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Excellence in Research Award

The purpose of the award is to acknowledge a physical therapist and Neurology Section member who has demonstrated continuing excellence in research related to neurological physical therapy science, theory, practice, or education. The nominee must be a physical therapist who is a Neurology Section member. The nominee must have established a continuous record of research productivity over a period of not less than 4 years. The research must have served to develop or clarify neurological principles related to the practice of physical therapy and the findings reported in presentations and refereed publications.

Past Recipients

  • 2017 Jules DeWald, PT, PhD
  • 2016 Gammon Earhart, PT, PhD
  • 2015 Edelle Field-Fote, PT, PHD, FAPTA
  • 2014 John Scholtz, PT, PhD, FAPTA
  • 2013 Judith Deustch, PT, PhD
  • 2012 T. George Hornby, PT, PhD
  • 2011 Janis Daly, PT, PhD
  • 2010 Not awarded
  • 2009 Not awarded
  • 2008 John A Buford, PT, PhD
  • 2007 Amy Bastian, PT, PhD
  • 2006 Andrea Behrman, PT, PhD
  • 2005 Michele Basso, PT, PhD
  • 2004 Margaret Schenkman, PT, PhD
  • 2003 Anne Shumway-Cook, PT, PhD
  • 2002 Richard Shields, PT, PhD
  • 2001 Not given
  • 2000 Susan Herdman, PT, PhD
  • 1999 Nancy Byl, PT, PhD
  • 1998 Carolee Winstein, PT, PhD & Steve Wolf, PT, PhD
  • 1997 Rebecca Craik, PT, PhD
  • 1996 Faye Horak, PT, PhD
  • 1995 Not given
  • 1994 Mark Rogers, PT, PhD
  • 1993 Carol Giuliani, PT, PhD
  • 1992 Kathye Light, PT, PhD
  • 1991 Pam Duncan, PT, PhD
  • 1990 Richard Bohanon, PT, EdD
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