Dr. E B JOHN moves from East to West

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Dr. Emmanuel Babatunde John  of the Nigeria Physiotherapy Network effective from July 2, 2014, will be assuming the position of Associate Professor and Director of Research at the School of Physical Therapy (SOPT), Touro University Nevada (TUN), Henderson, NV. TUN is a part of the Western Division of the multi-campus and multi-nation Touro College and University System(TCUS) headquartered in New York. Established in 1970, TCUS's focus is on higher education for the Jewish community, and have grown to serve a widely diverse population of over 19,000 students across 32 schools in 5 countries. TCUS is uniquely attuned to the importance of an education that accommodates students from all backgrounds and circumstances.

In this new position, he will be leading the effort to boost the research profile of the faculty and lead/direct students' capstone research projects. To take on this new challenge, he will have to endure the decision to move the family some 2,200 miles east to west across the continental United States; but the prospects and tremendous opportunities to be afforded by this new position, plus a need for the family to relocate to a large metro area may be endearing after all.

Prior to this appointment, he was Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Director, Motor Control and Neuromuscular Performance Laboratory at Radford University (RU), Roanoke, VA, USA since August 2011. Apart from his teaching responsibilities at RU, Dr. John also conducted motor control and neuro-rehabilitation research on the effects of gender, age-related changes and neurological lesions on sense of motor effort using a feed-forward model of human voluntary motor tasks performance. Radford University is one of Virginia's eight doctoral-degree granting public universities. Dr. John is a notable member of the Nigerian Society of Physiotherapy despite being in diaspora and he has made valuable contributions towards the development and advancement of the profession in Nigeria. A graduate of the B.Sc. Physiotherapy program of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos himself. He is equally diverse and multi-talented as he designs websites and is committed to putting Nigeria Physiotherapy on the worldwide web. He designed the first website to advertise and promote Nigeria Physiotherapy online in 1999 (http://www.nigeriaphysionet.8m.com), and in 2003, he designed and launched the present Nigeria Physiotherapy Network website (http://www.nigeriaphysio.net). He also designed the website for the Nigerian Association of Physiotherapy Students (http://www.nigaps.org), University Of Lagos Association Of Physiotherapy Students (http://www.ulaps.org), Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy (http://www.nigeriaphysio.org) and the World Congress for Physical Therapy - Africa Region (http://www.wcptafrica.org).