ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Foundation for Physical Therapy recognized Lake Area Technical Institute’s PTA Program with the Most Successful PTA Newcomer Award for the 2014-2015 Miami-Marquette Challenge. This award is given to the PTA school who raises the most money out of other first-time participants.
The award recipients of the 2014-2015 Miami-Marquette Challenge were announced during the Foundation’s 2015 Gala at APTA’s NEXT Conference and Exposition in National Harbor, MD on June 4. Physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students from 146 schools across the country raised $275,423 to support physical therapy research.
The Challenge is the Foundation’s signature annual fundraising campaign and since its inception in 1989, 235 schools have participated in raising over $3 million for physical therapy research.
Since 2002, the Challenge has specifically funded more than 20 research grants and scholarships, and also partially funded the $300,000 Clagett Family Research Grant in 2010. The Challenge also annually supports the rigorous scientific review process for all Foundation grants and scholarships.
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.