Scholarship to honor 50-year staff member

The Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Graduate Program in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine has established the Judy Biderman Professionalism Award in honor of a 50-year staff member.

The $500 scholarship will be given each year to one graduating physical therapy student who demonstrates outstanding professionalism in the classroom and clinic.

The award is named for Judy Biderman, who first started with the program as a secretary after graduating from high school in 1961 and is retiring this year from her position as program assistant. Described as the program’s “linchpin,” Biderman has made numerous contributions to the program’s evolution over the last five decades.