In Memory of Dorothy (Dot) Pinkston Colonel Dorothy (Dot) Pinkston, US Army Retired, PhD passed peacefully on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Pinkston was a longstanding donor and Legacy Society member of the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR). In lieu of flowers, her family requests that those wishing to [...]
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“Successful Mentorship of Applicants Toward Scholarship and Research Fellowship Awards” Webinar The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) held a free webinar on Friday, November 20, 2020. The goals of the “Successful Mentorship of applicants toward Scholarship and Research Fellowship Awards” webinar were to expand the success of FPTR [...]
Successful Mentorship of Applicants Toward Scholarship and Research Fellowship Awards Register today to attend "Successful Mentorship of applicants toward Scholarship and Research Fellowship Awards" on Friday, November 20, 2020, 12 pm Eastern Time. The webinar is free, but you must register to attend. This event is appropriate for all [...]
Foundation Hosted Event Explores Estate Planning Considerations The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) hosted a free, live event, “Estate Planning and Charitable Giving Strategies,” with FPTR CEO Barbara Malm, Physical Therapist Marilyn Moffat, and Financial Planner Nora Gieg Chatha, Esq. of Tucker Arensberg via Zoom on October 22, [...]
Physical Therapist Jimmy McKay to Join Foundation for Physical Therapy Research Board of Trustees The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR), a national nonprofit that funds physical therapy research and researchers, has named Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT, to the Board of Trustees. McKay’s 3-year term begins January 1, 2021, as Stanley [...]
Steve H. Tepper, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Shares His Spirit of Philanthropy In a typical year, we gather during the APTA NEXT Conference and celebrate special individuals like Steve Tepper together. This year, we will thank each of these FPTR Service Award recipients individually. However, we hope you will join [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]