Alumna Cori Zook-Arquines named Physical Therapist of the Year by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Cori Zook-Arquines ‘01 BS PT, assistant professor and director of clinical education in the physical therapy and human movement sciences program at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, was named Physical Therapist of the Year by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association.
The award is presented for exceptional support and dedication to physical therapy through the national or state association.
Zook-Arquines was honored for her leadership in transitioning the Chicago Area Clinical Educators Forum, an independent organization, into the Illinois Physical Therapy Association, where it is now the Clinical Educators Special Interest Group. She was recently elected chair of the group.
“Cori helped show the benefits that joining the IPTA would bring to the educational institutions and, most importantly, to the students,” said Mary Keehn, AHS associate dean for clinical affairs and a member of the IPTA awards committee. “She has a remarkable ability to bring together multiple perspectives to break down barriers to change. We are all proud to have her as a fellow alumnus and colleague.”
Zook-Arquines earned a master’s of health professions education from the UIC College of Medicine in 2015.