Stuart Binder-Macleod, PT, PhD, FAPTA, a past Foundation funding recipient and current trustee, has been selected by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to deliver the 51st Mary McMillan Lecture at the 2020 NEXT Conference in Phoenix, Arizona (June 2020).
The Mary McMillan Lecture is the most distinguished honor an active APTA member physical therapist or life member can receive. The award recognizes those who have shown exemplary skills in the areas of administration, education, patient care, management, and research.
Binder-Macleod’s work and career cross in to all areas. He is the Edward L. Ratledge Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and the Associate Vice President for Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Delaware. He is also a former editorial board member for APTA’s Physical Therapy journal. Binder-Macleod research laboratory was continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for over two decades. His work is a multi-investigator collaborative effort that has translated research findings into treatment approaches to improve walking function post-stroke. Currently he leads the DE-Clinical and Translational ACCEL Program – a 10-year $50 million program funded by NIH and the State of Delaware to facilitate the growth of clinical and translational research.
Binder-Macleod’s connection to the Foundation goes back to 1989 when he received a two-year Research Grant. He volunteered on the Foundation’s Scientific Review Committee from 1998-2001, and is currently serving as the Chair of the Research Committee on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. He is also the Scientific Review Committee and Scientific Advisory Committee liaison.
We extend our warmest congratulations to him for this honor.
Other Mary McMillan lecturers who have received known support from the Foundation include:
- Richard K. Shields, PT, PhD, FAPTA, who received a Doctoral Training Research Grant in 1989 and again in 1991;
- Lynn Snyder-Mackler, PT, ScD, ATC, SCS, FAPTA, who received a Doctoral Training Research Grant in 1988 and a second in 1991;
- Andrew A. Guccione, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, who received a Doctoral Training Research Grant in 1987;
- Carolee Winstein, PT, PhD, FAPTA, who received a Doctoral Training Research Grant in 1986 and again in 1993;
- Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD, FAPTA, who received funding for a clinical research center in 1997;
- Katherine F. Shepard, PT, PhD, FAPTA, who received a 1993 Doctoral Training Research Grant;
- Rebecca Craik, PT, PhD, FAPTA, who received Doctoral Training Research Grants in 1981 and 1982;
- Ruth Purtilo, PT, PhD, FAPTA, who received a Doctoral Training Research Grant in 1979;
- Suzann K. Campbell, PT, PhD, FAPTA, who received a Doctoral Training Research Grant in 1980 and again in 1990; and
- Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA, who received a Doctoral Training Research Grant in 1978.