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SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH NEWS

APPLICATIONS for our PT Solutions Future Leaders and Student to Student Scholarships will be accepted beginning June 10.  


THE JUDITH HARRIS & DR. MONICA VOHMANN SCHOLARSHIP HELPING A FIRST YEAR DPT STUDENT

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David and Julie Rosen, PT want to honor both Judith Harris, Julie's Mom, and Dr. Monica by providing a scholarship to a physical therapist student who has demonstrated their desire to help others while overcoming financial or personal challenges to furthering their education.

This scholarship is open to all first year DPT students.

Applications will be accepted beginning November 1, 2024

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2024 RECIPIENT OF THIS SCHOLARSHIP

David and Julie Rosen, PT, are delighted to name ALEXSANDER KELSEY, SPT, Midwestern University as this year's recipient.

PT SOULITIONS OFFERS EIGHT $3,000 FUTURE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIPS!

PT Solutions (PTS) has partnered with the Illinois Physical Therapy Foundation (IPTF) to award eight Illinois student physical therapist (SPT) each with a $3,000 scholarship on behalf of the PTS Future Leaders Scholarship Program.

NEW for 2024: PT Solutions is delighted to be offering eight $3,000 to ANY IPTA SPT member as long as they are in the final year of their program and enrolled in a DPT program--in Illinois or elsewhere.

Applications will be accepted beginning June 10, 2024

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2023 PT SOLUTIONS FUTURE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:

NATHAN ROSENDALE, SPT - Bradley University
ADRIAN NAVAR, SPT - Governors State University
GRACE GARVEY, SPT -Midwestern University
ALEJANDRA HERNANDEZ, SPT - Northern Illinois University
JULIA GIOVANNI, SPT - Northwestern University
RUTVA DELWADIA, SPT - Rosalind Franklin University
SOPHIA MANOKAS, SPT - University of Illinois, Chicago
LEAH KEIRN, SPTA -Black Hawk College

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The IPTA and IPTF recognize the importance of promoting greater diversity within the physical therapy profession in order to better serve the residents of Illinois and its members. aPPLY NOW FOR THIS dei SCHOLARSHIP

Any SPT or SPTA in the final year of their program is eligible to apply. 

Applications will be accepted beginning November 1, 2024.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2024 DEI SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

ALEJANDRA HERNANDEZ ALONSO, SPT - Northern Illinois University 
BRIAN WHELAN, SPTA - Morton College

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LET'S CONGRATULATE ALEXANDRIA GOSS, SPTA, SARA MATSUMOTO, SPT, and JACKSON SMART, SPT FOR BEING THE RECIPIENTS OF THE 2023 STUDENT TO STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP!

The Student to Student scholarship is funded through student fundraising initiatives and awarded to a SPT or SPTA in their final year of their program.  Many thanks to Revolution PTWL for sponsoring 1 scholarship this year.  Along with the 2 scholarships awarded through the IPTF, we were able to award a total of 3 Student to Student scholarships in 2023!

Applications will be accepted beginning June 10, 2024

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Team rehab partners with the IPTF to award TEN $3,000 student scholarships!

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This scholarship is intended to recognize and reward Illinois student physical therapists (SPT) and student physical assistants (SPTA) who exhibit superior scholastic accomplishments, and demonstrate promising potential as practical clinicians.

All second and third year DPT students and all SPTAs in the final year of their program are eligible to apply as long as you have completed at least 1 clinical. New for 2025:  Team Rehab is delighted to be offering a scholarship to 1 IPTA SPT who attends a program outside of Illinois!

Applications will be accepted beginning November 1, 2024

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2024 RECIPIENTS

EMILY STOLLER, SPT - Bradley University
ADRIAN NAVAR, SPT - Governors State University
BRADY ABOUSSLEMAN,SPT, - Midwestern University
TEADORA MARKOVSKI, SPT - North Central College
LAUREN BALLESTRO, SPT - Northern Illinois University
ZACHARY GRIFFITH, SPT -Northwestern University
TYLER ARL, SPT - Rosalind Franklin University
ARIEL BRENITS, SPT - University of Illinois, Chicago
JONATHAN DICKMAN, SPTA- Southwestern Illinois College

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2023 IPTF $1000 GRANT RESEARCH RECIPIENTS!

Samantha Pietrzak, PT, DPT, NCS & Alyssa Jones, PT, DPT, NCS for their project: Comparison of intensity and step count in three gait training modalities in the inpatient rehabilitation setting post-stroke

Mariah Baliniski, PT, DPT for their project Transcranial direct current stimulation in conjunction with the individualized physical therapy for individuals with chronic knee pain

Elizabeth Holland, PT, DPT, Laura Lenhart, PT, DPT, Hannah Redd, PT, DPT, and Jenna Zander, OTR/L for their project Functional Neurological Disorder: Influence of continuing education courses on rehabilitation clinicians' knowledge and attitudes

Start thinking now about your 2024 research project. Need help?  Ask for a research mentor.  Applications can be submitted at any time, but the deadline to apply is September 15, 2024.

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Thank you for another successful 5K! Save the Date for September 28, 2024 for our next 5K!

September 23rd was a great day for a 5K.  We had an outstanding 105 participate both in person and virtually. We had 15 amazing sponsors, 3 sponsor booths at the event, swag bags, and several volunteers.  All together, we raised enough to fund the 2024 IPTF DEI scholarships and the IPTF Student Emergency Assistance Fund.

Please mark your calendars for the 4th Annual 5K set for September 28, 2024 at the Danada Forest Preserve, (3S580 Naperville Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189) from 9-11 am, as well as being a virtual event! All net proceeds will again help fund the  IPTF DEI Scholarship , the Student Emergency Assistance Fund, and other student funding initiatives.

Sponsorship opportunities are open through August 30, 2024. Participant registration will open July 1, 2024. Volunteer opportunities will open August 15, 2024. We hope to see you September 28th joining us as we run, walk, and roll for physical therapy!

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Many thanks for all who supported our 2023 #Giving Tuesday Fox College Student Challenge on November 28.

Congratulations to Midwestern University for regaining the naming rights for the 2024 Student Challenge with the most participation.  Mark you calendars for the 2024 #Giving Tuesday Midwestern University Student Challenge on December 3, 2024.
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5.21.24 CHECK OUT THE RESEARCH PARTICIPATION REQUESTS UNDER THE CURRENT RESEARCH PAGE!

We have 6 programs looking for participants!  Please visit and help their research. Click here for current research.

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RESEARCH GRANTS

Looking for research funding? Apply for the 2024 $1,000 IPTF Research Grant by September 15, 2024. Apply for an IPTF Research Grant