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Founder of Achilles International Gives Inspirational Talk

 InTouch 9/18/2017

The School of Health Sciences and Practice Department of Physical Therapy welcomed Dick Traum, Ph.D., right, the founder of Achilles International, for a special lunchtime presentation on September 13. Dr. Traum, who was the first person with an amputation to run the New York City Marathon in 1976, gave an overview of the non-profit organization that encourages people with disabilities to participate in mainstream running, including its recent success with programs for veterans and children. The talk kicked off the countdown to the 19th Annual Race for Rehab on Sunday, October 8, coordinated by second-year physical therapy students to benefit Achilles International.