London Calling, Twice

Kerri Morgan, MSOT ’98, an instructor in the Program in Occupational Therapy in the School of Medicine, medalled twice at the 2012 Paralymic Games in London in early ­September.

Pushing her racing wheelchair around the Olympic Stadium oval, she won bronze medals in the T52 100-meter and 200-meter events, improving on her performance at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, where she placed fifth in the same events. (“T52” designates a track event for athletes who use a wheelchair and have trunk and/or hand weakness.)

Morgan also earned gold medals in the 100m and 200m (setting a new U.S. record) at the U.S. Paralympic Track and Field Trials in June.

In addition to her athletic and teaching careers, she is pursuing a PhD in movement science at the medical school. Her research examines the movement ­patterns of people with disabilities and how they relate to their assistive technology.

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