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


Winter Quarter 2021: January 11 – March 22

The winter 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 (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Northwestern University, and Affiliates only), please contact Dr. Jose Pons, PhD

Jan 11 -- Going Virtual: Transitioning an Aphasia Treatment Study from In-Person to Online
Leora Cherney, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, FACRM
Scientific Chair, Think + Speak Lab; Coleman Foundation Chair; Director –Center for Aphasia Research and Treatment, SRAlab.
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Laura Kinsey, MS, CCC-SLP and Elissa Conlon, MS, CCC-SLP
Research Speech-Language Pathologist, Center for Aphasia Research and Treatment, SRAlab.

Jan 18 -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 25 -- Ethical considerations related to placebo use in vaccine trials.
Seema K. Shah, J.D.
Associate Professor, Founder’s Board Professor of Medical Ethics Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Associate Director of Research Ethics, Lurie Children’s Hospital

Feb 1 -- Spastic movement disorder. Does predictive coding provide any new insights?
Jens Bo Nielsen, MD, PhD, D.M.Sci
Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Head of Research, Elsass Foundation, Charlottenlund, Denmark

Feb 8 -- Emergency Department-Initiated Physical Therapy for Acute Low Back Pain
Howard S. Kim, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Feb 15 -- The mechanics of human limbs: how they are regulated by the nervous system and how they influence neural control
Eric Perreault, PhD
Chair of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering

Feb 22 -- Stroke Rehabilitation: In an Age of Personalized Care, Can One Size Fit All?
Steven Wolf, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Professor, Department of Rehabiliation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
Director, Program in Restorative Neurology (PROREN)

Mar 1 -- Comparing outcome measures in the field of SCI: Pre-clinical to clinical, clinical to clinical comparisons
Linda Jones, PT, PhD
Collaborating Faculty, Center for Outcomes and Measurement, Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences Thomas Jefferson University

Mar 8 -- (To be announced)
Zeeshan Butt, PhD
Associate Professor, Medical Social Sciences, Surgery (Organ Transplantation), & Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Director, Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes, Institute for Public Health and Medicine
Director, Outcomes Measurement and Survey Core, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Mar 15 -- A Novel Injectable Therapeutic for Peripheral Nerve Injury
MartinOudega, PhD
Professor, Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science and Physiology, Northwestern University
Research Scientist, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Research Health Scientist, Hines VA Hospital

Mar 22 -- Lessons in Leadership for Academics
Thomas Jackiewicz, MPH
President, Medical Center, The University of Chicago
Chief Operating Officer, UChicagoMedicine, The University of Chicago


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