Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Delitto of the University of Pittsburgh Physical Therapy Program
ALEXANDRIA, VA, (February 3, 2012) – The Foundation for Physical Therapy is pleased to announce the appointment of 2 new members to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees: Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD, FAPTA, and Stanley Paris, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FAAOMPT.
“The Foundation is excited to welcome Dr Delitto and Dr Paris onto our Board of Trustees. Their combined expertise and passion for the physical therapy profession will be an asset to the future growth of the Foundation,” said Foundation Board of Trustees President and Chair William G. Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, FAPTA, FAAOMPT.
Dr Anthony Delitto is professor and associate dean of research in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also chair of the department of physical therapy, director of research for the Comprehensive Spine Center at UPMC, as well as vice president for Education and Research Centers for Rehabilitation Services (formerly CORE Network). He is the author of numerous publications and the recipient of many honors and awards. Dr Delitto has had a long-standing relationship with the Foundation, serving as a member of the Foundation’s Scientific Review Committee, the Scientific Advisory Committee, and the Doctoral Research Awards Committee. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee, and also served as principal investigator of the Foundation-funded Clinical Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Additionally, Dr Delitto has supported the Foundation over the years by successfully leading his students in the Foundation’s annual Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge.
Dr Stanley Paris is the founding president and member of the Board of Trustees of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Florida. During his career, Dr Paris has continually been involved in research, clinical practice, and teaching in the area of orthopedic and manual physical therapy, with a focus on the spine. He has published more than 40 articles in physical therapy, medical, and osteopathic journals, as well as a book titled, The Spinal Lesion. He is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the World Confederation for Physical Therapy’s 2011 Mildred Elson Award, the top honor in physical therapy. Dr Paris has also had a long-time relationship with the Foundation for Physical Therapy. He often has gone above and beyond in helping to support the Foundation by making it a beneficiary of his own personal pursuits, including swimming the English Channel to raise awareness and donations for physical therapy research.
The Foundation’s Board of Trustees plays an important role in the growth and development of the organization and its mission of funding physical therapy research. Board members provide leadership in developing official policies, direct all business and financial affairs for the Foundation, and actively promote its fundraising activities.
The Foundation for Physical Therapy was established in 1979 as a national, independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality and delivery of physical therapy care by providing support for scientifically-based and clinically- relevant physical therapy research, and doctoral scholarships and fellowships.
Contributions to the Foundation for Physical Therapy are tax-deductible and can be made online at Foundation4PT.org or sent to its headquarters at 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. For more information, e-mail Foundation@apta.org, or call 800/875-1378.