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Barnes and Leahy Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) 2017 Awards

Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: October 2017 - Volume 41 - Issue 4 - p 252
doi: 10.1097/NPT.0000000000000204
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The Mary Lou Barnes Award for outstanding PODS II application in postprofessional studies within neurology is given in honor of APTA Section on Neurology member and accomplished physical therapist Mary Lou Barnes, PT, FAPTA. Barnes was the founding director of the West Virginia University physical therapy program and served as chair of Georgia State University's program. During her terms, both programs achieved national recognition. Members of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy provided generous support for this award through the Foundation's Neurology Endowment Fund.

The 2017 recipient of the Mary Lou Barnes Award is:

Timothy Faw, PT, DPT, NCS

Ohio State University

Project Title: Myelin Plasticity During Motor Learning and Spinal Cord Injury

Mentor: D. Michelle Basso, PT, EdD

The Patricia Leahy Award for outstanding PODS I application in postprofessional studies within neurology is given in memory of APTA Section on Neurology president, accomplished physical therapist, and Foundation Doctoral Training Research Grant recipient, Patricia Leahy, PT, MS, NCS. Leahy was a professor at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and was one of the first physical therapists ever to receive the Neurologic Certified Specialist certification. This scholarship is generously supported by members of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy through the Foundation's Neurology Endowment Fund.

The 2017 recipient of the Patricia Leahy Award is:

Anne Palermo, DPT

University of Miami

Project Title: The Relationship of Orthostatic Hypotension and Maximal Inspiratory Pressure in Spinal Cord Injury

Mentor: Neva J. Kirk-Sanchez, PT, PhD

In addition to the Barnes and Leahy awards, in 2017, the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy funded 2 additional PODS II awards through the Foundation for Physical Therapy Neurology Endowment Fund. The recipients are:

Katie Butera, DPT

University of Florida

Project Title: Pain as a Nervous System Disease

Mentor: Steven Z. George, PT, PhD

Jody Feld, DPT

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Project Title: Predicting Ambulatory Activity in Community-Dwelling Stroke Survivors Using Novel Measures of Dual-Task Walking Performance and Situational Awareness at Hospital Discharge

Mentor: Prudence Plummer, PT, PhD

© 2017 Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, APTA