Thursday, October 27, 2016

Model Systems Researchers to Present at the 93rd Annual American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference

Updated 11/18/16: Model Systems researchers participated in the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) 93nd Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, October 30-November 4, 2016. Model Systems researchers who have submitted conference presentations to the MSKTC are listed below. Additional information can be found in the conference program.

Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System 
  • Cindy Nowinski, MD, PhD; Allen Heinemann, PhD, FACRM; Susan Magasi, PhD; and J. Slotkin presented the workshop, “NIH Toolbox: State of the Art Outcome Measures for Rehabilitation Practice and Research.”
  • Allen Heinemann, PhD, FACRM; Leighton Chan, MD, MPHD, FACRM; Helen Hoenig, MD, OT, MPH; and Glenn Collins presented the symposium, “How to Get Published: Authorship, Reporting Guidelines, Reviewing in Medical Rehabilitation.
  • Anne Deutsch, PhD; Allen Heinemann, PhD, FACRM; John Loft, PhD; and Laura Smith, PhD presented the symposium, “Quality Measure Developments in Medical Rehabilitation."
  • David Cella, PhD; Allen Heinemann, PhD, FACRM; Pamela Kisala, MA; David Tulsky, PhD; and David Victorson, PhD presented the symposium, “What do SCI-QOL scores mean? Applying the “Bookmarking” Standard-Setting Methodology in a Rehabilitation Context.”
Moss Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

  • Tessa Hart, PhD, project director at Moss Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, organized and spoke at a symposium, “Adapting behavioral health interventions for cognitively impaired populations.” She also spoke at a symposium organized by Co-Director John Whyte, MD, PhD, “You can only treat what you can define: Specifying rehabilitation treatment targets;” co-authored 3 posters; and assumed her role as newly elected Secretary of the Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group. 
  • John Whyte, MD, MPH presented in a symposium, "Individualized Quantitative Behavioral Assessment in Patients with Disorders of Consciousness."
  • Amanda Rabinowitz, PhD presented a poster as a first-time ACRM attendee.

National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center 
  • Yuying Chen, MD, director of the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center presented the poster, "Analysis of Racial Differences in Weight Change of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury over 5 years. In addition, she presented, "Demographic and Injury Trends of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in the United States, 1972-2014." Dr. Chen presented a four-hour instructional course, "Understanding Obesity and Pain after Spinal Cord Injury Through Preclinical, Qualitative and Epidemiologic Research." She also presented a symposium, "Advancing Knowledge on Spinal Cord Injury research through the use of comparable databases."
New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center Model System
  • Bethlyn Houlihan, MSW, MPH, Associate Director of the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (NERSCIC) Model System, presented a poster, "My Care My Call; a Peer-Led, Telephone-based Intervention for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury Improves Self-Management Behaviors."
The Rocky Mountain Regional Brain Injury System
  • Robert Kowalski, MD, MPH presented, “The role of ischemic stroke on outcome in moderate to severe traumatic brain injury.”  
  • Jessica Ketchum, PhD presented, “Annual Raking and Weighting of the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems National Database of Enhanced Population Estimation and Inference.” 
  • Christina Baker presented the poster, “Internet and Social Media Use After Traumatic Brain Injury.”  
Rusk Rehabilitation Traumatic Brain Injury Model System 
  • Tamara Bushnik, PhD presented the instructional course, "Fatigue, Impaired Alertness and Daytime Sleepiness in Traumatic Brain Injury."
  • Joseph Adams, PT, DPT, NCS; Tara Denham, MA, PT; Steven Flanagan, MD; Felicia Fraser, PhD; Neera Kapoor, OD, MS, FAAO, FCOVD-A; Sanjeev Kothare, MD; Donna Langenbahn, PhD, FACRM; Yuka Matsuzawa, PsyD; Mia Minen, MD, MPH; Geraldine Pagnotta, MPT, MPH; Mia Palazzo, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT; John Rizzo, MD; Edna Schneider, MA, CC-SLP; Mara Sproul, RN, MPA, CRRN, RN-BC; and Margaret Waskiewicz, MS, OTR/L presented the instructional course, "Concussion and the Road to Recovery: Navigating Obstacles, Overcoming Challenges, and Striving for Tailored Multi-Disciplinary Care."
  • Ellen Hada; Michael Juszczak; Coralynn Long, MS; Michelle Smith, MPH; S Shagalow; and Tamara Bushnik, PhD presented, "A Demographic Analysis of the Barriers and Supporters of Enrollment for Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) Research."
  • Michelle Smith, MPH; Coralynn Long, MS; and Tamara Bushnik, PhD presented the poster, "Supporting Factors for Follow-up Care in TBI Patients Post-Inpatient Discharge."
  • Michelle Smith, MPH; G Reimann; Coralynn Long, MS; Barbara Siminovich-Blok, ND, MS; and Tamara Bushnik, PhD presented, "A Center-Specific Demographic Analysis of Barriers to Retention in Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) Research."
South Florida SCI Model System
  • Mark S. Nash, Ph.D., FACRM, co-director of the South Florida SCI Model System, presented, "The Significance of Cardiometabolic Disease on Health and Function after Spinal Cord Injury" at a special symposium examining the Impact of Systemic Metabolism on Spinal Cord Function.
University of Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Model System
  • Denise Tate, PhD, the project’s principal investigator at the University of Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Model System, presented the poster, “Complications to Neurogenic Bowel and Bladder after Spinal Cord Injury: The Military Veteran’s Perspective.” She and other grant investigators from the University of Michigan were also co-authors on two other poster presentations, “Utilizing a Response Shift Model to Explain Quality of Life Following Spinal Cord Injury” and “The Impact of a Wellness Program on Persons with a Spinal Cord Injury.”
University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury 
  • Lynn Worobey, PhD; Alicia Koontz, PhD; Nathan Hogaboom, BS; presented the symposium, “Independent Transfers: Why Technique is Important, How to Teach it, and Does Training Change it?                                
  • Deepan Kamaraj, MD presented the symposium, “A Comprehensive Review of Adult and Child Powered Mobility Driving Assessments and Training Interventions”
  • Lynn Worobey, PhD presented the paper, “Effects of Web-Based and In-Person Transfer Training on Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury”
  • Nathan Hogaboom, BS presented the paper, “Relationship Between Power-Wheelchair Skills And Measures Of Independence And Mobility In People With Spinal Cord Injury.”
  • Lynn Worobey, PhD presented the poster, “Clinician Competency with Wheelchair Maintenance and the Efficacy of a Wheelchair Maintenance Training Program”
  • Nathan Hogaboom, BS presented the poster, “Wheelchair Breakdowns, Adverse Consequences, and Pressure Ulcer Development in People with Spinal Cord Injury”
  • Deepan Kamaraj, MD presented the poster “Discriminative Ability Of The Quantitative Electric Powered Wheelchair Driving Metrics In VRSIM-2” and won an award for the poster.

University of Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Model System
  • Daniel Klyce, PhD; Charles Bombardier, PhD; and Jeanne Hoffman, PhD presented a symposium, "Research on Early Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury: From Acute Rehabilitation to One Year Post-Injury."
  • Charles Bombardier, PhD; Jesse Fann, MD; Dawn Ehde, PhD; Rina Reyes, MD; and Jeanne Hoffman, PhD presented the poster, "Collaborative care for Pain, Depression and Physical Inactivity in an Outpatient SCI Clinic: the SCI-CARE Study."

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