Pivoting during a pandemic Q&A: Nora Fritz
We asked physical therapy faculty members about how their lives at work and at home had been affected since the novel coronavirus was declared a pandemic in March 2020.
Assistant Professor Nora Fritz, PhD, PT, DPT, NCS
To optimize recovery for persons with neurodegenerative diseases.
How the pandemic has affected that mission:
All studies with human subjects were stopped as a result of COVID-19. This included an ongoing exercise clinical trial for persons with multiple sclerosis.
A positive outcome of the pandemic:
Spending more time with my family.
A challenging aspect of the pandemic:
Ensuring that all students are receiving the resources they need.
Recent program or research advisee achievements:
The DPT student research group that I co-mentored with Dr. Diane Adamo won Best Poster at the MPTA Fall Conference in October 2019; my PhD student Erin Edwards placed third in Wayne State’s prestigious 2020 Three Minute Thesis competition.
Recent personal achievement:
Take a look at how other faculty members responded to our Pivoting During a Pandemic Q&A.