The Saving Legs Project
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History of The Saving Legs Project

The Saving Legs Project is an online Ankle-Brachial Index Assessment competency course developed by Elmira Asongwed, RN, MS, CNE (UDC) and Steven Chesbro, PT, DPT, EdD, GCS (HU). The project was funded by a research grant from UDC RIMI and a matching grant from the Health Professional Licensing Administration of the Disctrict of Columbia Department of Health.

Principal Investigators:
Elmira Asongwed, RN, MS, CNE
Associate Professor,
Department of Nursing & Allied Health,
University of the District of Columbia,
Washington, DC

Steven Chesbro, PT, DPT, EdD, GCS
Currently, Professor & Dean, College of Health Sciences, &
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy,
Alabama State University,
Montgomery, AL;
Formerly. Chair, Department of Physical Therapy,
Howard University, Washington, DC

Co-Investigators
Emmanuel B. John, BScPT, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy,
Waldron College of Health and Human Services

Radford University (Roanoke Campus),
Roanoke, VA
Formerly: Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy,
Howard University, Washington, DC


Spiridon (Spiro) G. Karavatas, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS
Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy,
College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences,

Howard University
Washington, DC

Student Investigators
Jamesha Brown, MPT Student - 2007
Department of Physical Therapy,
College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences,
Washington, DC

Nolawit Haile, MPT Student - 2008
Department of Physical Therapy,
College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences,
Washington, DC