FOUNDATION RECOGNIZES FUNDING RECIPIENTS AT DONOR RECEPTION

Brown serves on the Foundation Board of Trustees and previously served as the president of the Private Practice Section (PPS).

Terence C. Brown, PT, DPT, COMT with Reception Guests

Foundation President Addresses Reception Attendees.

Foundation President Edelle Field-Fote, PT, PhD, FAPTA.

APTA President Sharon L. Dunn, PT, PhD, was among the Foundation supporters in attendance.

Foundation President Edelle Field-Fote Greets APTA President Sharon L. Dunn, PT, PhD

The Ohio State University, Florence P. Kendall Doctoral Scholarship Recipient

Julia Mazzarella, PT, DPT

University of California at Berkeley, Florence P. Kendall Doctoral Scholarship Recipient

Jonathan Tsay, PT, DPT

Associate Professor at Arcadia University’s College of Health Sciences, recipient of the $40,000 Acute Care Research Grant

Michael Tevald, PT, MPT, PhD

University of Minnesota, PODS II funded by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Scholarship Fund

Rebekah L. Summers, PT, DPT

University of Utah, recipient of the Viva J. Erickson Award, funded by the Viva J. Erickson Endowment Fund

Jason Sharpe, PT, DPT

Medical University of South Carolina, funded by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Endowment Fund

Bryant A. Seamon, PT, DPT

Marquette University, PODS I Scholarship funded by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Scholarship Fund

Lauren K. Sara, PT, DPT

Postdoctoral Fellow and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, awarded the $40,000 Geriatric Research Grant

Annalisa Na, PT, PhD

University of Delaware, Florence P. Kendall Doctoral Scholarship Recipient

Allison Miller, PT, DPT

University of Colorado – Denver, recipient of the Scott C. Irwin Scholarship, funded by the Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Section Endowment Fund

Matthew J. Miller, PT, DPT

University of Kentucky, funded through the Legacy Scholarship Endowment Fund, made possible by a donation from the Section on Research

Kirby P. Mayer, PT, DPT

University of Nebraska Medical Center, recipient of the Patricia Leahy Award for outstanding PODS I application in postprofessional studies within neurology, funded by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Endowment

Rashelle M. Hoffman, PT, DPT

Northwestern University, recipient of the Mary Lou Barnes Award for an outstanding PODS II application in postprofessional studies within neurology, funded by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Endowment Fund

Nayo M. Hill, PT, DPT

University of Florida, PODS I Scholarship funded by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Scholarship Fund

Abigail T. Wilson, PT, DPT

Professor at Washington University in St. Louis’ Program in Physical Therapy, awarded the $240,000 Paris Patla Musculoskeletal Grant

Marcie Harris-Hayes, PT, DPT

University of South Carolina, PODS I funded by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Endowment Fund

Reed A. Handlery, PT, DPT

University of Delaware, recipient of the Mercer-Marquette Challenge Award, funded by the annual Marquette Challenge

Margaret A. French, PT, DPT

University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus, recipient of the Karen St. John Award, supported by the St. John Family Foundation

Jason R. Falvey, PT, DPT

University of Delaware, PODS I funded by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Scholarship Fund

Dana R. Mathews, PT, DPT, MS

University of Delaware, PODS II Scholarship funded by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Scholarship Fund

Jacob J. Capin, PT, DPT, MS

University of Minnesota, PODS II Scholarship funded by the Section on Women’s Health Fund

Christine A. Cabelka, PT, MPT

University of Florida, PODS II Scholarship funded by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Endowment Fund

Katie A. Butera, PT, DPT

The Ohio State University, PODS II Scholarship funded by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Scholarship Fund

Lindsey Brown, PT, DPT

The Ohio State University, PODS I Scholarship funded by the Legacy Scholarship Endowment Fund

Rachel Bican, PT, DPT

Marquette University, recipient of the Bella May Award, funded by the Bella J. May Scholarship Fund

Giovanni Berardi, PT, DPT

Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Public Health & Health Professionals, awarded the $40,000 Orthopaedic Research Grant

Jason Beneciuk, PT, DPT, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester’s Department of Otolaryngology, recipient of the $40,000 Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge Research Grant named in honor of the Marquette Challenge

Eric Anson, PT, MPT, PhD

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The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research recognized the 2018 grant, scholarship, and fellowship awardees at the recent Foundation Donor Networking Reception held during the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) CSM conference in Washington, D.C. Among the latest class of Foundation-funded researchers, the following were recognized:

Receiving $5,000 Florence P. Kendall Doctoral Scholarships

  • Allison Miller
  • Jonathan Tsay
  • Julia Mazzarella
  • Julie Stutzbach

Receiving $7,500 Promotion of Doctoral Studies I Scholarships

  • Giovanni Berardi
  • Margaret French
  • Christopher Hoekstra
  • Jason Sharpe
  • Rachel Bican
  • Kara Boynewicz
  • Reed Handlery
  • Rashelle Hoffman
  • Dana Matthews
  • Lauren Sara
  • Bryant Seamon
  • Karen Thatcher
  • Abigail Wilson

Receiving $15,000 Promotion of Doctoral Studies II Scholarships

  • Nayo Hill
  • Jason Falvey
  • Matthew Miller
  • Lindsey Brown
  • Katie Butera
  • Christine Cabelka
  • Jacob Capin
  • Allison Gustavson
  • Kirby Mayer
  • Rebekah Summers

Receiving the $40,000 Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge Research Grant
Eric Anson

Receiving the $40,000 Geriatric Research Grant
Annalisa Na

Receiving the $50,000 Health Service Research Pipeline Grant
Beth McManus

Receiving the first ever $40,000 Acute Care Research Grant
Michael Tevald

Receiving the $100,000 Magistro Family Foundation Research Grant
Bahar Shahidi

Receiving the first ever $240,000 Paris Patla Musculoskeletal Grant
Marcie Harris-Hayes

Receiving the $40,000 Pediatric Research Grant
Barbara Sargent

Receiving the $40,000 Orthopaedic Research Grant
Jason Beneciuk

The Foundation also recognized the donors who made this funding possible, including APTA, the Foundation’s Pinnacle Partner in Research and the supporter of crucial Foundation funding including the APTA Supporting the Profession Fund.

Foundation Trustee Paul Rockar and his wife, Judy, were acknowledged for their dedication to the Foundation through a $100,000 planned gift to support the Foundation’s Legacy Endowment Fund. Marilyn Gerhard, along with Nancy Byl and her husband Frederick Byl, were also acknowledged as the Foundation’s newest Legacy Society members.

Foundation President Edelle Field-Fote also acknowledged Catherine Patla, PT, DHSc, MS, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT, who was also recently awarded the Charles M. Magistro Distinguished Service Award at the Foundation’s luncheon held during the 2018 NEXT Conference. Patla has shown unwavering commitment to advancing the profession and has generously expressed that dedication, along with husband Stanley Paris, PT, PhD, FAPTA, HonLLD(Otago), by donating $3 million to establish an endowment for clinical research funding.

Two additional gifts were acknowledged at the reception. The California Physical Therapy Association and the California Physical Therapy Fund  have jointly agreed to contribute to the Foundation’s President’s Sustaining Fund by pledging $50,000 over five years. Additionally, the Academy of Physical Therapy Education pledged $500,000 to support research education.

The presenting sponsor for this event was HPSO/CNA.

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