We are seeking individuals with chronic (>3 months) neck pain and/or face pain due to temporomandibular disorder to participate in a study assessing breathing. Participation includes a single 70-minute visit to the Physical Therapy Institute at the Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic (Downers Grove, IL) based on your availability. Participants will be screened by telephone prior to participation. During the study visit participants will complete questionnaires, undergo direct measurement & observation of different breathing components. This study will provide information to inform future studies investigating interventions for disordered breathing. At end of participation, you will receive a $20 Target gift card.

Please contact Janey Prodoehl ( or 630-515-6451) if you are interested in participating


Janey Prodoehl (
or 630-515-6451)
IRB Approval #: IRB-IL-22008
Midwestern University
Study Dates: November 1, 2022 - May 1, 2024

Email Dr. Prodoehl:

Exploring Sense of Belonging among Latino/a/x Doctor of Physical Therapy Students, a Phenomenological Study

Description: I am a second year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) student at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. I am part of a research group that is conducting a study exploring the sense of belonging among Latino/a/x DPT students. We are looking for students who fit our criteria and are interested in participating in this research study. Please continue reading for more information!
Purpose: This research study aims to explore the lived experience of Latino/a/x Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students through a focus on sense of belonging. This study seeks to gain better insight into how a sense of belonging impacts the educational and professional experience of Latino/a/x DPT students. The information obtained from this study may help improve the connection between the students' institution and the profession of physical therapy as a whole, giving Latino/a/x DPT students greater opportunities for success and retention within their programs and, potentially, their future careers.

Participation requirements: The research study will be conducted through individual virtual Zoom interviews with Latino/a/x DPT students to discuss their personal experiences. There will be one main interview, lasting approximately 1 hour. Participants may be contacted after the interview for additional information via email or Zoom.

Inclusion Criteria: (1) Currently enrolled and taking courses in a graduate-level DPT program in the US, (2) self-identify as Latino/a/x, (3) at least 18 years of age, and (4) have access to a stable internet connection and Zoom.

Exclusion Criteria: (1) Currently enrolled in DPT program but have not begun taking courses, (2) enrolled in a DPT program outside the US, (3) enrolled in the DPT program at Rosalind Franklin University, (4) does not self identify as Latino/a/x, and (5) unable to participate in an interview via Zoom.


Amanda Wolff, SPT
Email address:
IRB Approval #: 03152022_CHP22-333
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Study Dates: August 15, 2022 - August 15, 2023

The impact of COVID-19 on Occupational and Physical Therapy Professionals

This is an exempt study that seeks to evaluate the impact of COVID 19 on Occupational and Physical Therapy professionals

Contact Information

Dovison Kereri, PhD, MHS, OTR/L (
IRB Approval Number: # 22-067
Andrews University
Study Dates: Jan. 01 – March 31, 2023

Link for Survey

Entry into the Illinois Early Intervention program after Neonatal intensive care unit discharge: A survey of caregiver experiences

The purpose of this study is to learn more about the factors that influence timely and adequate access to therapeutic interventions after an infant’s discharge from the NICU. The information gained from this study will help inform practice to provide prompt and equitable physical therapy service distribution that improves infant and family outcomes in Illinois.


Jessica Trenkle, PT, DPT, PCS ( and Alison Liddle, PT, MPP, PCS (
IRB Approval #: STU# 00217068
Funding Source: Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Institution: Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Study Dates: 11/9/2022-3/1/2023

Survey Access Code: 43C39EDPY

Survey Link: Access Code: 43C39EDPY


To submit your project to be posted, email the following to Linda Griffith, Operations & Special Projects Manager

Program Title
IRB Approval Information
Dates of Study (Start/End)
Funding Source
Primary Contact Name and E-Mail Address
Institution (if applicable)

Projects are reviewed and, if accepted, are posted within 30 days of submission.

Contact Linda Griffith at 630.904.0101 or


Updated 11.10.2022