Foundation for Physical Therapy Announces New Board Members
The Foundation for Physical Therapy, Alexandria, Va, recently announced the appointment of two new members to its 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,” says William G. Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, FAPTA, FAAOMPT, foundation board of trustees president and chair.
Delitto is a professor and associate dean of research in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), Pittsburgh, Pa. He also serves as chair of the department of physical therapy, director of research for the Comprehensive Spine Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and vice president for education and research centers for rehabilitation services (formerly CORE Network).
Delitto’s relationship with the foundation includes serving as a member of its Scientific Review Committee, the Scientific Advisory Committee, and the Doctoral Research Awards Committee. He played a part in the establishment of the foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee and served a principal investigator of the foundation-funded Clinical Research Center at Pitt. Delitto has also led his students in the foundation’s annual Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge.
Paris is the founding president and chancellor of the board of trustees of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, Fla. He has been involved in research, clinical practice, and teaching in the area of orthopedic and manual physical therapy throughout his career, with a focus on the spine. Paris has helped 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.
Members of the foundation’s board of trustees aim to aid in the growth and development of the organization and its mission of funding physical therapy research. Board members reportedly provide leadership in developing official policies, direct all business and financial affairs for the foundation, and promote its fundraising activities.
Source: Foundation for Physical Therapy