Physical therapy researcher Julie M. Fritz to present at NIU-Naperville

Julie M. Fritz
Julie M. Fritz

NIU’s Principal Investigator Academy for Research & Engagement (NIU PI Academy) will host Julie M. Fritz from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in Room 105 of NIU’s Naperville campus, 1120 E. Diehl Road.

Fritz, a professor of physical therapy at the University of Utah, will give a presentation titled, “Developing Effective Partnerships Between Academic Researchers and Clinicians en route to Translating Research into Practice and Practice into Research” as part of the NIU PI Academy Mentor Seminar Series.

“This presentation will benefit any clinician looking for ways to engage in research and any faculty member seeking strategic ways to partner with clinicians in doing clinical research,” said Prisca Collins, professor of physical therapy at NIU.

As a clinical outcomes research scientist at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Fritz focuses her research on clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of different treatment options for patients with low-back or neck pain, as well as health services research examining patterns of care delivery and their relationship with future health care utilization and outcomes. Her research has been supported by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Attendance is free but attendees must register by contacting Collins at (815) 753-6246 or pcollins@niu.edu.

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