Dr. Yates Named Onsite Reviewer for Pediatric Residencies

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Dr. Charlotte Yates

Dr. Charlotte Yates will serve as a member of the Onsite Review Team for the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) beginning in 2022.  This is a first for a UCA faculty member and it reflects Dr. Yates’ expertise in physical therapy education, physical therapist residency education, and recognized expertise in an ABPTRFE-approved area of practice/concentration (pediatrics).  Dr. Yates has worked with the UCA accredited Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency program since it began in 2009.  As a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and professor in the department, she is active in neuroscience, pediatric neurology, and wound care. Dr. Yates received her PhD degree in Neurobiology and Developmental Science from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), a MS degree in Physical Therapy from UCA, and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Arkansas. Her research interests include neonatal pain, concussion management and pediatric physical therapy educational research. She has been a member of several multi-disciplinary teams at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and UAMS through research at the Center for Translational Neuroscience.  Her clinical interests include pediatrics, adolescent orthopedics, and acute care. She is active clinically at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.   Dr. Yates is the 2016 American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Arkansas Outstanding Physical Therapist Award, 2017 recipient of the University of Central Arkansas Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award and the 2021 recipient of the Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching, a national award from the APTA.