The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research has over 40 years of funding research and developing researchers to optimize movement and health. The Foundation has provided more than $1,000,000 in funding each year to promising research and researchers based on a rigorous peer-review process. 

Current Rehabilitation Science PhD student Ellen Sutter, PT, DPT is a 2020 recipient of the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) PODS I Scholarship. The award is for Ms. Sutter's work exploring brain development in infants who have experienced a stroke. Ms. Sutter is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) graduate program. She is advised by Dr. Bernadette Gillick.

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