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  • PT Researchers Play Leadership Roles on NIH Advisory Board

    With 2 new appointments last week, physical therapists are well represented on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research. Pamela W. Duncan, PT, PhD, FAPTA, is completing a 3-year term on the board and has served as chair for the past year. Richard K. Shields, PT, PhD, FAPTA, is completing his first year on the board and recently was elected chair for the 2014-2015 term. And last week, during the board’s May 2 meeting, Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD, FAPTA, and Fay M. Horak, PT, PhD, were appointed to serve 3-year terms as members.

    The National Advisory Board Medical Rehabilitation and Research advises the directors of NIH, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research on matters and policies relating to the Center's programs. The board comprises 12 members representing health and scientific disciplines related to medical rehabilitation and 6 members representing individuals with disabilities.


    • THANK-YOU Pam, Richard, Anthony and Fay for this important service you provide and for bringing your clinicial expertise to the funding and policy table!

      Posted by Cindy Moore on 5/9/2013 11:24 AM

    • Thank You to all of you for representing our profession in this very significant public policy agency!

      Posted by Bala Pillai on 5/10/2013 8:45 PM

    • Thanks to all of you! It's an exciting time in healthcare, especially for Medical Rehabilitation. Thank you for your advocacy and expertise! I'm certain you will represent the profession and those we serve well!

      Posted by Ann Petersen on 5/13/2013 9:07 AM

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