Foundation Annual Reports

The 2018 Annual Report

In this most recent annual report, the Foundation highlights funding distributed to 36 promising physical therapist researchers. The Foundation celebrated its third consecutive year of funding more than $1 million in grants and scholarships made possible by donors and partners in research. The student-led Mercer-Marquette Challenge marked a record-breaking year. Students from 178 schools raised $328,456 for research.

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The 2017 Annual Report

Read an update from Edelle Field-Fote, PT, PhD, FAPTA, President of the Foundation, outlining the many accomplishments of 2017 including awards of financial support to 28 promising physical therapy researchers and the continued growth of the Center on Health Services Training and Research. The year also marked the milestone of the largest gift made to the Foundation to date, a $3 million contribution from husband and wife Stanley Paris, PT, PhD, FAPTA, HONLLD(OTAGO), and Catherine Patla, PT, DHSc, MS, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT.


The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research is committed to using your donations responsibly and effectively to help achieve our mission to fund physical therapy research. In order to ensure our openness and transparency with our donors, please review our audited financial documents to learn more.

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