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SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH NEWS

APPLICATIONS for our Team Rehab, DEI, and Judith Harris & Dr. Monica  Vohmann Scholarships are closed for this year.  We will announce the scholarship recipients at our 2024 Assembly April 27, 2024.  


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.

Deadline to apply is January 31, 2024

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2023 RECIPIENT OF THIS SCHOLARSHIP

David and Julie Rosen, PT, are delighted to name EVAN KEPNAR, SPT, Bradley University.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2023 PT SOLUTIONS LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!

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

Applications for the 2024 scholarships will open June 10, 2024

Congratulations to our 2023 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. 

Deadline to apply is January 31, 2024

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2023 DEISCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

QUINTIN WYNNE, SPT - Northern Illinois University 
NATALIA MARTINEZ, SPTA - Elgin Community 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!
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Team rehab partners with the IPTF to award NINE $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. Let's welcome North Central College's DPT students for being eligible for this scholarship!

Deadline to apply is January 31, 2024

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2023 RECIPIENTS

WILLIAM FASICK, SPT - University of Illinois, Chicago
ANDREW KOVACHEVICH, SPT - Northern Illinois University
DANIELLE PICCIOLA,SPT, - Governors State University
DANIELLE HARKAVY, SPT - Northwestern University
KELLY HERNANDEZ, SPT - Bradley University
SENADA MEMED, SPTA - Morton College
MORGAN POWELL, SPT - Midwestern University

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 will open April 1, 2024. Participant registration will open June 10, 2024. We hope to see you next September joining us as we run, walk, and roll for physical therapy!

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Get Ready for our 6th Day of Giving!  Mark your calendars for August 16th as we celebrate 6 Years of Direct Access!

Thank you for agreat IPTF Day of Giving in 2023!  We raised almost $3000 as we celebrated the 5th Anniversary of gaining Direct Access! Your generosity continues to inspire us.  These funds will support the IPTF's mission of promoting physical therapy research,  educating the public about the benefits of physical therapy, and developing the future of our profession through student scholarships.  Thank you again for your donations!

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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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2.12.24 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 2022 $1,000 IPTF Research Grant by September 15, 2022. Apply for an IPTF Research Grant