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.

Scott Stackhouse, PT, PhD

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Recent Grant Awardee, Scott Stackhouse, PT, PhD, Focuses New Interventions on Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy  All physical therapist researchers aim to do at least two things with their research: add to the body of evidence of physical therapy and make it clinically applicable. Scott Stackhouse, PT, PhD, is using his recently-awarded Foundation research grant to …

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Lynn Snyder-Mackler, PT, ScD, ATC, SCS, FAPTA

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Foundation Alumna Receives Prestigious NIH Award for ACL Cohort Study Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler, PT, ScD, ATC, SCS, FAPTA, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, began her career as a clinical physical therapist, but due to her persistent curiosity and interest in finding answers to questions, she quickly found her passion …

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Beth A. Smith, PT, DPT, PhD

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Foundation Fellowship Opens the “Gates” for Alumna Studying Infant Neuromotor Development Say hello to Beth A. Smith, PT, DPT, PhD, Assistant Professor of Research in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy and Director of the Infant Neuromotor Control Laboratory at the University of Southern California. She received a New Investigator Fellowship Training Initiative (NIFTI) …

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Barbara K. Smith, PT, MPT, PhD

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PODS Scholarship Recipient Barbara K. Smith, PT, MPT, PhD, Studies Interventions to Help Wean Intensive Care Unit Patients From Ventilators Barbara K. Smith, PT, MPT, PhD might have attended medical school if it weren’t for a conversation she had while still a Biology major at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. Her aunt, a manager of …

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Neena Sharma, PT, PhD, CMPT

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A Challenging Study Provides a New Understanding of Brain Activity and Low Back Pain It has been said that low back pain (LBP) occurs at epidemic proportions within the United States. In fact, the Foundation has listed the prevention of the transition from acute to chronic LBP as a “high priority” research area within the profession. …

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