VCU Takes Top Honors in Close Competition for Student-Led Marquette ChallengeFuture PTs and PTAs raised $326,178.09 for physical therapy research as part of the student fundraiser benefiting the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research. Virginia Commonwealth University took top honors in the student-led Marquette Challenge, once again earning co-hosting and naming rights [...]
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Top 5 Fundraising Schools Compete for Naming Rights to 2021-2022 Student-Led Marquette Challenge Amid the uncertainty of the pandemic, students from across the United States raised money for much-needed physical therapy research. For the first time in the 32-year history of the Challenge, the winner of the 5 finalist [...]
Foundation Opens Applications for 2021 Research Grants The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) is now accepting grant applications for 7 different mechanisms. FPTR research grants are awarded based on a peer review process modeled after the National Institutes of Health process. These grants can help emerging researchers establish [...]
New Legacy Society Member Draws Connection Between Advocacy and Evidence Theresa Marko, PT, DPT, MS, is a physical therapist who views the health of her patients and the health of the profession in a broad view. As a donor to both the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research and the [...]
5 Steps to Find Sponsors for Your Challenge Events Students from coast to coast are holding their spring fundraisers for the student-led VCU-Marquette Challenge. One way to boost an events success is through sponsorship. Recently, students from New York University (NYU), shared their tips on acquiring sponsors. NYU has [...]
Marquette Challenge "New Grads" Event Connects Future PTs with Leaders in Profession In case you missed it, we recently hosted an event for future PTs beginning the profession as part of our VCU-Marquette Challenge event series. "New Graduates Entering the Profession" was hosted by the Foundation for Physical Therapy [...]
WATCH: Creating a Lasting Legacy Within the Profession Many leaders in the profession -- like Steve H. Tepper, PT, PhD, FAPTA, and Laurie King PT, MCR, PhD -- received early career funding from FPTR that helped them in their journey. Leaders in the profession -- like you -- helped [...]
WATCH: FPTR Virtual Donor Reception We went virtual with this year's donor reception. The event was hosted by FPTR Trustee, Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT. McKay is the host of the popular PT Pintcast podcast and is a past host of the Foundation's PT Party. Researchers Tamra Keeney, PT, PhD, DPT, [...]
Foundation for Physical Therapy Research Enters Affiliate Agreement with the American Physical Therapy Associationfoundation4pt2021-01-22T15:51:03+00:00
Foundation for Physical Therapy Research Enters Affiliate Agreement with the American Physical Therapy Association The agreement formalizes a decades-long partnership for shared success and support of research. The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) is now officially a related organization of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Effective January [...]
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 [...]