Rebecca Porter, Ph.D., PT

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Interim Dean
Dean's Office
Coleman Hall
1140 W. Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone: 317-274-4702
Fax: 317-274-4723
rporter@iupui.edu

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Education & Training

  • Indiana University, B.S. in Physical Therapy, 1972
  • Indiana University, M.S. in Allied Health Education, 1977 (minor in Human Movement Performance)
  • Indiana University, Ph.D. in Medical Neurobiology, 1991 (minor in Anatomy) 

Honors & Awards

  • Graduation from Indiana University with Highest Distinction, 1972
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Division of Allied Health Sciences, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1982
  • Outstanding Young Women of America, 1987
  • Frances C. Ekstam Award for Outstanding Contributions, Indiana Chapter, American Physical Therapy Association, 1988
  • Excellence in Service Award, School of Allied Health Sciences, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1996
  • Founder’s Award, IUPUI Commission on Women, IUPUI, 1998
  • Sagamore of State Road 37, IUPUI, 2000
  • Grand Marshall, Indiana University, 2000 to 2007
  • Anniversary Award for outstanding contributions in an area of practice, mentoring, or leadership as a visionary who changed the life or career of others, Section on Pediatrics, APTA, 2003
  • Lucy Blair Service Award in recognition for outstanding contributions to the American Physical Therapy Association, 2003
  • Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy Outstanding Service Award, 2003, 2012
  • Neurology Section, American Physical Therapy Association, Service Award, 2005
  • Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy President’s Award, 2005
  • Academy of Advanced Item Writers, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, 2006
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2013

Peer-Reviewed Publications

[I]   Teaching

  • Porter RE and Killian CB. Clinical Analysis of Gait (videotape), Indiana University Medical Education Resources Program, 1981.

Abstracts

  • Porter RE‑abstracts of nine articles in The Vestibular System:  An Annotated Bibliography.  Edited by Montgomery PC, Center for the Study of Sensory Integrative Dysfunction, Publication #3, 1981

[II]   Research, Scholarship, Creative Activity

Refereed

  • Porter RE and Kincaide CB. Financial Aspects of Clinical Education to Facilities, Physical Therapy 57:905‑914, 1977
  • Porter RE. Quantitative Analysis of Changes in Locomotion Parameters in              Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic and Control Rats. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University, 1991.  Dissertation
  • Legters K, Whitney SL, Porter R, Buczek F.  The relationship between the Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale and the Dynamic Gait Index in peripheral vestibular dysfunction.  Physiotherapy Research International. 2005; 10(1):10-22.
  • Miller KK, Porter RE, Combs SA, Altenburger PA, Dierks TA, Van Puymbroeck M, Schmid AA. Therapeutic Yoga After Stroke: Effect on Walking Recovery. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Poster at ACRM Annual Conference, November 2013.
  • Miller KK, Porter RE, DeBaun E, Van Puymbroeck, Schmid AA. Exercise After Stroke: Patient Adherence and Beliefs After Discharge From Physical Rehabilitation. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Poster at ACRM Annual Conference, November 2013.
  • Miller, KK, Porter RE, DeBaun-Sprague E, Van Puymbroeck M, Schmid AA. Exercise after stroke: Patient adherence and beliefs after discharge from rehabilitation. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 2015.

Abstracts

  • Tribbett M, Wilham V, Zeltwanger L, Noe S, Porter R. Comparison of the Accuracy of Empirical Crutch Fitting Methods, Physical Therapy 66: 815, 1986 (abstract of presentation)
  • Porter RE, Peterson R, Fineberg N. Covariate Analysis of Changes in Locomotion Parameters in the STZ Diabetic Rat Model. Diabetes 40:221A (Suppl 1), 1991 (abstract of poster presented at the 14th International Diabetes Federation Congress, Washington, DC. 1991)
  • Bronson L, Porter RE. Preliminary Analysis of Performance of Non-disabled Young Adults on the Stepping Test.  16th Annual Allied Health Research Forum Program and Abstracts, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1994 (abstract of presentation)
  • Bronson LA, Porter RE: Fukuda Stepping Test--An Analysis of the Performance of Non-disabled Individuals 20 to 29 Years of Age. Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, p 172, 1995 (abstract of poster)
  • Bronson LA, Porter RE: A Description of the Performance of Non-disabled Individuals Between 20 to 29 Years of Age on the Stepping Test. Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, p 174, 1995 (abstract of poster)
  • Porter RE, Bronson: Zilstorff-Pedersen and Peitersen Stepping Test--An Analysis of the Performance of Non-disabled Individuals 20 to 29 Years of Age. Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, p 173, 1995 (abstract of poster)
  • Bronson LA, Porter RE: A Description of the Performance of Non-disabled Individuals Between 20 and 29 Years of Age on the Stepping Test.  Proceedings of the Indiana University School of Medicine Scientific Session, p 42, 1996 (abstract of poster)
  • Porter RE, Bronson: Zilstorff-Pedersen and Peitersen Stepping Test--An Analysis of the Performance of Non-disabled Individuals 20 to 29 Years of Age. Proceedings of the Indiana University School of Medicine Scientific Session, p 42-43, 1996 (abstract of poster)
  • Zoleman GI, Porter RE: The Relationship between Functional Reach Scores and Walking Speed in Individuals with Hemiparesis Post Cerebral Vascular Accident.  Physical Therapy,1996; 76:S100-101 (abstract of platform presentation)
  • Zoleman GI, Porter RE: The Relationship between Functional Reach Scores and Functional Independence Measure Scores in Individuals with Hemiparesis Post Cerebral Vascular Accident.  Physical Therapy,1996; 76:S102 (abstract of platform presentation)
  • [III]   Professional Service

