American Hand Therapy Foundation Inc

aka AHTF   |   Lexington, KY   |  https://www.ahtf.org

Mission

The mission of the American Hand Therapy Foundation is to fund clinical and scientific research and education in order to advance the practice of hand therapy and quality of patient care throughout the world.

Ruling year info

1990

Executive Director

Dawn Briskey CAE

Main address

P.O. Box 21992

Lexington, KY 40522 USA

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EIN

35-1796130

NTEE code info

Nerve, Muscle, Bone Research (H50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (G12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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ASHT Founders Award

Promotes meaningful research in hand therapy through the funding of one or more grants awarded annually. Eligibility for this award includes clinicians, graduate students, or tenured/nontenured faculty at accredited occupational/physical therapy programs are eligible for the award.

Population(s) Served

The purpose of the award is to support scientific clinical research in the field of hand and upper limb rehabilitation. Preference is given to applicants who are novice occupational or physical therapist investigators.

Authors are encouraged to submit research projects that address the AHTF research priorities published in the Journal of Hand therapy (Reference: MacDermid et al, (2002). A research agenda for hand therapy J. Hand Therapy, 15(1), 3-15).

Population(s) Served

This grant supports the growing need to fund basic research science and evidence based studies in hand and upper limb rehabilitation.The purpose of the award as designed is to serve as a catalyst for a skilled researcher and/or research team to develop their role as principal investigators and to provide seed money for procurement of larger external funding. Hand fellowship students may apply when supported by a faculty member in an occupational or physical therapy program.

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Financials

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American Hand Therapy Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 4/26/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Greg Pitts, MS, OTR/L, CHT

Jim King, OTR, MA, CHT

Elaine Fess, MS, OTR, FAOTA, CHT

Caroline Stegink Jansen, PT, PhD, CHT

Dorit Aaron, OTR, MA, CHT, FAOTA

April Cowan, OTR, OTD, CHT

Michael Epstein, MD

Mia Erickson, PT, EdD, CHT, ATC

Gary Solomon, MBA, MS, OTR/L, CHT

Barbara Winthrop, OTR, MA, CVE, CHT, FAOTA

Kim McVeigh, MBA, OTR/L, CHT