Shirley Ryan AbilityLab


Research Seminar Series

Posted By Rick Lieber


Mondays: 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Sky Lobby Auditorium, 10th floor, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab


10 Weekly Sessions

2020 Fall Quarter


Fall Quarter: September 14 – December 14

The fall quarter seminar series will be held in a webinar format only. No in-person viewing rooms are reserved. Zoom webinar links will be shared via weekly announcement emails and calendar invitations. If you would like to be added to the distribution list, please contact Miriam Rafferty, DPT, PhD

Sept 14-- Post-acute Rehabilitation: Using Research to Influence Federal Health Policy
Addie Middleton, DPT, PhD, Clinician Scientist, New England Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Boston Healthcare System

Sept 21 -- Structural and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Human Skeletal Muscle
Bruce Damon, PhD Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Director, Chemical and Physical Biology PhD Program, Vanderbilt University

Sept 28 -- Community Stakeholder Engagement in Clinical & Translational Research: Introduction to Concepts, Methods, & Resources
Namratha Kandula, MD, MPH Associate Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Co-Director Implementation Science and Community Engagement Core C-STAR P2C Co-Director, Center for Community Health, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Oct 5 -- Maximizing Gait and Function through Targeted Exercise Prescription in Cerebral Palsy
Noelle G. Moreau, PhD, PT Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Oct 12 -- Skeletal Muscle Fibrosis: Barrier to Function and Regeneration
Lucas R. Smith, PhD Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis Department of Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior and Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Oct 19 -- Teaching for Equity: Our Collective Stake in Racial Justice
Tema Okun Ph.D. and Krista Robinson-Lyles Ph.D. Teach.Equity.Now.; Hope Education Group; Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice, Durham, NC.

Oct 26 -- Automated Video Analysis of Motor Impairments
Luca Lonini, PhD Research Scientist II, Senior Data Scientist, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Nov 2 -- New Developments in the Study of Consolidation of Motor Skill Learning
Leonardo Cohen, MD Senior Investigator, Human Cortical Physiology and Neurorehabilitation Section, NINDS

Nov 9 -- Current Controversies in Spasticity
Steven Kirshblum, MD Senior Medical Officer, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation – West Orange Campus Professor and Chairman of the Department of PM&R and Director of the Spinal Cord Medicine Fellowship Program at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Nov 16 -- A Less Artificial Intelligence
Andreas Tolias, PhD Professor and Brown Foundation Endowed Chair of Neuroscience; Founder and Director of Center for Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence; Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University Houston, Texas

Nov 23 -- Thanksgiving Week

Nov 30 -- What are the Critical Next Steps for Getting Brain Stimulation Methods into Stroke Rehabilitation Practice? Lessons Learned from Depression
Mark S. George, MD Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology and Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina Layton McCurdy Endowed Chair; Director, Brain Stimulation Division, Psychiatry Staff Psychiatrist, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC

Dec 7 -- The Center for Bionic Medicine: Developing Advanced Prototypes for Clinical Testing and Commercial Translation
Levi Hargrove, PhD Scientific Chair, The Regenstein Foundation Center for Bionic Medicine (CBM) Director, Neural Engineering for Prosthetics and Orthotics Lab Associate Professor, Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Enginneering, Northwestern University

Dec 14 -- A Vision of our Scientific Future
Richard Lieber, PhD; Leora Cherney, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS; Monica Perez, PT, PhD; Jose Pons, PhD Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Scientific Chairs


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