Every year, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) recognizes and celebrates people for their work in advancing the physical therapy profession. This year, several Foundation-funding alumni were among those receiving accolades for their continued commitment to the profession and were recognized during APTA NEXT Conference & Exposition in Chicago.
Congratulations to all Foundation alumni named as 2019 Catherine Worthingham Fellows of the American Physical Therapy Association (FAPTA). The FAPTA designation is the highest honor among APTA’s membership categories and is given to members of APTA who have shown unwavering efforts to advance the physical therapy profession for more than 15 years. The 2019 Fellows include:
- Jennifer S. Brach, PT, PhD, FAPTA
- Gammon M. Earhart, PT, PhD, FAPTA
- Karen Leigh McCulloch, PT, PhD, MS, FAPTA
Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist
2019 Honors and Awards
James J. Irrgang, PT, PhD, ATC, FAPTA
Lucy Blair Service Award
Alison L. McKenzie, PT, DPT, PhD, MA
Societal Impact Award
Adam P. Goode, PT, DPT, PhD
Eugene Michels New Investigator Award
Jennifer E. Stevens-Lapsley, PT, PhD
Marian Williams Award for Research in Physical Therapy
Jason M. Beneciuk, PT, DPT, PhD, MPH, Trevor A. Lentz, PT, PhD, MPH, and Steven George, PT, PhD, FAPTA, for their article “Prediction of Persistent Musculoskeletal Pain at 12 Months: A Secondary Analysis of the Optimal Screening for Prediction of Referral and Outcome (OSPRO) Validation Cohort Study,” published in Physical Therapy, Volume 98, No 5.
Chattanooga Research Award
Jason Falvey, PT, DPT, PhD, board-certified geriatric clinical specialist, Allison Gustavson, PT, DPT, and Jennifer E. Stevens-Lapsley, PT, MPT, PhD, for their article “Impaired Physical Performance Predicts Hospitalization Risk for Participants in the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly,” published in Physical Therapy, Volume 98, No 1.
Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award
Linda van Dillen, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Helen J. Hislop Award for Outstanding Contributions to Professional Literature
Meryl J. Alappattu, PT, DPT, PhD
Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member
To learn more about APTA’s Honors and Awards program, visit apta.org/HonorsAwards/.