Elia “Emy” Villanueva’s clinical and academic career at Duke spanned four decades of which more than 30 years involved teaching students in Graduate School. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Emy earned a B.S. at Mary Washington College (VA) in 1958 and one year later completed a certificate in Physical Therapy at Duke University. An engaging teacher and mentor, she was fondly referred to by students and colleagues as “V” as she worked passionately to further their understanding and treatment of movement-related injuries. Emy served as a consultant and faculty member and directed the medical clinic for the American Dance Festival's School of Dance for 10 years. A devoted and talented teacher, she was recognized and honored by her students on numerous occasions during her 40-year career at Duke. Emy “V” retired in 2001.