MARJORY W. JOHNSON PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH PROGRAM FUND

Purpose

To support undergraduate research that advances our knowledge of prevention, evaluation and treatment of movement related injury and disease. Students in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Community and Therapeutic Recreation, Kinesiology or Public Health Education who plan to attend physical therapy school are eligible to apply.

Eligibility
  • Undergraduate students from Communication Sciences and Disorders, Community and Therapeutic Recreation, Kinesiology or Public Health Education who plan to attend physical therapy school;
  • Undergraduate students who propose a research project on some aspect of prevention, evaluation and treatment of movement related injury and disease across the lifespan.
Marjory W. Johnson

Marjory W. Johnson received a B.S. in Physical Education from Woman's College in 1943. She earned a Certificate in Physical Therapy from Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital in 1944. She was as Lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps between 1944-46; she served as a polio physical therapist at the Moore County NC Hospital in Pinehurst, NC in 1946. She was Chief of Physical Therapy at the Rochester Rehabilitation Center, Rochester, NY, between 1948-1961. She served as a faculty member in the Division of Physical Therapy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1961 until her retirement in 1985.

Application cover sheet

  • UNC Genie Transcript
  • Type written proposal for research project to include:
    o Methods used to achieve goals.
    o Detailed budget for use of funds
    o Overall project timeline
  • A letter of support from a departmental faculty member who will supervise the research project. This letter should be submitted electronically, but may be emailed separately.