2020-2021 Challenge Coordinators Host First Live Virtual Event for Student Organizers On August 25, 2020, student coordinators for this year's VCU-Marquette Challenge held the first of many virtual events planned for the 2020-2021 Challenge. The session offered a discussion on reaching people virtually during COVID-19 related closures and restrictions. [...]
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FPTR Scholarship Funds Research in Children With Cerebral Palsy It has been less than a year since Sarah M. Schwab, PT, DPT, was awarded a Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) I Scholarship. Already, the physical therapy community is recognizing Schwab’s work in transforming [...]
FPTR-Funded Researcher Studies Institutional Policy and Financial Forces that May Affect Diversity in Physical Therapy Profession Researcher Tara Dickson, PT, DPT, PhD, was awarded the first ever scholarship funded through the Education Endowment Fund. This fund was established with a generous gift by the APTA Academy of Education (formerly [...]
2019-2020 VCU-Marquette Challenge The Marquette Challenge is a grassroots, student-led fundraising effort to advance the mission of the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR). Each year, hundreds of physical therapist (PT) and physical therapist assistant (PTA) students – with the support of program directors, faculty, and community – hold [...]
FPTR Alum Sees a Way Forward for Physical Therapy Amid COVID 19 The current health pandemic has had many immediate health repercussions, and while there is still much to be learned about how COVID 19 affects health and mobility, FPTR-funded researcher Bernadette Gillick, PT, MSPT, PhD, believes it has [...]
Mary Noel Magistro, Beloved Wife of Foundation Founder, Passes Away December 25, 1922 – June 8, 2020 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary Noel Magistro, wife of founder and first chairman of the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR), Charles [...]
FPTR Research Survey Sheds Light on Impact of COVID 19 Among Researchers and Institutions More than 80% of recent FPTR-funding recipients report that their institutions are currently closed for research. The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) surveyed current funding recipients (those who received awards in 2019) in late [...]
An Interview With Timothy D. Faw, PT, DPT, PhD, Recent FPTR Funding Recipient Timothy D. Faw, PT, DPT, PhD, is a 5-time Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) scholarship recipient. With colleagues, Faw recently published a study that looks at how downhill locomotor rehabilitation promotes myelin plasticity in people [...]
National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research Awards $5.5 Million to Build on Work of FPTR-Funded Initiativefoundation4pt2020-05-20T21:02:19+00:00
National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research Awards $5.5 Million to Build on Work of FPTR-Funded Initiative The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR)-funded Center on Health Services Training and Research (CoHSTAR) Will Build on Center’s Work Through a New 5-Year Grant. ALEXANDRIA, VA (May 20, 2020) - The Eunice Kennedy [...]
Keynote by Leader in Implementation Science Kicks Off First Session of CoHSTAR’s Virtual Institute UPDATE: The archived slides and reference lists are now available. The virtual event registration neared the 500-person capacity and included presentations from leaders in implementation science across areas of care. The Foundation for Physical Therapy [...]