PT and PTA students have once again helped close out another successful VCU-Marquette Challenge to benefit the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research. Hundreds of students at 79 schools participated this year. The top 3 schools (listed alphabetically) are the University of Delaware, the University of Miami, and Virginia Commonwealth University. The school that raised the most funds this year will earn co-host naming rights for the upcoming 2022-2023 Challenge.
Since 1989, students have hosted events all over the country in support of their future profession, raising millions to support research. Research guides how PTs and PTAs deliver care, how students learn, and how professionals are paid for services. In the past 32 years, students have made a big difference in sowing the seeds for critically needed physical therapy research.
Join us June 27 as we announce the top school LIVE!
In celebration of these student fundraisers and the faculty who support their efforts, we’re hosting an awards ceremony on June 27 at 8 p.m. ET. RSVP today to attend this event. Our host for the evening is FPTR trustee and PT Pintcast podcaster Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT. Special guests will be there, including researchers who began their careers with FPTR funding and APTA student leaders.
Students who participate in the VCU-Marquette Challenge are future leaders in the physical therapy profession. Be sure to connect with us through this year’s awards ceremony as we recognize the students who give forward through research!
Special thanks to our title sponsor, HPSO/CNA, and contributing sponsors, APTA Academy of Leadership and Innovation; APTA Acute Care; APTA Hand & Upper Extremity; APTA Kentucky; APTA Home Health, An Academy of APTA; APTA New York; California Physical Therapy Fund; and Rehab Essentials.