DPT student Li receives Lisa Wong Legacy Endowed Fund for Stroke Rehabilitation Research Award

Tiffany Li

Tiffany Li, a second-year Doctor of Physical Therapy student, has received $1,000 from the Lisa Wong Legacy Endowed Fund for Stroke Rehabilitation Research. With this support, Li will soon begin research with Professor Chet Moritz, PhD, exploring the gap between technology and stroke rehabilitation.

Li graduated in 2022 from Whitworth University with a degree in health sciences and a minor in psychology. She says, “My research passions include developing technology to enhance community accessibility for children and adults with neurological conditions as well as understanding perceptions of adaptive equipment and how it can improve the quality of life for those with disabilities. Clinically, I am most interested in working with patients with neurological presentations, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in stroke rehabilitation research. Thank you to everyone who has made the Lisa Wong Endowed Fund for Stroke Rehabilitation possible.”

The Lisa Wong Endowed Fund for Stroke Rehabilitation was named in honor of his mother by Michael L. Wong, PsyD, a UW graduate. Dr. Wong says, “My mother, Lisa Wong, was small in physical stature but massive in perseverance and courage. Through various challenges and hardships experienced in her homeland and here in Seattle, she overcame them with a quiet faith and a rooted will to persist through these adversities.”

In her final illness, Lisa Wong was attended by many caring professionals who graduated from UW. This endowed scholarship honors the values of education, compassionate service, and personal empowerment that were manifest in Lisa Wong’s life.

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