Dr. Steve Wolf and his team featured in Your Fantastic Mind.

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Your Fantastic Mind is a TV series on the Georgia Public Broadcasting channel in collaboration with the Emory and the Brain Health Center. Now in its third year, it is produced and narrated by Emmy award-winner Jaye Watson. The series highlights a variety of topics and outstanding contributions to brain health. The episode, “Game Changers” features Dr. Steve Wolf and his team’s work on the use of vagus nerve stimulation to improve upper extremity function in chronic stroke patients. The trial was a double blind study that paired real or sham vagus nerve stimulation with task specific practice.

Watch the episode The Vagus Nerve which aired on Monday, April 25th at 8 pm in GPB. The series began locally and was televised on PBS. It has since expanded to viewing in 42 states.

Drs. Lena Ting, Trisha Kesar, Michael Borich and Madeleine Hackney featured in Your Fantastic Mind.

Your Fantastic Mind is a TV series on the Georgia Public Broadcasting channel in collaboration with the Emory and the Brain Health Center. Now in its third year, it is produced and narrated by Emmy award-winner Jaye Watson. The series highlights a variety of topics and outstanding contributions to brain health. The episode, “Game Changers” features Drs. Ting, Kesar, Borich and Hackney’s work on gait, balance and cognition measured through complex sensory information to understand, characterize, and assess mobility disorders. The research spans multiple disciplines from engineering to neurophysiology and biomechanics across highly skilled behaviors seen in dancers and athletes and impairments in neurological disorders to inform development of rehabilitation strategies to improve gait and balance.

The episode which aired on Monday, April 25th at 8 pm in GPB, shows Dr. Ting and her colleagues use a unique moving platform to study movement, human balance and gait, and measure the complex interplay of the nervous system and musculoskeletal system.

Douglas Ander, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Undergraduate Education for Emergency Medicine at Emory School of Medicine receive the Friend of PT Award.

Douglas S. Ander, MD is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Undergraduate Education for Emergency Medicine at Emory School of Medicine. He has been dedicated to Interprofessional Education for more than 10 years and serves as the Emory School of Medicine liaison to the Academic Health Programs.
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Major Gift to Strengthen Tech-Emory Neurorehabilitation Research

Major Gift to Strengthen Tech-Emory Neurorehabilitation Research

The McCallum Neurorehabilitation Training Program Announcement is being used with permission from College of Sciences at Georgia Tech, Communications.

Dr. Steve Wolf is a co-recipient of The 2022 Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award.

Dr. Steve Wolf is a co-recipient of The 2022 Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award.The 2022 Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award is received by Jesse Dawson, MB BCH, of University of Glasgow in Glasgow, UK, and co-authors for the abstract “Vagus Nerve Stimulation Paired With Rehabilitation For Upper Limb Motor Function After Ischaemic Stroke: Sub-group Analysis Of The Randomised, Blinded, Pivotal, Vns-Rehab Device Trial.” The award given by The American Heart Association recognizes Dr. Wolf and co-authors with the highest ranked abstract at the International Stroke Conference in the UK. The award honors Jesse Dawson, Charles Liu, Gerard E. Francisco, Steven C. Cramer, Steven L. Wolf, Anand Dixit, Jen Alexander, Rushna Ali, Benjamin Brown, Wuwei Feng, Lou DeMark, Steven Kautz, Arshad Majid, Michael Wayne O’Dell, David Pierce, Cecilia Prudente, Jessica Redgrave, Duncan Turner, Brent Tarver, and Teresa Jacobson Kimberley. The award is named for Dr. Paul Dudley White, who was a founding father of the American Heart Association and an early leader in preventive cardiology. The awarded abstract reflects Dr. White’s vision for global excellence in cardiovascular science and medicine.The awardees will be recognized on the International Stroke Conference 2022 award web page.

Dr. Sarah Blanton receive the 2022 Foundation for Physical Therapy Research Grant.

Dr. Sarah Blanton

Dr. Trisha M. Kesar

The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) has awarded the 2021 Paris Patla Physical Therapy Research Grant in the amount of $100,000 to Dr. Sarah Blanton. The funds will support the study titled, “Evaluation of a Carepartner-Integrated Telehealth Gait Rehabilitation Program for Persons with Stroke”. The study arises from the preliminary work from the PI’s (Sarah Blanton, PT, DPT) NIH-funded K23 project, which evaluated the feasibility of a web-based, family-focused upper extremity intervention for persons with stroke and their carepartners. Building upon the insights gained and promising results from engagement of the carepartner in upper extremity rehabilitation, the current research seeks to broaden the scope of our intervention and optimize post-stroke outcomes by pairing CARE-CITE with home-based gait and functional mobility training (CARE-CITE-Gait). Partnering with Co-I Trisha Kesar, PT, PhD’s expertise with measuring and treating post-stroke walking deficits, the proposed work will, for the first time, test CARE-CITE-Gait to determine its effects on functional mobility, physical activity, quality of life, and psychosocial outcomes in stroke survivors and their carepartners.
The FPTR research grant funding helps pioneer new treatments, show the efficacy of existing treatments, and define the value of physical therapy services for patients, payers, and providers alike.

Dr. Bruce Greenfield is selected to receive the 2022 Distinguished Educator in Physical Therapist Education Award.

The APTA Academy of Education’s Awards Committee has selected Dr. Bruce Greenfield as the recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Educator in Physical Therapist Education Award. The award recognizes Dr. Greenfield’s commitment and excellence in academic teaching in physical therapy education. With this award Dr. Greenfield joins an exclusive list of distinguished physical therapy educators in the country. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Greenfield is a senior fellow in the Emory University Center for Ethics, and affiliated faculty, Certificate Program Disability, Health and Culture. Dr. Greenfield served as the chair on the APTA Ethics and Judicial Committee, and he is also a founding editor of the Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation.
The award will be presented at the Academy’s Business Meeting in San Antonio, TX on Friday, February 4, 2022.

Dr. Sarah Caston has received the 2021 ACAPT Emerging Educator Award.

Connecting Learning, Well Being and Belonging, Humanities, and Clinical Care.

The Division of Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that Dr. Sarah Caston PT, DPT has received the 2021 ACAPT Emerging Educator Award. The award recognizes Dr. Caston’s contribution to scholarship, teaching, service, and administration/leadership. Read more