Penn Shenango Professor Wins Excellence Award for Geriatric Care

SHARON, Pa. – Dr. Jennifer Jewell, a professor at Penn State Shenango, has received the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association’s Geriatric Special Interest Group’s Award in Excellence.

In addition to teaching, Jewell also maintains a clinical practice in geriatric physical therapy at Quality Life Services-Mercer.

At the award ceremony, the geriatric group’s chairwoman, Mary Ann Wharton cited Jewell’s longstanding commitment to geriatric physical therapy practice.

At Penn State Shenango, Jewell has organized several geriatric experiential learning experiences for her students to increase student awareness of ageism while providing student opportunity for interaction with the geriatric population. Jewell also organizes local continuing education opportunities offered at Penn State Shenango for practicing clinicians that relate to various geriatric related topics. 

Jewell graduated in 1997 from Arcadia University, formerly Beaver College, in Glenside, Pa., with a master’s degree in physical therapy. She continued her education at Chatham University graduating in 2004 with her doctorate in physical therapy. 

She was awarded the professional designation of board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties  of the American Physical Therapy Association in July 2018.

Pictured: Dr. Jennifer Jewell (center) at the PPTA award ceremony in October with other Penn State Shenango physical therapy assistant program faculty members, left to right, Beverly Labosky, Renee Borromeo, Dan Dandy, and Pam Pologruto

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.