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 2016-2017 Rehabilitation Science Seminar schedules here:  Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.

Fall 2017 Rehabilitation Science Seminars will meet noon – 1 p.m. in the  McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium

9-13 – CANCELLED due due to Hurricane Irma
Ranu Jung, PhD
Professor and Wallace H. Coulter Eminent Scholars Chair
of Biomedical Engineering
Florida International University
“Biohybrid Systems for Restoring Function after Trauma.”
9-13-17 Flyer_Cancelled

Joshua F. Yarrow, MS, PhD
Research Health Scientist
Center of Innovation on Disability & Rehabilitation Research
Malcom Randall VA Medical Center
Assistant Scientist
Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology
University of Florida
“Preclinical Approaches to Neuromusculoskeletal Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury.”
9-27-17 Flyer

Karen W. Hegland, PhD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor
Director, Upper Airway Dysfunction Lab
Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
University of Florida
“The Role of Airway Sensation in the Development of Swallow, Cough, and Speech Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease.”
10-11-17 Flyer

Gammon M. Earhart, PT, PhD
Director of the Program in Physical Therapy
Professor of Physical Therapy, Neurology, Neuroscience
Washington University
“Movement Matters: Exercise, Rehabilitation and Parkinson Disease.”

10-25-17 Flyer

Demetra D. Christou, PhD, FAHA
Associate Professor
Director, Integrative Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory
Dept. of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology
University of Florida
“Acute and Chronic Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Cardiovascular Function.”
11-8-17 Flyer