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APTA National - Awards Committee Member - Research Awards Subcommittee 2022

Signup Deadline: 08-16-2021
Starts: 01-01-2022
Ends: 01-01-2023


APTA's Awards Committee is seeking 3 members to serve a 2-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 2 times per year virtually. 

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

Note: All APTA appointed groups will conduct their work with the Association organizational values in mind and in the context of 1) APTA’s mission, vision and strategic plan, and 2) the potential for their work to have implications related to physical therapist assistants, women, diversity, and risk management.



Volunteers Needed:

3 (0 open slots)

Experience Required:

No experience


Alissa Patanarut