imPacT 2018 | Award, Scholarship & Grants


Presented by: Physical Therapy Association of Georgia & Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy
Saturday, April 7, 2018    12:45pm - 1:45pm  •  The Classic Center    Atrium 

PTAG Member Awards

PTAG Research Awards & Grants

Achievement in Education
Anne Kilpatrick Lorio, PT, DPT, NCS

David Belcher Award (Vendor Award)
Bill Patella

Horizon Award
Deanna Hortman Camilo, PT, DPT, OCS

Merit Award for Exceptional Service &
RM Barney Poole, PT, DPT, FAPTA, AT-Ret

Outstanding Outgoing Board Member
Stephen W. Seward, PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS

Outstanding Physical Therapist Award
Rhett Roberson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Student Research Award
Title: Varying Degrees of Atrophy Among Individual Quadriceps
Muscles Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Investigator: Jake C. Jensen, SPT
Co-investigator(s): Ashley L. Miller, SPT; Katelyn N. Corbin, SPT;
Jason Y. Kawamura, SPT; Ravi G. Patel, SPT; Kyle E. Hammond, MD;
John W. Xerogeanes, MD; Liang-Ching Tsai, DPT, PhD
School: Georgia State University, Department of Physical Therapy
Emory University, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Research Grant Recipients
Title: Efficacy of Current Rehabilitative Approaches in Adolescents
following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery
Investigator: Ashley Miller, SPT
Co-investigator(s): Christopher Hendley, DPT; Liang-Ching Tsai, PhD;
Cynthia Chambliss; Kristin Lauterbach; Jake Jensen; Jonathan Brown
School: Georgia State University, Department of Physical Therapy

Title: Bilateral Training versus Mirror Therapy for Upper-Extremity
Treatment Post-Stroke: Pilot Study
Investigator: Mary Thigpen, PT, PhD
Co-investigator(s): Kathye Light PT, PhD; Christy Brimmer, DPT
School: Brenau University

Title: Family Assessment of Depression after Stroke (FADS)
Investigator: Sarah Blanton, PT, DPT, NCS
Co-investigator(s): Samir Belagaje, MD; Deborah Korzan, SPT;
Sandra Dunbar, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN;
Patricia Clark, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
School: Emory University, Department of Rehabilitation,
Division of Physical Therapy

RMBP Leadership Academy
Award & Scholarships

GFPT Scholarships & Research Grants

Outstanding Leadership Award
Joesph Donnelly, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT     

Student PT Scholarship(s)
Schuyler Bentzel, SPT
Mercer University

Darius Gonzalez, SPT
Mercer University

Ravi G. Patel, SPT
Georgia State University

GFPT Student PT Scholarship(s): 
Ravi G. Patel, SPT
Georgia State University

Mary Alice White, SPT
Emory University

GFPT Student PTA Scholarship(s):
Caroline Billman, SPTA
Athens Technical College

GFPT Research Grant(s)
Title: Quadricep Muscle Function & Knee Loading following Quadriceps
Tendon Autograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: 
Comparison to the Gold Standard Patella Tendon Autograft
Investigator: Liang-Ching Tsai, PT, PhD
Co-investigator(s): Ashley L. Miller, SPT; Katelyn N. Corbin, SPT;
Kyle Hammond, MD; Mark Lyle, PT, PhD; Gordon Warren, PhD;
John W. Xerogeanes, MD
School: Georgia State University & Emory University

Congratulations, Award, Scholarship & Grant Recipients