2019
CoHSTAR REPORT
Read the Year 4 update for the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research-Funded Center on Health Services Training and Research
BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Boston University serves as the Evaluation and Dissemination Core (EDC) for the multi-institutional CoHSTAR program. Alan Jette, PT, PhD, and Mary Slavin, PT, PhD, serve as the codirectors. The EDC hosts the Summer Institute on Health Services Research.

BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University serves as the Research Career Training Program Core (RCTPC). The director of this core is Theresa Shireman, PhD, PharmD. The RCTPC recruits and trains fellows and visiting scientists.

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

The University of Pittsburgh serves as the Pilot Studies Core (PSC). Janet Freburger, PT, PhD, and Christine McDonough, PT, PhD, serve as the codirectors of this core.

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THE CENTER ON HEALTH SERVICES TRAINING AND RESEARCH (COHSTAR) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2015 WITH A 5-YEAR FOUNDATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH (FPTR) GRANT OF $2.5 MILLION.
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MADE POSSIBLE WITH A $1 MILLION GIFT FROM OUR LEAD DONOR
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Pilot Awards &
Faculty Fellowships
Sean Rundell, PT, DPT, PhD, is developing new collaborations and enhancing his success as a new investigator through CoHSTAR. Read about his work in researching back pain and spine surgery.
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The 2019 Implementation Science Institute
"A New Frontier for Rehabilitation" was held in Providence, RI, on May 1-2, 2019. The Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy cosponsored the event and offered a workshop following the event in partnership with CoHSTAR.
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CoHSTAR Fellowships
Pictured: Amit Kumar, MPH, PhD, Tamra Keeney, DPT, PhD, Cathy Schmidt, PT, PhD, and Amol Karmarkar, PhD, at a health services research presentation at the ACRM Annual Conference. Keeney is a current CoHSTAR postdoctoral fellow, Kumar is the recipient of a CoHSTAR-funded pilot study grant, and Schmidt is a former CoHSTAR postdoctoral fellow.
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RESEARCH

CoHSTAR-funded researchers have published or submitted for publication nearly 100 research articles.

Physical therapy vs. internet-based exercise training for patients with knee osteoarthritis: Results of a randomized controlled trial.
Allen KD, Arbeeva L, Callahan LF, Golightly YM, Goode AP, Heiderscheit BC, Huffman KM, Severson HH, Schwartz TA. Osteoarthritis Cartilage.
Energetic Impairments in Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain and Radiculopathy: A Cross-Sectional, Matched Comparison Study.
Coyle PC, Pugliese JM, Sions JM, Eskander MS, Schrack JA, Hicks GE. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Home-Health-Care Physical Therapy Improves Early Functional Recovery of Medicare Beneficiaries After Total Knee Arthroplasty.
Falvey JR, Bade MJ, Forster JE, Burke RE, Jennings JM, Nuccio E, Stevens-Lapsley JE. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Association of Early Physical Therapy With Long-term Opioid Use Among Opioid-Naive Patients With Musculoskeletal Pain.
Sun E, Moshfegh J, Rishel CA, Cook CE, Goode AP, George SZ. JAMA Netw Open.
Measuring Self-Reported Physical Function in Individuals with TBI: Development of the TBI-QOL Mobility & Upper Extremity Item Banks and Short Forms.
Capo-Lugo, CE, Kisala PA, Boulton A, Choi SW, Heinemann A, Tulsky DS. J Head Trauma.
Physical activity minimum threshold predicting improved function in adults with lower limb symptoms.
Dunlop DD, Song J, Lee J, Gilbert AL, Semanik PA, Ehrlich-Jones L, Pellegrini CA, Pinto D, Ainsworth B, Chang RW. Arthritis Care & Research.
Early Physical Therapy vs Usual Care in Patients With Recent-Onset Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Fritz JM, Magel JS, McFadden M, Asche C, Thackeray A, Meier W, Brennan G. JAMA.
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WATCH

Meet some of the CoHSTAR researchers and hear about the impact of CoHSTAR in their own words.

Linda Resnik, PT, PhD, FAPTA

In 2019, the Foundation Board of Trustees elected to extend funding of the 5-year CoHSTAR grant with an additional 2-year investment. Hear Principal Investigator Linda Resnik explain how this additional investment will allow for additional growth in health services research.

Daniel Young, PT, DPT, PhD

Prior to starting his CoHSTAR Fellowship, Daniel Young spent 9 years as a faculty member. Though he had some success in developing partnerships with hospitals to conduct small-scale health services research, CoHSTAR helped fast-track his work.

Carmen Capó-Lugo, PT, PhD

Capó-Lugo notes, "In the year that I have been a fellow, I submitted 3 articles for publication and participated in applying for grants. But the biggest reason that CoHSTAR is such a great opportunity is that it links people that are doing similar work.”

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120 RESEARCH ABSTRACTS

Since 2015, CoHSTAR has yielded 96 peer-reviewed publications and 120 research abstracts presented.

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15 FELLOWS

CoHSTAR's postdoctoral and faculty fellowships bridge the gap between PhD completion and successful indendent investigators.

150+ DONORS

Thank you.

This work would not have been possible without the support of individuals and organizations with a shared passion for the profession.

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The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research is an independent 501(c)(3).
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