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School of Medicine Columbia

Faculty and Staff

Erika L. Blanck, DPT, ATC

Title: Clinical Associate Professor of Cell Biology & Anatomy
Director of Gift of Body Program/Anatomy, Lab Director/Mega Course Director
Department: Cell Biology & Anatomy
School of Medicine Columbia
Phone: 803-216-3815
Fax: 803-216-3848

Cell Biology & Anatomy
Basic Science Bldg 1


1996-2000: Central Michigan University - Bachelors of Science - Sports Medicine

2001-2005: University of South Carolina - D.P.T. - Physical Therapy


Dr. Blanck is the Director of the Gift of Body Program and the Course Director for the human medical embryology and gross anatomy course taught to first year medical students.  As one of the core teaching faculty, Dr. Blanck instructs in various courses throughout the School of Medicine and the University of South Carolina.  Some of her interests are dance medicine, pilates-based rehabilitation, and physical activity and quality of life.  She advises students regarding post-baccalaureate education options, graduate school and medical school.  She has served as a member of the Admissions Committee at the School of Medicine, and she is currently  active on a variety of other USC-SOM committees.

Recent Publications

  • Peters DM, Jain S, Liuzzo DM, Middleton A, Greene J, Blanck E, Sun S, Raman R, Fritz SL.  Individuals with chronic traumatic brain injury improve walking speed and mobility with intensive mobility training.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Posted online 22 April 2014.
  • Middleton A, Merlo-Rains A, Peters DM, Greene JV, Blanck EL, Moran R, Fritz SL.  Body weight supported treadmill training is no better than overground training for individuals with chronic stroke, a randomized control trial.  Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. Accepted, March 2014.
  • Peters DM, Middleton JA, Donley JD, Blanck E, Fritz SL.  Concurrent Validity of Gait Speed Values Calculated by the GAITRite Electronic Walkway and 3 Meter Walk Test in the Chronic Stroke. Physiotherapy and Practice. Posted online 28 Oct. 2013.  2014, 30(3): 183-8.
  • McCarty D, McClenaghan B, Blanck E, Fritz SL. Examining Dance Therapy as an Adjunct Therapy for Selected Measures of Postural Stability, Gait, and Sensory Processing for Children with Mild to Moderate Cerebral Palsy. Journal of Student Physical Therapy Research. 2010, 3 (1)1-13.


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