Summer Marquette Challenge Intern Connects with Research Each year, the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) hosts a Marquette Challenge intern in the summer. Elisa Magalang joined the FPTR staff in 2022 in support of our mission and the student-led VCU-Marquette Challenge. Ever since I was little, I knew [...]
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FPTR AWARDS $325,000 IN 2022 SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP FUNDING The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) awarded 22 scholarships in this funding cycle and extended funding for a new combined scholarship/fellowship mechanism. ALEXANDRIA, VA (July 8, 2022) – The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) recently awarded $325,000 in [...]
Virginia Commonwealth University takes top honors in student-led Marquette Challenge Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) took first place in this year's Marquette Challenge, a student-led fundraiser to support the mission of the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR). The top fundraising school earns co-naming rights for the next year's Marquette [...]
FPTR Welcomes New Trustee to Board The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) Board of Trustees has appointed Christopher Powers, PT, PhD, FASCM, FAPTA, to complete an open position. Powers will begin his term immediately. In addition, four trustees were reappointed to serve another three-year term – Paul A. [...]
Challenge School Takes Most Creative Award with Poster Fundraiser Timothy Otsby, PT, DPT, CSCS Each year, hundreds of physical therapist (PT) and physical therapist assistant (PTA) students, with the support of their program directors and community, hold fundraising events across the country for the Marquette Challenge. Although [...]
Future PTs and PTAs give forward to their future profession trough student-led VCU-Marquette Challenge PT and PTA students have once again helped close out another successful VCU-Marquette Challenge to benefit the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research. Hundreds of students at 79 schools participated this year. The top 3 schools [...]
Past FPTR funding recipients among those recognized by APTA honors and awards Every year, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) recognizes and celebrates people for their work in advancing the physical therapy profession. APTA’s Honors and Awards Program celebrates outstanding achievements of members in the areas of overall accomplishment, [...]
Join a collaborative team! Join our team! FPTR is an affiliate of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Located in Alexandria, Virginia, APTA has outstanding employee benefits, including flexible work schedules, generous retirement contributions, and travel subsidies for employees who choose public and active transportation. Visit APTA's website for [...]
Make sure your school is recognized! Deadline is May 16! The VCU-Marquette Challenge Deadline is May 16! Make sure your school meets the deadline to be recognized for your VCU-Marquette Challenge fundraising! All funds must be received by May 16, 2022, to count towards your school’s total. End the [...]
FPTR Grants Webinar: A Road to Follow-on Funding FPTR recently hosted an event to coincide with the opening of the 2022 grant cycle. FPTR grants are awarded using a rigorous peer review process modeled after the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that ensures that our funding supports the most [...]