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GWALTNEY, CAROLINE

Assistant Professor and Regional Clinical Coordinator

FIXED-TERM FACULTY

More About CAROLINE GWALTNEY

Publications

  • Osborn JC, Gwaltney CS. The lymphatic and integumentary systems. In: Doherty DJ, Wilson CM, Boright LE, eds. Oncology Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Guidebook for Clinicians. Elsevier; 2022: (in print process).
  • Kwesiga MP, Cook E, Hannon J, Wayward S, Gwaltney C, Rao S, Frost MC. Investigative study on nitric oxide production in human dermal fibroblast cells under normal and high glucose conditions. Med Sci, 2018;6(9):1-13. doi: 10.3390/medsci6040099.

Presentations

  • Kwesiga MP, Cook E, Hannon J, Wayward S, Gwaltney C, Rao S, Frost M. Investigative study on nitric oxide production in human dermal fibroblast cells under normal and high glucose conditions. Platform presentation presented at: The Michigan Physiological Society 5th Annual Meeting; June 13-14, 2018; Houghton, MI. (Peer Reviewed)             
  • Cook EK, Kennedy AM, Kwesiga MP, Gwaltney CS, Liston WW, Rao S, Frost MC. Establishing nitrite to nitrate ratios in the clinical wound samples of subjects with and without diabetes. Poster presented at: The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care; April 8,2022; Phoenix, AZ. (Peer Reviewed. Award for Highest Scoring Abstract in the category of Clinical Research, presented at Grand Rounds.)
  • Pitts J, Gainer A, Seidowski C, Gwaltney C, Duncan CA. The influence of Huntington's Disease on reactive balance movement latencies.  45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (Virtual), August 10-13, 2021. (Peer Reviewed)
  • Kwesiga MP, Wayward S, Gebreyesus E, Cook E, Gwaltney C, Rao S, Frost MC. Investigative study on nitric oxide production in macrophages cells (RAW 264.7) cultured in normal and high glucose conditions. Poster presented at : The Michigan Physiological Society 6th Annual Meeting; June 13-14, 2019; Mount Pleasant, MI. (Peer Reviewed)    
  • Kwesiga M, Hannon J, Cook E, Wayward S, Gwaltney C, Rao S, Frost MC. Investigative study on nitric oxide production in human dermal fibroblast cells under normal and high glucose conditions.  Poster presented at: The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care; May 9, 2019; San Antonio, TX. (Peer Reviewed)
  • Kwesiga M, Hannon J, Cook E, Wayward S, Gwaltney C, Rao S, Frost MC. Investigative study on nitric oxide production in human dermal fibroblast cells under normal and high glucose conditions. Annual Meeting of BMES 2018, Atlanta, GA. (Peer Reviewed)
  • Zink J, Gwaltney CS. School-based physical therapy for a student with neuropraxia of the right lower extremity following ventilation and ECMO after severe pneumonia. Poster presented at: The Michigan Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference; October 5, 2018; Williamsburg, MI. (Peer Reviewed)
  • Board Certified Wound Specialist, American Board of Wound Management
  • American Physical Therapy Association Credentialed Clinical Instructor
  • Parkinson Wellness Recovery (PWR) Certified Therapist
  • CMU Excellence in Teaching Award, 2021
  • Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, Highest Scoring Abstract for Clinical Research, 2022
  • DPT, The College of Saint Scholastica, 2017
  • MS, Physical Therapy, Grand Valley State University, 1998
  • BS, Health Sciences, Grand Valley State University, 1995
  • Tissue and wound healing, specifically the role of nitric oxide in patients with diabetic wounds. 
  • The study of balance recovery and response to intervention in various populations, including people with Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and diabetes.
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • APTA Education and Electrophysiology/Wound Care Academies 
  • APTA Michigan (APTA MI), Chief Delegate
  • Association for the Advancement of Wound Care

Courses Taught

  • PTH 634:  Clinical Education II
  • PTH 645:  Foundations of Patient Care
  • PTH 666:  Physical Therapy Seminar II
  • PTH 745:  Therapeutic Interventions II
  • PTH 746:  Therapeutic Interventions III
  • PTH 790:  Clinical Research I
  • PTH 832:  Clinical Education IV
  • PTH 845:  Clinical Decision Making in Advanced Therapeutic Exercise
  • PTH 890:  Clinical Research II
  • PTH 932:  Clinical Education V