Emory University DPT students recognized for their dedication and support at the Foundation for Physical Therapy’s events at the 2019 NEXT Conference.

Physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students from across the country were recognized for their fundraising efforts at the 2019 NEXT Conference. Students from more than 150 schools joined forces this school year to raise $266,019 for physical therapy research. Funds raised through the annual Pitt-Marquette Challenge go towards physical therapy research grants and scholarships and support the rigorous scientific review process that helps the Foundation identify the most promising new investigators. Since 2002, 27 research grants and scholarships have been awarded in the name of the Challenge.

The top 3 fundraising schools for the 2018-2019 Pitt-Marquette Challenge were Virginia Commonwealth University ($34,327), the University of Pittsburgh ($22,648), and the University of Delaware ($18,323).

Awards of Excellence were presented to New York University, Sacred Heart University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Miami for raising more than $10,000 each.

Awards of Merit were presented to Boston University, Emory University, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, and the University of Colorado who raised more than $6,000 each.

The annual Pitt- Marquette Challenge is a student-led fundraiser to benefit the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research.

Official Press Release

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DPT students Michelle Goto and Amit Grewal receives the award from the Foundation President Edelle Field-Fote, PT, PhD, FAPTA.

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The award winners with Dr. Field-Fote and Dr. Marie A. Johanson, PT, PhD, Professor and Interim Director.

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The award winners of the 2019 Pitt-Marquette Challenge

Dr. Bruce Greenfield selected as a Catherine Worthington Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (FAPTA).

We are happy to announce that Dr. Bruce Greenfield has been selected as a Catherine Worthington Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (FAPTA)! FAPTA is APTA’s highest membership category to recognize members who have demonstrated sustained efforts to advance the physical therapy profession. Dr. Greenfield’s nomination included supportive documentation from many nationally and internationally recognized leaders in our profession who spoke to his prominent leadership, influence and achievements within the physical therapy profession.

Dr. Greenfield joins Division of Physical Therapy faculty members Steve Wolf, PT, PhD, FAPTA and Edee Field-Fote PT, PhD, FAPTA as our prestigious colleagues who have attained the FAPTA level of recognition. Congratulations Dr. Greenfield!

http://www.apta.org/HonorsAwards/Honors/WorthinghamFellows/

Steven L. Wolf, PT, PhD, FAFTA, Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine receives the 2019 Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Award