Rehabilitation Science Seminars

Biweekly Rehabilitation Science Seminars are designed to foster interdisciplinary discussions and collaborations. The lecture series include both local and external experts in rehabilitation related research, with a primary emphasis on neuromuscular plasticity. This forum provides the students an opportunity to get familiar with research activities at the University of Florida and Rehabilitation Centers and Institutes across the country. Following the presentations, students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are given an opportunity to meet with the speakers and discuss research ideas and projects. View the 2016 Rehabilitation Science Seminar schedules here:  Fall 2016 and Spring 2016.

Spring 2017 Rehabilitation Science Seminars will meet noon – 1 p.m. in either the  McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium or in Communicore C1-11

1-11 @ Communicore C1-11
Russell Hepple, PhD
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Florida
“The Role of Denervation in Driving Skeletal Muscle Impact in Smoking-related Disease.”
1-11-17 Flyer

1-25 @ MBI DeWeese Auditorium
Todd Manini, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Aging and Geriatric Research
Division of Career Development and Education and
Division of Clinical Research
University of Florida
“Lessons from the LIFE Study: A Randomized Trial of Physical Activity to Prevent Major Mobility Disability in Vulnerable Older Adults.”
1-25-17 Flyer

2-8 @ MBI DeWeese Auditorium
Donovan Lott, PT, PhD, CSCS
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Florida
“Strengthening Exercise: Damaging or Therapeutic?”
2-8-17 Flyer

2-22 @ MBI DeWeese Auditorium –
Jacob McPherson, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Florida International University
“Altered Neuromodulatory Drive Post-stroke: Evidence and Implications.”
2-22-17 Flyer

3-22 @ MBI DeWeese Auditorium
Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA

Professor and Chair
Department of Occupational Therapy
University of Florida
“The Science, Practice, and Future  of Driving Rehabilitation.”
3-22-17 Flyer

3-29 @ MBI DeWeese Auditorium
Linda Resnik, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Research Career Scientist
Providence VA Medical Center
Professor (Research)
Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice
Brown University
“Health Services Research: Reshaping the Rehabilitation Research Agenda to Improve Health Care Quality and Decision-making.”
3-29-17 Flyer