Committees: Research

Research Committee


The purpose of the Research Committee is the collection, evaluation and selection of platform or poster research and special interest presentations for the Annual Conference; the selection of the Robert S. Salant Awards for the best research and special-interest presentations; the evaluation of applications/proposals for the Research Fund and recommendation of recipient(s) of monies from the fund; the provision of consultation to Chapter members in the clinical or academic communities who request assistance or advisement with research activities; and to facilitate clinical research in physical therapy throughout the state. The Research Committee is accountable to Board of Directors and consists of three members. The Vice President is an ex-officio member. The Chairperson is appointed by the Executive Committee. Anyone interested in this committee must demonstrate a willingness to devote time to the facilitation of PT research and a documented background in research (especially clinical applicable research) including presentation and publication. Doctorally prepared candidates should be given priority when possible.


Research committee vacancy

The Research Committee is currently seeking a new committee member to join the Research Committee starting July 1, 2017. 


The primary responsibilities of the Research Committee are to review abstracts for the Chapter Conference, organize and implement a research-related program at the Chapter Conference, review applications and recommend funding for the Arthur J. Nelson Research Designated Fund, and serve as consultants to chapter members for research activities. 


Responsibilities also may include other special projects related to objectives established by the committee.  Although members of the committee are often physical therapists who have earned advanced research degrees, membership is open to clinical experts who can provide input and clinical perspective when reviewing abstracts, grant applications, and when assessing the needs of the membership with regard to research mentorship.  Terms of appointment are 4 years.


If you are interested in being considered, please forward your resume or curriculum vitae electronically to  Further, feel free to contact a current member of the committee if you have any questions about service on the Research Committee.


Eric Lamberg, PT, EdD (Chair)                                               

Laura Z Gras, PT, DPT, DSc, GCS (In-coming chair)

Michael D. Ross PT DHS OCS                                     

Gary Brooks, PT, DrPH                                                  



Arthur J. Nelson Research Designated Fund

2017 Call for Research Designated Fund Application

Research Designated Fund Application Instructions
Research Designated Fund Biographical Information Form
Research Designated Fund Tax Liability Form
Research Plan Template

2015 NYPTA CONFERENCE - Albany, Ny

2015 Research Programming Conference Proceedings

2013 NYPTA Conference - Albany, NY (October 25 - 26, 2013)

2013 Research Programming Conference Proceedings

2012 NYPTA Conference - Rochester, NY ( October 18 -20, 2012)

2012 Research Programming Conference Proceedings

2011 NYPTA Conference - Rye, NY (October 28th - 29th, 2011)

2011 Research Programming Conference Proceedings

2010 APTAnj/NYPTA Conference - Atlantic City, NJ

2010 Research Programming Conference Proceedings

Robert Salant Awards

At each conference, members of the Research Committee select three outstanding platform or poster presenters who will receive a Robert Salant Award in the amount of $100.00

2015 Robert Salant Award Winners

2013 Robert Salant Award Winners

2012 Robert Salant Award Winners

2011 Robert Salant Award Winners
2010 Robert Salant Award Winners
2009 Robert Salant Award Winners
1995 - 2008 Robert Salant Award Winners


Note: In 2014 awards were not presented because a conference was not held. 

Research Committee Procedure Manual

Research Committee Procedure Manual

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Eric M. Lamberg
Committee Member
Gary Brooks
Committee Member
Laura Z. Gras
Committee Member
Michael D. Ross
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