The Foundation for Physical Therapy recognized Emory University’s PT Program with the Award of Merit for the 2015-2016 Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge. This Award of Merit is given to schools that show immense dedication to the Challenge by raising $6,000 or more. The Emory DPT raised a total of $7,825.17. Our students were recognized for their fundraising efforts through the 2015-2016 Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge at APTA’s NEXT Conference and Exposition in Nashville, TN on June 9th.
The Challenge is the largest annual student-driven fundraising effort for the Foundation for Physical Therapy. The money raised by PT and PTA students helps fund scholarships and grants that advance patient care. Additionally the Challenge also supports the rigorous scientific review process for all Foundation grants and scholarships. Since its inception in 1989, 264 schools have participated in raising over $3.3 million for physical therapy research.