Hallum receives PT Alumni of the Year award

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 9:17pm

Ann HallumAnn Hallum, professor emerita in physical therapy, received the UCSF/SF State Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science 2017 Alumni of the Year Award at the UCSF Alumni Weekend celebration on April 8. This is the highest honor bestowed by the department. It is presented to those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to physical therapy as outstanding educators, practitioners, researchers, as well as through service in their respective fields.

Hallum is a 1966 graduate of the UCSF Physical Therapy program. Following graduation, she immediately began her career serving children with disabilities and their families at Children’s Hospital in Oakland. In 1989, she earned her Ph.D. in counseling and health psychology at Stanford with postdoctoral years in medical psychology at Oregon Health Sciences University. She is licensed in California as a physical therapist and psychologist.

Hallum began her career at SF State in 1990 as the founding chair of the UCSF/SF State Physical Therapy program. In 1997 she began her administrative career as the associate dean of the College of Health & Human Services. In 2005 she assumed the position of SF State dean of graduate education. She recently retired after 12 years of service as graduate dean. In retirement, Hallum continues to work with children and their families as a Court Appointed Special Advocate.