Congratulations to the 2016 Grant Recipients!

The American Hand Therapy Foundation is proud to announce our 2016 Grant Recipients! Please send congratulations!

Judy Bell Krotoski Grab the Evidence Grant for Fundamental Research and Evidence-based Studies:

  • Corey McGee, PhD, MS, OTR/L, CHT and Ann Van Heest, MD from the University of Minnesota received the Judy Bell Krotoski Grab the Evidence Grant for Fundamental Research and Evidence-based Studies for their proposal, entitled “Graded Motor Imagery for Women at Risk for Developing Type I CRPS following Closed Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures: A Pilot Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial.”

Burkhalter New Investigator Grant for Clinical Research in Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation:

  • Joseph M. Day PhD, PT, OCS, of the University of Alabama, and co-investigators Barry Dale, PhD, PT, ATC, OCS, Jeremy Fletcher DPT, OCS, Coral Gubler PhD, PT, ATC, Ann Lucado PhD, PT, CHT received the Burkhalter New Investigator Grant for Clinical Research in Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation for their project entitled: “The Effect of Scapular Muscle Strengthening on Functional Recovery in Patients with Lateral Epicondylalgia.”

Selected for funding by ASHT:
Selected projects for The Founders Grant for Research in Hand Therapy were:
(This year, funding was increased from $5,000 to $10,000, made possible through collaboration between the ASHT and AHTF!)

  • Neha Dewan PT, PhD Candidate and Joy MacDermid, PT, PhD, from the McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada received first place and were the winners of the 2016 Founders Grant for Research in Hand Therapy with their project: “Home safety leading to bone safety: Validation and feasibility testing for using GoPro video-technology to assess home fall risk in women following distal radius fracture”.
  • Folarin Babatunde PT, PhD Candidate, also McMaster University, mentored by Joy MacDermid, for the project “Physiotherapist-delivered internet-based behavior change intervention (i-bci) for managing psychosocial problems after a distal radius fracture: a pilot and feasibility study”
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