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HPA awards are an excellent way to acknowledge physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students who have contributed to the profession. Learn about HPA's awards below, and nominate a colleague by Nov. 15. 

Criteria & Details

 Questions? Unless noted otherwise, the awards program is overseen by the Nominating Committee. If you have questions regarding the process, please contact

HPA Outstanding Service Award

HPA Outstanding Service Award Application

Recent Recipients

Ira Gorman, PT, PhD (2020)

Kerry Wood, PT, DPT (2018)

Susan Roush, PT, PhD (2017)

Janice Kuperstein, PT, PhD, MSEd (2016)

Jill L Black (2015)

 Ed Dobrzykowski (2014)

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R. Charles Harker, Esq Policy Maker Award

R. Charles Harker, Esq Policy Maker Award Application

Recent Recipients:

Pauline Flesch, PT, MPS (2020)

Linda John, PT (2019)

Eva Norman, PT, DPT, CEEAA (2018)

Lisa Saladin, PT, PhD (2017)

Stephen M. Levine, PT, DPT, MSHA, FAPTA (2016)

Sandra Norby (2015)

Carolyn Bloom (2014)

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LAMPLighter Award

LAMPLighter Award Application

Recent Recipients:

Teresa Cochran, PT DPT, MA (2020)

Beth Sarfaty, PT, MBA (2019)

Amy Lafko, PT (2018)

Debbie Miller, PT, MBA, FACHE (2017) 

Stacey Zeigler, PT, DPT, MS, GCS (2016)

Anna Edwards (2015)

Jennifer Green-Wilson (2014)

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Global Health Special Interest Group (GHSIG) Award

The Dr. Ronnie Leavitt Award for Leadership in the Promotion of Social Responsibility in Physical Therapy

Recent Recipients:

Karin Schumacher, PT, BSPT, MPT (2020)

Celia Pechak, PT, PhD (2019)

Denise English, PT (2018)

Sue Klappa, PT, PhD (2017)  

Julia Chevan, PT, PhD, MPH, OCS (2016)

Jill Black (2015)

Alice Salzman (2014)

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HPA The Catalyst Technology and Innovation Award

HPA The Catalyst Technology and Innovation Award Application

Recent Recipients:

Michael Billings, PT, DHSc, MS (2020)

Matt Elrod, PT, DPT, MEd, NCS (2019) 

Daniel Vreeman, PT, DPT, MSc (2018)

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