Robert Hickock Oral History


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Robert Hickock Oral History


  • July 28, 2005 (Creation)


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Biographical history

Robert J. Hickok (1926-2018) earned his bachelor's degree from the Washington University School of Physical Therapy in 1953. He began 20 years of service as a registered physical therapist at Jewish Hospital, where he eventually became Director of Rehabilitation . In 1971, Hickok earned a masters of science degree in health administration from Washington University. He was promoted to Vice Chancellor of Medical Affairs at Washington University School of Medicine in 1976. Concurrently, Hickok was a part-time faculty member of the programs in Physical Therapy and Health Administration for almost thirty years. He was promoted in to Chief Facilities Officer and Assistant Dean in 1984.

*Source: WU Record, October 4, 1984 and WU Record, July 6, 1989.

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(Born 1946)

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Susan S. Deusinger joined the faculty at Washington University in 1978 to coordinate clinical education for baccalaureate-level students enrolled in the Program in Physical Therapy. In 1980, she developed the program's first faculty clinical practice - a community-based service. Subsequently, in collaboration with her colleague and husband, Robert H. Deusinger, PhD, now an associate professor emeritus of physical therapy, an on-site evidence-based faculty practice was established. This has grown into a major outpatient service that is fully integrated into the School of Medicine's Faculty Practice Plan.

Upon her retirement in 2014, Dr. Deusinger had served for 24 years as director of the Program in Physical Therapy and achieved the rank of professor of physical therapy and of neurology. She now serves as professor emerita.


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Hickock discusses his experiences in the Washington University School of Medicine's Program in Physical Therapy. Transcription in progress.

Interview conducted by Susan Deusinger of the Physical Therapy Department, WUSM. Approximate Length: 45 minutes.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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