Physical therapy's role in improving the lives of individuals with Alzheimer disease, meeting developmental challenges of infants born preterm, and enhancing recovery after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction will be the focus of research funded by grants from the Foundation for Physical Therapy (Foundation).
Three physical therapists (PTs) have each received $40,000 in support of research that Foundation Board of Trustees President William G. Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, FAPTA, FAAOMPT, said will "contribute to our profession's scientific advancement." The grants, recipients, and research areas are:
The Foundation also announced the recipients of this year's Florence P. Kendall Doctoral Scholarships awarded to outstanding PTs in their first year of study toward a doctoral degree. Winners for the 2013–2014 academic year are Timothy Faw, PT, DPT, NCS, Ohio State University; Brian Loyd, PT, DPT, University of Colorado – Denver; and Justin Staker, PT, MPT, University of Minnesota. Each recipient was awarded $5,000.
The awards were made possible through donations to the Foundation, which has provided over $13 million in research grants, fellowships, and postprofessional doctoral scholarships to more than 500 emerging scientists. Press releases announcing the latest grant and scholarship recipients are available at the Foundation website.
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