FPTR LIVE EVENT HIGHLIGHTS CHANGE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR PT AND PTA STUDENTS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC On October 20, 2020, the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) hosted “Balancing the Demands of Clinicals During a Pandemic” – the second of several live events planned for the 2020-2021 VCU-Marquette Challenge. The [...]
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"Connecting Research to the Profession" Event Highlights Work of Challenge Fundraiser Turned FPTR Funding Recipient From fundraiser to funding recipient, Anne Palermo, PT, DPT, has come full circle. Through Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) scholarships, Palermo is completing her PhD at the University of Miami. On September [...]
Challenge Coordinators Host First Live Virtual Event for Student Organizers On August 25, 2020, student coordinators for this year's VCU-Marquette Challenge held the first of many virtual events planned for the 2020-2021 Challenge. The session offered a discussion on reaching people virtually during COVID-19 related closures and restrictions. Students [...]
6 Steps to Make Your Virtual 5K Fun and Successful The 2020-2021 VCU-Marquette Challenge is almost underway. Our student fundraisers make it possible for the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) to award research grants, scholarships, and fellowships – and research is more important than ever for patients and the [...]
Suspension of the 2019-2020 VCU-Marquette Challenge Dear Participants of the Marquette Challenge, This is a time truly unlike any other. The COVID-19 crisis has created extreme challenges for all of us in the physical therapy community. Regrettably, we must suspend our annual student fundraiser, the 2019-2020 VCU-Marquette Challenge. With [...]
COVID-19 UPDATE ON VCU-MARQUETTE CHALLENGE In these uncertain times we are all facing tremendous personal challenges. In light of the many precautions that are being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at schools and universities, the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) has elected to extend the deadline for the VCU-Marquette Challenge. The new deadline is [...]
University of Delaware Physical Therapy Hosts First-Ever UD PieTime Congrats to the University of Delaware Physical Therapy team on a successful (and fun) fundraiser for the Marquette Challenge! The UD Pie Time is a fundraiser in which donations are made to a favorite director, professor, or clinician to see [...]
Challenge Volunteers Join FPTR at Denver Conference Challenge coordinators were ever-present at the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research exhibit booth in Denver at the 2020 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. These volunteers rallied fellow students in giving more than 250 gifts toward Marquette Challenge school totals. We [...]
Host a Restaurant Fundraiser for Research Each year, physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students across the U.S. host creative competitive fundraisers for the Marquette Challenge. These fundraising events connect students with physical therapy research in a meaningful way and make it possible for the Foundation for Physical Therapy [...]
CHALLENGE COORDINATORS RECRUIT PT AND PT PROGRAMS FOR "THE LIST" AT APTA NSC Last year, the 2018-2019 Pitt-Marquette Challenge raised more than $266,000 for physical therapy research. This year, a new group of student coordinators is already hard at work to promote the 2019-2020 VCU-Marquette Challenge. The students exhibited [...]