Faculty Profile for Dr. Karen Ann Gibbs

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Dr. Karen Ann Gibbs
Professor — Department of Physical Therapy
WILW 352
phone: (512) 716-2666

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Gibbs, K. A., & Wendland, D. (2021). The Integumentary System. In Goodman & Fuller’s Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist. St. Louis, MO, USA: Elsevier.
  • Gibbs, K. A., Bachman, T. R., Patrick, R., Spivey, S. S., & Gibbs, D. L. (2020). Early Integumentary Practice Expectations Experienced by Two Physical Therapist Graduate Cohorts. Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy, 11, 44–51. https://doi.org/10.1097/JAT.0000000000000118
  • Gibbs, K. A., & Wendland, D. (2020). Integumentary Considerations for the Older Adult: Age-Related Changes, Common Problems, and Impact of Prevention. In Monograph Series: Physical Therapy and the Aging Adult. APTA Geriatrics: An Academy of the American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Gibbs, K. A., & Hamm, R. (2019). Electrical Stimulation (Revised for new textbook edition). In Text and Atlas of Wound Diagnosis and Treatment: 2nd Edition.
  • Gibbs, K. A., & Hamm, R. (2019). Pulsed Lavage with Suction (Revised for new textbook edition). In Text and Atlas of Wound Diagnosis and Treatment: 2nd Edition. McGraw Hill.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Hall of Fame, East Tennessee State University, College of Clinical & Rehabilitative Health Sciences. 2021 - 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Keynote Speaker, University of the Pacific, Department of Physical Therapy. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Health Professions Achievement Award for Excellence in Service. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Health Professions Faculty Excellence Award in Service. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Health Professions Faculty Excellence Award in Service. 2018

Selected Grants

  • Lester, Mark E, Gibbs, Karen A. (Supporting). Turn On, Tune In, Fall Down? Influence of Ambulatory Turn Magnitude and Attention Sharing on Gait Characteristics and Fall Risk, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $16000. (Submitted: October 9, 2019, Funded: January 15, 2020 - May 31, 2021). Grant.
  • Gibbs, Karen (Principal). AAWC Scholarship Award/Teaching Grant, Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $700.00. (Submitted: 2017, Funded: 2018 - 2019). Grant.
  • Gibbs, Karen (Principal). AAWC Scholarship Award/Teaching Grant in support of integumentary teaching and curriculum development in Malawi, Africa, Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), Private / Foundation / Corporate, $2630. (Submitted: January 1, 2012). Grant.
  • Gibbs, Karen (Principal). CAPD Travel & Small Projects Grant for conference attendance associated with development of new course, Integumentary Physical Therapy, University of the Pacific, Department of Physical Therapy, Stockton, CA, Institutional (Higher Ed), $838. (Submitted: 2003). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Historian
Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology & Wound Management. (Appointed)
2022-Present
Student Liaison
Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology & Wound Management (Appointed)
2022-Present
Chair
Department Personnel Committee - Appointed
October 2021-Present
Member
Scholarship Committee - Appointed
2018-Present
Reviewer / Referee
TRC Healthcare - Pharmacist's Letter - Invited.
2018-Present