Shirley Ryan AbilityLab


Research Seminar Series

Posted By Rick Lieber


Mondays: 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Sky Lobby Auditorium, 10th floor, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Weekly in 10-week Sessions

2019 Fall Seminar Schedule


Oct 7
Richard L. Lieber, PhD and James Sliwa, DO
Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Medical Officer, Vice Presidents Shirley Ryan AbilityLab/Northwestern University Chicago, IL.
Translational Research at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab - Present and Future.

Oct 14
Linda Ehrlich-Jones, PhD, RN
Assistant Director, Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research, and Research Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, IL.
Roles of Peer Mentors in Assisting Employment for Persons with Physical Disabilities.
12th floor Conference Room I/J/K

Oct 21 No seminar (Society for Neuroscience 2019 Meeting, Chicago).

Oct 28
Haleh Karbasforoushan, MS, PhD Candidate
NRSA Research Fellow, Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, Chicago, IL.
Brainstem and Spinal Cord MRI identifies Altered Sensorimotor Pathways Post-Stroke.

Nov 4
Victor Rafuse, PhD
Professor, Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie University, Neural Development & Plasticity Laboratory, Halifax, NS, Canada.
Neuromuscular junction stability and plasticity in normal mice and in those with a gene mutation known to cause ALS.

Nov 11
Borna Bonakdarpour, MD, FAAN
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer Disease, The Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology, Northwestern University, IL.
Perturbations of Language Network Connectivity in Primary Progressive Aphasia.
12th floor Conference Room I/J/K

Nov 18
Jessica Rodriguez, SPT and Rebecca Ozaki, MSW
Northwestern University, Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellow 2019-2020 (JR) and Schweitzer Program Associate at Health & Medicine Policy Research Group.
Schweitzer Fellows Leaders in Service: Community Movement & Inclusive Care.

Nov 25
Laurel J. Buxbaum, Psy.D
Associate Director, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute; Director, Cognition and Action Laboratory, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute; Research Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, PA.
Beyond Hemiparesis: Deficits in Action Planning and Selection in Stroke.

Dec 2
James L. Cook, DVM, PhD, OTSC
William & Kathryn Allen Distinguished Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery; Director, Thompson Laboratory for Regenerative Orthopaedics & Mizzou BioJoint® Center; Chief, Orthopaedic Research Division, Missouri Orthopaedic Institute University of Missouri, MO.
Biologic Joint Restoration: Does it really work?

Dec 9
Allen Heinemann, PhD, ABPP, FACRM
Director, Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research; Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University, IL.
Clinicians’ and Users’ Evaluation of Wearable Exoskeletons for Mobility.

Dec 16
Bruce Damon, PhD
Professor, Departments of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
Quantitative MRI Biomarkers for Skeletal Muscle Disease.

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