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Join Us for a Live Virtual Event: Stepping Stones Toward a Successful Research Career

The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research invites you to attend Stepping Stones Toward a Successful Research Career on Dec. 15 at 2:30 pm ET. This webinar is open to all. Mentors supporting mentees seeking to submit award-winning applications are highly encouraged to attend.

Our guest speakers discuss the Promotion of Doctoral Studies, or PODS, Scholarship application process and key strategies on how to submit an outstanding application in pursuit of research funding and support opportunities. The webinar is hosted by FPTR Board of Trustee Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT.

Registration is free. RSVP Today!


Meet the Speakers

Chris Yun Lane, PT, DPT

Chris Yun Lane, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is working on examining disparities in health services outcomes for adults with anterior cruciate ligament injury. He was awarded a PODS II Scholarship in 2022 named in honor of the Marquette Challenge, a student-led fundraising effort to support the mission of FPTR.

Emma H. Beisheim-Ryan, PT, DPT, PhD

Emma Beisheim-Ryan, while at the University of Delaware, looked at body representation, pain evaluation, and functional outcomes for adults with lower-limb loss. Beisheim-Ryan was awarded a PODS II Scholarship in 2020 and PODS I Scholarship in 2019. She now is completing an Advanced Geriatrics fellowship as part of the RESTORE team at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and VA Eastern Colorado Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center.

Julia Mazzarella, PT, DPT

The first combined PODS II/NIFTI award was given in 2021 to Julia Mazzarella, PT, DPT, The Ohio State University, for her project titled, “Hippotherapy for Children With Cerebral Palsy: Upper Extremity Activity, Participation, and Engagement.” This project, also serving as her PhD dissertation, is a pilot randomized controlled clinical trial on hippotherapy, using equine movement in physical therapy to improve upper extremity function in children with cerebral palsy.



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Location: Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, SC

Workshop Dates: January 9 – 13, 2023

Application Dates: July 1 – August 5, 2022

Are you an early career rehabilitation research scientist interested in boosting your grant writing skills to the next level?

TIGRR will soon accept applications for the 2023 cohort of mentees.

This 4-day workshop offers:
  • Expertise and support to improve success at obtaining research grants from federal and foundation funding agencies
  • Nationally-recognized group of mentors who work one-on-one with mentees to develop their funding proposals
  • Program officers from agencies such as NIH, NSF, VA, NIDILRR, and others share advice on funding mechanisms available at their agencies

TIGRR also offers:

  • Individualized proposal review and recommendations
  • Guidance on recruiting a diverse & inclusive participant sample
  • Opportunity to meet with funding agency representatives
  • Helpful hints and pitfalls to avoid
  • Time to write, reflect, and be immersed in the process in a tranquil and picturesque environment
  • 3 post-workshop study sections via teleconference for pre-submission proposal review and peer-review experience

See more details here and if you need more information, contact Michelle McLeod, Program Manager, mcleodmi@musc.edu.

The TIGRR workshop is funded by NIH/NICHD grant number 2R25HD074546-07 and sponsored by the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

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MGH Institute of Health Professions are excited to bring their PT Prom back to benefit the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research. Event details are listed below.

Theme: ❄️Winter Wonderland❄️
Date: January 20th
Time: 6-9 pm
Where: Bell In Hand
Attire: Semi Formal
Cost: $20 per person (50% of the proceeds will be going to 2022-2023 VCU-Marquette Challenge)

✨All tickets are first come first serve
✨Outside guests are allowed
✨Tickets will be sold starting Monday 11/7 in their student lounge between classes and every other Monday/Wednesday of November
All tickets must be bought before Thanksgiving Break!

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