Meet Our Researchers

From time to time, the Foundation catches up with our grant recipients to find out what they are up to and what Foundation funding has helped them accomplish.  Meet a few of our researchers below.

Daniel White, PT, ScD, MSc

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National Arthritis Month Underscores Importance of Physical Therapy Research May is National Arthritis Month and it is estimated that 27 million Americans are living with the debilitating chronic condition of Osteoarthritis (OA), one of the most common forms of arthritis.1 Knee OA has the potential to impact and decrease the functional status and quality of …

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Samuel Ward, PT, PhD

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Instilling Confidence in Emerging Researchers Dr. Samuel Ward, PT, PhD, associate professor in the departments of Radiology, Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and new Chair of the Foundation’s Scientific Review Committee (SRC), began his own research career with Foundation funding. Dr. Ward started his undergraduate education within an …

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Eric Vidoni, PT, PhD

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Highlights Importance of Physical Therapy November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Currently, an estimated 5.2 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease. With the elderly population in this country growing by the second, it is believed that by 2025 this number will reach 7.1 million. This disease is the …

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Linda Van Dillen, PT, PhD

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Visit Your Physical Therapist Every Six Months To Tune-Up Your Back Meet Linda Van Dillen, PT, PhD, Associate Director of     Musculoskeletal Research and Professor of Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. She received a Doctoral Training Research Grant from the Foundation in 1992 while pursuing her PhD in Experimental Psychology from …

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Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, MPT, PhD

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Paying It Forward: Scholarship and Grant Recipient Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, MPT, PhD When Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, MPT, PhD, was in high school, she spent her summers working as a lab assistant at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  As it came time to choose a career path, physical therapy stood out in her mind. A …

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