Monday, May 06, 2013 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.