Invited

  • Sullivan L, Porter R: Implementing Student Information Systems. In Building a Student Information System: Strategies for Success and Implications for Campus Policy Makers, Hossler D, ed.  New Directions for Higher Education, no. 136, Josey-Bass, 2007.

Non-refereed

  • Postural Drainage Instruction Manual for Pediatric Patients, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, 1974
  • Goniometry Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, and Hand Measurement Forms, Indiana University Hospitals, 1976

Abstracts

  • Cambridge B, Mack PA, Plater W, Porter, R. Advancing on All Fronts: A Year's Work at IUPUI.  American Association for Higher Education Forum on Faculty Roles and Rewards, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994 (abstract of presentation)

Book Reviews

  • Porter RE‑book review:  Physical Growth and Development and Conception to Maturity.  By Valadian I, Porter D, Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1977.  Published in Physical Therapy 58:504, 1978
  • Porter RE‑book review:  Assessment and Management of Developmental Changes in Children.  By Erickson ML, St. Louis, CV Mosby Company, 1976.  Published in Physical Therapy 58:510‑511, 1978
  • Porter RE‑book review:  Walking and Limping:  A Study of Normal and Pathological Walking.  By Ducroquet R, Ducroquet J, JP Lippincott, 1968.   Published in Physical Therapy 58:918‑919, 1978
  • Porter RE‑book review:  Intervention Strategies for High Risk Infants and Young Children.  Edited by Tjossen TD, Baltimore, University Park Press, 1976.  Published in Physical Therapy 59:83, 1979
  • Porter RE‑book review:  Human Growth:  Postnatal Growth, vol. 2.  Edited by Falkner F, Tanner JM, Plenum Press, 1978.  Published in Physical Therapy 60:497, 1980
  • Porter RE‑book review:  Children's Fractures, ed. 2.  By Rang M, Philadelphia, JB Lippincott Company, 1982.  Published in Physical Therapy 64:407, 1984
  • Porter RE‑book review:  Atlas of Human Anatomy with Integrated Text.  By Harris PF, Humpherson JR, Whitmore I, et al.  JB Lippincott Company, 1985.  Published in Journal of Allied Health 15:173, 1986
  • Porter RE‑book review:  Anatomy:  Regional and Applied.  By Last RJ.  Churchill Livingstone, Inc., 1984.  Published in Physical Therapy  66:1306, 1986
  • Porter RE‑book review:  Perceptual and Motor Development in Infants and Children.  By Cratty BJ.  Prentice‑Hall, 1986.  Published in Journal of Allied Health Sciences 16:257‑258, 1987
  • Porter RE‑book review:  Pediatric Neurology.  By Fishman MA (ed). Grune & Stratton, Inc., 1986.  Published in Physical Therapy 67:1928, 1987
  • Porter RE‑book review:  Essentials of Gross Anatomy.  By Stern JT. FA Davis, 1988.  Published in Physical Therapy 69:422, 1989
  • Porter RE-book review:  Kinesiology and Applied Anatomy.  By Rasch P.  Lea & Febiger, 1989.  Published in Physical Therapy 70:108-109, 1990
  • Porter RE-book review:  Principles of Neurology: Companion Handbook, ed 4.  By Adams RD, Victor M. Mc-Graw-Hill, Inc, 1991.  Published in Physical Therapy 72:616-618, 1992
  • Porter RE-book review.  Neurosurgery for Spasticity: A Multidisciplinary Approach.  By Sindoum M, Abbott R, Keravel Y, eds. Springer-Verlag, 1991.  Published in Physical Therapy 73:211-212, 1993
  • Porter RE-book review.  Physical Therapy Assessment in Early Infancy.  By Wilhelm IJ, ed. Churchill Livingstone Inc, 1993.  Published in Physical Therapy 73:957-958, 1993
  • Porter RE-book review.  Advances in Stroke Rehabilitation.  By Gordon WA, ed. Andover Medical Publishers Inc, 1993.  Published in Physical Therapy 74:190-191, 1994
  • Porter RE-book review.  Neurosciences, Memory, and Language--Decade of the Brain, vol 1.  By Broadwell RD, Judd LL, Murphy DC, eds. Library of Congress, 1995.  Published in Physical Therapy 76:798-800, 1996
  • Porter RE-book review.  Annual Review of Neuroscience, vol 19.  Cowan WM, Shooter EM, Stevens CF, Thomspon RF, eds.  Annual Reviews, Inc., 1996.  Published in Physical Therapy 77: 1147, 1997
  • Porter RE-book review.  Introduction to the Neurological Examination. Nolan MF.  FA Davis Co, 1996.  Published in Physical Therapy 77: 1797-1798, 1997
  • Porter RE-book review.  Handbook of Neurologic Rating Scales. Herndon RM.  Demos Vermande, 1997.  Published in Physical Therapy 78: 1240-1241, 1998
  • Porter RE-book review.  Functional Neuroanatomy: Text and Atlas.  Afif AK, Bergman RA. McGraw-Hill, 1998.  Published in Physical Therapy 79: 1002, 1999
  • Porter RE-book review.  Motor Control: Theory and Practical Applications, ed 2.  Shumway-Cook A, Woollacott MH. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001.  Published in Physical Therapy 82: 107-108, 2002
  • Sullivan L, Porter RE.  Implementing Student Information Systems. In Hossler D, ed. Building a Student Information System: Strategies for Success and Implications for Campus Policymakers (New Directions for Higher Education Monograph No. 136) San Francisco, Jossey-Bass.  2007

