Laura Thorp

Laura Thorp

Clinical Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

Focus Areas


Office Phone



1919 W. Taylor St., 446 AHSB

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Office Hours

By appointment


Dr. Thorp is course director of the Human Gross Anatomy and Neuroanatomy courses for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program. She received her PhD in Anatomical Sciences in 2006 and has taught anatomy and neuroanatomy for students in multiple degree programs including doctorate of medicine, doctorate of physical therapy, nursing anesthesia, physician assistant, and speech and language pathology programs of for over ten years.

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Leadership in the Profession

Department of Physical Therapy, Chair Committee on Student Promotion and Professionalism

Notable Honors

May 2017 - Susan Campbell Award for Academic Teaching Excellence, UIC Department of Physical Therapy

Spring 2017 - Teaching Scholar, UIC Center for Advancement of Teaching and Learning Communities at UIC

2011 - Brainard Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Basic Sciences, Rush University Medical Center

2004-05 - Foundation for Physical Therapy Promotion of Doctoral Studies Award, Foundation for Physical Therapy


Doctorate of Philosophy, Anatomical Sciences, Rush University, 2006
MS, Physical Therapy, The University of Scranton, 2000
BS, Health Sciences, The University of Scranton, 1999