(Source: Foundation for Physical Therapy)
The Foundation for Physical Therapy Board of Trustees recently awarded $135,000 in Florence P. Kendall Doctoral Scholarships and Research Grants to 5 physical therapists. The Florence P. Kendall Doctoral Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to outstanding physical therapists as they begin their first year of graduate studies toward a post professional doctoral degree. These scholarships are funded by the Rhomberger Fund.
Karin Gravare-Silbernagel, PT, ATC, PhD, an assistant professor in Physical Therapy in the Biomechanics and Movement Science Program at the University of Delaware, is the recipient of the $40,000 Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge Research Grant named in honor of the Marquette Challenge, a student led fundraising initiative. Her 2-year project, “Evaluation of Recovery Following an Achilles Tendon Rupture,” will assess and determine whether the degree of physical activity during the first eight weeks after an Achilles tendon rupture is related to the short and long-term outcome of early physical activity on tendon healing and recovery. Gravare-Silbernagel received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Boston University, and her master’s degree in physical therapy and PhD in orthopaedics medicine from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.
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