Phil McClure, PT, PhD, FAPTA, vice president of MedRisk’s research and academic subsidiary, Expert Clinical Benchmarks (ECB), has been named chair of the physical therapy department at Acadia University, located in Glenside, Pa. According to a MedRisk news release, as the new chair, McClure will lead an academic program ranked by US News and World Report as 14th among the 211 accredited graduate physical therapy programs in the nation.

McClure replaces his colleague Rebecca Craik, PT, PhD, FAPTA, who has been named dean of Arcadia’s College of Health Sciences.

The MedRisk news release notes that McClure has served as physical therapy department professor at Arcadia since 1998. During this time, McClure has also directed the university’s transitional doctor of physical therapy program for 14 years, helping the university to become the first physical therapy program in Pennsylvania to offer both entry-level and transitional physical therapy doctorate programs.

As ECB vice president, McClure directs all clinical aspects of MedRisk’s programs from peer reviews and the development and maintenance of evidence-based treatment guidelines to monitoring outcomes and patient satisfaction, as indicated on the MedRisk news release.

MedRisk is a provider of physical rehabilitation and diagnostic imaging solutions for the workers’ compensation industry. ECB is the clinical research and academic subsidiary of MedRisk Inc and develops and maintains physical medicine treatment guidelines and utilization of management protocols based on integrated outcome models and evidence-based practices, according to MedRisk.

[Source: MedRisk]