[IV]   Integration of Two or More Aspects of Faculty Work

  • Porter RE. Therapeutic Management of the Client with Inflammatory Disorders within the Brain. In Umphred D (ed): Neurological Rehabilitation, St. Louis, CV Mosby Company, 1984  (Scholarship and Teaching)
  • Porter RE. Sensory Considerations in Developmental Disabilities. In Connolly B and Montgomery PC (ed): Therapeutic Exercise in Developmental Disabilities, Nashville, Tennessee, Chattanooga Corporation, 1987  (Scholarship and Teaching)
  • Porter RE. Normal Development of Movement and Function: Child and Adolescent. In Barnes ML and Scully R (eds): Physical Therapy, Philadelphia, PA, JB Lippincott, 1989 (Scholarship and Teaching)
  • Porter RE. Therapeutic Management of Clients with Inflammatory Disorders within the Brain. In Umphred D (ed): Neurological Rehabilitation, ed 2, CV Mosby Company, 1990 (Scholarship and Teaching)
  • Porter RE. Sensory Considerations in Developmental Disabilities. In Connolly B and Montgomery PC (ed): Therapeutic Exercise in Developmental Disabilities, ed 2, Nashville, Tennessee, Chattanooga Corporation, 1993       (Scholarship and Teaching)
  • Porter RE. Therapeutic Management of Clients with Inflammatory and Infectious Disorders of the Brain. In Umphred D (ed): Neurological Rehabilitation, ed 3, CV Mosby Company, 1995   (Scholarship and Teaching)
  • Porter RE. Therapeutic Management of Clients with Inflammatory and Infectious Disorders of the Brain. In Umphred D (ed): Neurological Rehabilitation, ed 3, CV Mosby Company, 2001   (Scholarship and Teaching)
  • Chapman DD, Porter RE. Sensory Considerations in Developmental Disabilities. In Connolly B and Montgomery PC (ed): Therapeutic Exercise in Developmental Disabilities, ed 3, Thorofare, New Jersey, Slack Incorporated, 2005      (Scholarship and Teaching)
  • DeWayne J, Porter RE. Therapeutic Management of Clients with Inflammatory and Infectious Disorders of the Brain. In Umphred D (ed): Neurological Rehabilitation, ed 4, CV Mosby Company, 2007    (Scholarship and Teaching)
  • Chapman DD, Porter RE.  The Neurological Examination and Evaluation.  In Fell, D (ed): Therapeutic Approaches in Neurology, FA Davis, Inc, in review with anticipated 2014 publication date   (Scholarship and Teaching)

Abstracts

  • Hamouz L, Barron A, Porter RE. Indiana Physical Therapists' Attitudes Toward Direct Access Legislation.  Physical Therapy 69:393, 1989 (abstract of presentation)       
  • Research and Professional Service
  • Porter RE, Bronson LA: Prioritization of Aging-Related Curricular Content for Preparation of Physical Therapists to Provide Services to Geriatric Clients in Indiana.  Issues on Aging 18:37, 1994  (abstract of poster presented at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Reno, Nevada, 1994)    Research and Teaching
  • Porter RE, Bronson LA: Demographic Profile of Indiana Members of the APTA Section on Geriatrics. Issues on Aging 18:36, 1994  (abstract of poster presented at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Reno, Nevada, 1994)
  • Research and Professional Service
  • Porter RE: Validation of Competencies for School Physical Therapists by Therapists who Practice in Indiana School Systems. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 7:196, 1995 (abstract of poster presented at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Atlanta, GA)   Research and Teaching
  • Porter RE: Prioritization of Curricular Content Areas to Prepare Physical Therapists to Practice in School Systems in Indiana. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 7:196, 1995 (abstract of poster presented at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Atlanta, GA) Research and Teaching
  • Porter RE: Indiana Physical Therapist Employers Views on Entry Level Master’s Degrees: Comparison of 1989 and 1997 Survey Responses. (poster presented at 1999 APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Seattle, WA) Research and Service