APTA National - APTA Awards Committee - Subcommittee on Research 2023

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Signup Deadline: 08-15-2022
Starts: 01-01-2023
Ends: 01-01-2023
Location: Online Opportunity


APTA is seeking two members to serve a two-year term on the Research Awards Subcommittee. 

The Awards Committee subcommittees will apply the criteria established by the Board of Directors (Board) for each association honor and award to each nomination received for each award under its purview and make recommendations to the Board regarding award recipients.

The Board’s determined charge for each Awards Committee Subcommittee is:

  • Review award nominations* received for each award that falls under the subcommittee's purview against the applicable criteria established by the Board.
  • Recommend potential recipients to the Board for final approval.**
  • When requested by the Board, review and make recommendations on proposals for new awards applicable to the subcommittee's award category and provide feedback on the utility of the criteria and measurement tools for existing awards within the subcommittee's purview.
  • Submit a report to the Board on an annual basis.


This subcommittee will review nominations received for the following awards:

 Eugene Michels New Investigator Award

The Eugene Michels New Investigator Award recognizes physical therapists who have engaged in independent or collaborative research efforts within 10 years of completing their most recent physical therapy professional degree, postprofessional doctoral degree (other than a transition DPT degree), or postprofessional doctoral fellowship. Qualifying nominees may work in any aspect of physical therapy including, but not limited to, research, education, clinical practice, and consultation.

Marian Williams Award for Research in Physical Therapy

The Marian Williams Award for Research in Physical Therapy honors an individual who has sustained outstanding clinical and educational research pertaining to the physical therapy profession for at least 10 years through published scientific studies, and a demonstrated continuity of professional commitment to physical therapy. 



  • Must have expertise in research
  • Must be an APTA member in good standing



This subcommittee meets approximately two times per year virtually. 

More information on this committee may be found on the APTA website

All APTA appointed groups will conduct their work with APTA's Commitment to Increasing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in mind and in the context of (1) APTA's Mission, Vision, Strategic Plan and House of Delegates and Board of Directors adopted positions and policies; and (2) the potential for their work to have implications related to physical therapist assistants, women, diversity, and risk management.



Volunteers Needed:

1 (0 open slots)

Experience Required:

2 to 3 years volunteer experience


Dena Kilgore