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SOWH Announces $40K Research Grant with Foundation for PT

Posted on: March 6th, 2018 by Aika Barzhaxynova No Comments

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Meryl-Alappattu

On behalf of the SOWH Board of Directors, I’m ecstatic to announce that the SOWH will be partnering with the Foundation for Physical Therapy to offer a $40,000 Research Grant beginning in 2019! The research grant will be offered every other year and will be administered by the Foundation.

As many of you know, in 2011 SOWH leadership established the SOWH Endowment for Excellence in Research through the Foundation. The intent of these funds was to support post-professional students pursuing advanced doctoral training (ie PhD, DSc) consistent with the mission and vision of SOWH, and these scholarships were to be offered every other year beginning in 2015. Unfortunately, the Foundation did not receive any doctoral applications meeting these criteria and the funds have gone unused.

Recognizing that the intent of establishing the endowment was to support research, your SOWH Board worked closely with Foundation staff to investigate other funding mechanisms. We decided that a $40K grant offered every other year aligned with the SOWH strategic plan of developing and implementing a rigorous research strategy. We believe that partnering with the Foundation, the only non-profit organization in the United States devoted to funding and publicizing physical therapy research, will bring enhanced visibilty to the SOWH endowment and expand the pool of grant applicants conducting research in this area. Having the Foundation administer the grant will also eliminate SOWH staff and volunteer burden for the peer review process, disbursement of funds, and tracking grant progress. All of these tasks will be performed by Foundation staff.

All eligible grant proposals will be reviewed by the Foundation’s standing Scientific Review Committee (SRC), in addition to one SOWH member who meets the SRC eligibility criteria; this individual will be appointed by the SOWH Board and will serve as a content expert reviewer on the SRC for this particular grant.

A Final Note

Don’t worry, our SOWH $10K grant is not going anywhere! We will continue to offer this grant annually and investigative teams consisting of at least one SOWH member are eligible to apply. This year’s deadline is April 1, 2018 at 11:59P.

Find out more

When Will Applications Be Accepted for the $40 K Grant?

February 2019 | Stay tuned for the application link announcement!

Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

Meryl Alappattu, PT, DPT, PhD
Director of Research
Section on Women’s Health-APTA
[email protected]

 

 


 

 

 

$10,000 SOWH Grant Awarded for Pelvic Health and Incontinence Research 

Posted on: June 20th, 2017 by Aika Barzhaxynova No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2017

CONTACT: SOWH Director of Research Meryl Alappattu, [email protected]

McLean, VA: The Section on Women’s Health has awarded a $10,000 grant to support the research of Erin Hartigan, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, ATC, an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of New England. Affiliated with the American Physical Therapy Association, SOWH is a professional association of nearly 3,000 physical therapists who specialize in women’s, men’s, and pelvic health.

The one-year grant will underwrite Hartigan’s study, “Pelvic floor muscle function and hip profiles in women with and without stress urinary incontinence.” Results will be published in SOWH’s Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy after the study is completed, tentatively scheduled for July 2018.

Assisting Hartigan with the project as investigators will be Adrienne McAuley, PT, DPT, MEd, OCS, FAAOMPT; Michael Lawrence, MS; and Mary De Silva, ScD.

The annual SOWH Research Grant program aims to encourage the scientific study of topics that support the SOWH mission.

2017 research grant winners

 

 

“The Section on Women’s Health is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and supporting research has always been core to its mission and vision,” says SOWH Director of Research Meryl Alappattu, PT, PhD. “Awarding grants, disseminating evidence-based research through multiple channels, and integrating leading-edge practical applications of research into practice are all ways that we are pushing forward the specialty profession of women’s, men’s, and pelvic and abdominal health physical therapy.”

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Founded in 1977, the Section on Women’s Health-American Physical Therapy Association is a professional membership association of nearly 3,000 physical therapists treating patients across the life span and around the globe. Members provide the latest evidence-based physical therapy services to everyone, including LGBTQ populations, young athletes, childbearing women, peri-menopausal mothers, and men with pelvic health complications. In addition to providing top-quality continuing education, the Section provides networking opportunities, access to peer-reviewed research, inclusion in a PT Locator directory, and more. Learn about SOWH’s many other benefits at www.womenshealthapta.org.

 

 

 


 

 

 

$10,000 SOWH Grant Awarded for Research on Techniques to Reduce Chronic Caesarian Section Scar Pain

Posted on: June 7th, 2016 by Aika Barzhaxynova No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2016

CONTACTS: Meryl Alappattu, director of research, Section on Women’s Health-APTA, [email protected]

Kristin Clarke, CAE, executive director, Section on Women’s Health, 571-344-5422, [email protected]

 

$10,000 SOWH Grant Awarded for Research on Manual Therapy Techniques to Reduce Chronic Caesarian Section Scar Pain

McLean, Va.: Jennifer Wasserman, DPT, MS, Ph.D. candidate, is the 2016 recipient of the Section on Women’s Health $10,000 Research Grant for her proposal titled “Fascial Scar Mobilization Techniques in Treating Chronic Caesarian Section Scar Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” The Section on Women’s Health, a professional organization affiliated with the American Physical Therapy Association, awards the grant annually to advance research on bettering men’s and women’s health through physical therapy.

Drs. Karen Abraham, Mary Massery, and Beth Marcoux will serve as Wasserman’s team of co-investigators. The grant funding and project length run August 1, 2016, to July 30, 2017.

“The Section on Women’s Health is pleased to continue its long tradition of financially supporting evidence-based physical therapy research in the areas of women’s and men’s health,” says Meryl Alappattu, PT, DPT, Ph.D. “We congratulate Dr. Wasserman and her team for their vision and commitment to reducing pain in women post-partum. We also thank the other grant candidates and encourage their continued efforts to expand much-needed research in this important specialized physical therapy area of women’s and men’s health.”

Wasserman also will receive an award plaque at the 2017 SOWH Business Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, in February. Photos are available below for use by media.

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The Section on Women’s Health-American Physical Therapy Association (SOWH) is a professional membership association of nearly 3,000 physical therapists treating patients across the life span and around the globe. Members provide the latest evidence-based physical therapy services to everyone from young athletes and childbearing women to peri-menopausal mothers and men with pelvic health complications. In addition to a major focus on providing top-quality continuing education, the Section provides networking opportunities, access to its peer-reviewed journal, inclusion in a PT Locator directory, and more. For information on membership, products, or services, go to http://www.womenshealthapta.org.Credentials:

photo 5Jennifer B. Wasserman, DPT, MS, PhD candidate
Principal Investigator
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Franklin Pierce University
Manchester, New Hampshire

 

 

Karen Abraham

Karen Abraham, PT, PHD
Co-investigator
Director, Physical Therapy Department
Shenandoah University
Winchester, Virginia

 

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Mary Massery, DPT, DSC
Co-investigator
Massery Physical Therapy
Glennview Illinois

 

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Beth C. Marcoux, DPT, PhD
Co-investigator
Franklin Pierce University
Manchester, New Hampshire

 

 


 

 

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