University.

An associate professor in the physical therapy department in the John G. Rangos School of Health Sciences, Somers areas of specialty include neuroscience and research. His courses cover topics including neuroscience, advanced theoretical foundations and topics in research, among others.

Somers has received research grants from, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health, the Hunkle Foundation and the State Health Formula Research Fund. He has a Ph.D. in anatomy and cell biology, an M.S. in health sciences and a B.S. in physical therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina.

The Teacher of the Year award was established at Duquesne in 1992 by the University’s chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, to give students the opportunity to recognize faculty members who best exemplify leadership and excellence in the classroom.

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