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Foundation for Physical Therapy announces 2016 Florence P. Kendall and Research Grant recipients

from AGPT

Congratulations to AGPT Member Margaret Danilovich, DPT, PhD, Instructor of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, a recipient of the $40,000 Geriatric Research Grant. Her two-year project titled, "Implementing a Successful Aging Intervention to Reduce Frailty" will allow physical therapists to be at the forefront of the development and implementation of a self-management intervention for frailty as well as provide the foundation for an intervention designed to facilitate successful aging in the community for frail older adults. This grant is supported by the Foundation’s Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Fund.

Also, Ann Marie Flores, PT, PhD, CLT, an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences at Northwestern University was awarded the newly established $40,000 Moffat Geriatric Research Grant. Her 2-year project titled, "Breast Cancer Impairment Knowledge Study" will compare health beliefs about breast cancer-related impairments and PT to treat impairments between breast cancer survivors (BCS) and oncology specialists, assess reasons for and referral patterns to PT to manage impairments by breast cancer oncology specialists, and assess the relationship between oncology specialist priorities of PT referral and self-reported impairments of BCS. This project is funded by the Foundation’s Moffat Fund for Geriatric Research.

The Foundation for Physical Therapy was established in 1979 as a national, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality and delivery of physical therapy care by providing support for scientifically based and clinically relevant physical therapy research and doctoral scholarships and fellowships. Over the last 37 years, the Foundation has awarded more than $17 million in research grants, fellowships and postprofessional doctoral scholarships to more than 576 emerging scientists. Foundation-funded researchers have gone on to receive an estimated $753 million in external funding from the National Institutes of Health and other sources. Many of today's leading and emerging physical therapist researchers, clinicians, and academicians began their careers with a grant or scholarship from the Foundation. To learn more, visit Foundation4pt.org. more


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