1/2012 – Amy Feldman Bailes, PT, MS, PCS, has been named as the 2012 recipient of the Jeanne Hughes Award, given by the Pediatric Physical Therapy Journal for the best manuscript published in the journal that was completed while the author was a student. Bailes’ role in the research that produced the award-winning article, “The Effect of Suit Wear During an Intensive Therapy Program in Children with Cerebral Palsy”, was supported in part from a 2009 PODS I scholarship award. Bailes has also received PODS I scholarship awards in 2010 and 2011. Her 2011 PODS I scholarship was designated as the Jayne Snyder Award for exceptional service as a clinician.
1/2012 – David A. Brown, PT, PhD, Doctoral Training Research Grants recipient, has been named the first director of the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
12/2011 – Adam Goode, PT, DPT, PhD, CSCS, Kendall Scholarship and PODS alumnus, received his PhD from Duke University School of Medicine in December. Dr. Goode will continue his research training and teaching within the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke.
12/2011 – Christine McDonough, PT, PhD, MS, 2009 recipient of the New Investigator Fellowship Training Initiative – Health Services Research (NIFTI-HSR), was awarded a Boston Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center Pilot Project Award to fund her upcoming study entitled “Innovations in Late-Life Disability Assessment.”
9/2011 – Katherine Rudolph, PT, PhD, Doctoral Training Research Grant recipient and current chair of the Scientific Review Committee, has started a new position as Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at the University of New England.
9/2011 - Daniel White, MSPT, ScD, 2010 Geriatric Research Grant Recipient; Boston University School of Public Health, had two abstracts, based upon his Foundation award, accepted as Platform Presentations to the American College of Rheumatology Conference this fall.
8/2011 – Eric Vidoni, PT, PhD, 2009 NIFTI Recipient of the University of Kansas Medical Center, has been awarded a KL2 Career Development Award to build upon skills developed during his NIFTI. Vidoni also had two abstracts accepted for the prestigious International Conference on Alzheimer’s disease.
8/2011 – Richard Willy, PT, PhD, OCS, received his PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science in August from the University of Delaware. Dr. Willy received two PODS I Scholarships from the Foundation in 2008 and 2009 and a PODS II Scholarship in 2010. He will be continuing his research in a faculty position in the Division of Physical Therapy at Ohio University.
7/2011 – Bernadette Gillick, PT, PhD, received her PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Minnesota. Gillick received two PODS II Scholarships from the Foundation in 2009 and 2010. She will be continuing her research in a faculty position at the University of Minnesota.
5/2011 – Lori Tuttle, PT, PhD, received her PhD in Movement Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Tuttle received two PODS I Scholarships from the Foundation in 2007 and 2008, and two PODS II Scholarships in 2009 and 2010. She will continue her research training with a post-doctoral fellowship mentored by Dr. Richard Lieber in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, San Diego.
5/2011 – William Thompson, PT, DPT, PhD, PODS alumnus, graduated with his PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware. Dr. Thompson will continue his research training with a postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism within the Department of Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
5/2011 – Stacey DeJong, PT, PhD, PCS, recipient of a 2007 Kendall Scholarship, 2008 PODS I Scholarship and 2010 PODS II Scholarship, received her PhD in May from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. DeJong will continue her research training with a post-doctoral fellowship mentored by Dr. Randolph Nudo, in the Landon Center on Aging at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
6/2011 – Jennifer E. Stevens-Lapsley, PT, PhD, was awarded the 2011 APTA Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Faculty Member. Stevens-Lapsley currently holds an associate professor position for the physical therapy program at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus. She has received three awards from the Foundation, including a Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) I Scholarship in 2000, a PODS II Scholarship in 2001, and the Pittsburgh-Marquette Research Grant in 2007.
5/2011 – David R. Sinacore, PT, PhD, FAPTA (Washington University in St. Louis) and Tiffany Hilton, PT, PhD (Ithaca College) co-authored a study entitled, “Weight Loss, Exercise, or Both and Physical Function in Obese Older Adults.” The results of Hilton’s 2006 NIFTI Award contributed to the NEJM trial investigating the effects of weight loss and exercise on obese older adults. Read more about this project.
9/2010 – Amy Feldman Bailes, PT, MS, PCS, a 2009 and 2010 PODS I Scholarship recipient, is currently pursuing her PhD from the University of Cincinnati in Clinical Epidemiology. Her Foundation-funded manuscript, “The Effect of Suit Wear During an Intensive Therapy Program in Children with Cerebral Palsy,” is under currently review for publication by Pediatric Physical Therapy.
9/2010 – Eric Vidoni, PT, PhD, received a $78,000 NIFTI in 2009 to study Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Executive Function in Early Alzheimer’s Disease. The experience gained thus far through this fellowship has been invaluable for Eric and will serve as the basis for future intervention trials, including at least one clinical trial potentially funded by NIH. This fall, Eric will begin teaching neuroscience and introduction to clinical research at the University of Kansas Medical Center while continuing to move his fellowship program forward.
9/2010 – Beth Fisher, PT, PhD, received the $40,000 Magistro Family Research Grant in 2008. Her research project, “Comparison of Two Locomotor Training Programs on Brain and Behavior in Early Parkinson’s Disease,” implemented intensive exercise programs for Parkinson’s Disease in an effort to slow down its effects. The study contributes to the support of referring individuals living with Parkinson’s Disease to physical therapy soon after diagnosis rather than waiting until the severity of the disease has led to immobility and a need for family training and equipment evaluation.