The Section on Research is a component of the American Physical Therapy Association
Welcome to the Section on Research (SOR) website! We have spent a considerable amount of time and energy improving this site over the past year, but we are always looking for ways improve. If you have a comment or suggestion, we welcome your feedback. As you take a few moments to browse the pages, links, and resources I would like to draw your attention to a few new programs.
The Section on Research serves to facilitate the best practice of physical therapy through enhancement of the quality, dissemination, and utilization of research. Within the Section, there are a number of special interest groups that are focused on particular aspects of the research process. I encourage you to become actively involved in the Section and/or one of these groups. If you are unsure about how you might be able to contribute, please send us an email.
On this site, you will find a number of resources dedicated to improving access and collaboration between clinician/scientists. One interesting new resource is our lab directory, which will provide information on many of the active laboratories and research groups throughout the country. If you have not registered your laboratory or group, please do so now. We also have a new Traveling Fellows program, which is designed to provide travel support for individuals attempting to learn a new technique or start a new collaboration with a distant laboratory. There are additional resources for funding opportunities, online databases, and future meetings.
A key benefit of becoming a SOR member is opportunity to interact and network with other members. There are a number of ways to take advantage of this opportunity; attending our retreat, our annual business meeting, or volunteering for a committee or task force. One of the best ways to stay current on SOR events is to subscribe to our newsletter or Facebook page.
I appreciate the opportunity to serve the SOR as your president. Please contact me or any member of the executive committee if you have any questions or comments concerning the Section.
Samuel R. Ward, PT, PhD
President, Section on Research
The mission of the Section on Research is to facilitate the best practice of physical therapy through enhancement of the quality, dissemination, and utilization of research.
The Section on Research, through education, advocacy, and networking, will empower both clinicians and researchers to generate, disseminate, and translate physical therapy-related research that will guide best clinical practice.
3.2 Travel Fellowships