April 2013

APTA section funds geriatrics research

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) announced in April a $50,000 donation to the Foundation for Physical Therapy from the APTA’s Section on Geriatrics.

The Section on Geriatrics earmarked $25,000 for the Marilyn Moffat Endowment Fund for Geriatric Research, which was established in 2007 and supports emerging investigators who are seeking ways to move their research findings into current physical therapy practice with aging adults.

A second award for  $25,000 went to the Center of Excellence for Health Services/ Health Policy Research, a new initiative that will assist physical therapist scientists with health policy research and training in the most effective ways to deliver, organize, finance, and assess outcomes of healthcare services.

The APTA formed the Section on Geriatrics in 1978 to address the needs of physical therapy practitioners working with older adults in a range of practice settings.

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