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Career Development Corner Webinar


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History and Pathways for Women in Science and Rehabilitation

With guest speaker Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, PhD, FACRM

In this Career Development Corner webinar, Dr. Sisto will share her experiences on the history and career pathways for women advancing in the field of rehabilitation.


Upon completion of this webinar, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand the history of women in science and rehabilitation
  2. Discuss strategies for navigating in clinical and research pathways
  3. Discuss barriers and facilitators to advance women in rehabilitation careers


Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, PhD, FACRM is Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Science in the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo. She has worked as a physical therapist for more than 40 years and conducted rehabilitation research for the last 25 years. Dr. Sisto’s work has been funded by NIDILRR, DOH, Neilsen Foundation and NJ Commission on Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Research. She is also the author of a textbook on SCI rehabilitation. Her research aims to understand the mechanisms of recovery of function using locomotor training and novel neuromodulation approaches while incorporating electrophysiological measures and standardized functional outcomes to determine efficacy. As a clinician scientist, Dr. Sisto has a strong commitment to understanding health care systems of care and the factors that impact of insurance provision on patient outcomes.