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Exercise Guidance After a Cancer Diagnosis: Evidence and Logistics, July 2018, Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology, Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences; Associate Director of Population Sciences, Penn State Cancer Institute - July 2018

The Role of Mind-Body Medicine in the Rehabilitation of Cancer Patients on Active Treatment and their Family Caregivers, Kathrin Milbury, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - July 2018

Shifting healthcare paradigms: Strategies to improve survivorship costs, Amy Pastva, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Therapy Division, Senior Fellow, Center on Aging and Human Development, Duke University - June 2018

Trajectories of noncommunicable diseases in people with chronic disabilities, Mark Peterson, PhD, MS, FACSM, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Michigan - June, 2018

Current Research at the Ball State Human Performance Lab, Scott Trappe, PhD, John and Janice Fisher Professor of Exercise Science and Director of the Human Performance Laboratory Todd Trappe, PhD, Professor of Exercise Science Ball State University, January 2017

Integration of Pain Self-Management and Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain, Roy Coronado, PT, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch

Musculoskeletal Frailty in Aging, Obesity, and Neuromuscular Disabilities: Unraveling cause from Consequence, Mark Peterson, PhD, MS, FACSM Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Michigan -June 2016

The Role of Rehabilitation in Models of Preventative Care for Community Dwelling Older Adults, Jonathon Bean, MD, MS, MPH Director of New England GRECC VA & Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard University - March 2016 

Recovery of Locomotor and Balance Capability Using the Inherent Flexibility of the Post Stroke Nervous System, David A. Brown, PT, PhD, FAPTA Professor & Director, Rehabilitation Science PhD Program, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions, University of Alabama - October 2015 

Biomarkers and Undiagnosed Disease - Soham Al Snih, MD PhD Associate Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, July 2015

Addressing Food Insecurity and Health Disparities Through Research and Community Outreach, Daphne Hernandez, PhD Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Obesity, Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston - June, 2015

Exercise in Regenerative Medicine: Impact on Aging and Parkinson's Disease,  Marcas M. Bamman, PhD Professor, Physiology & Biophysics, Medicine & Nutrition Sciences; Director, Center for Exercise Medicine, University of Alabama - May 2015

Lowering the Barriers to Data Sharing: ICPSR and bioCADDIE, George Alter, PhD* Professor & Director, ICPSR, University of Michigan - April 2015

Practical Evaluations: Effective Collaborations Between Evaluators and Providers, Craig Thornton, PhD* Chief Strategy Officer, Mathematica Policy Research - January 2015

The Role of Post-Acute Care in Rising Health Care Costs, Melinda Buntin, PhD* Professor and Chair, Health Policy, Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN - December 2014

Therapeutic Effects of Exercise on Parkinson's Disease, Daniel M. Corcos, PhD Professor, Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University - November 2014

Home Health Agency Characteristics among Rehabilitation Therapy Provision among Medicare Beneficiaries, Tracy Mroz, PhD, OTR/L, Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington - November 2014

Creating Value in Health Care through Big Data, Joachim Roski, PhD, MPH* Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton - November 2014

Post-Acute Care: Moving Beyond the Silos, Barbara J. Gage, PhD, MBA* Managing Director, Engleburg Center for Health Care Reform Institute, The Brookings Institute - June 2014 

Upper Extremity Stroke Rehabilitation: Pointing the Finger to the Future, Steven L. Wolf, PhD, PT Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, Medicine, and Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine, Center of Rehabilitation Science - May 2014 

Exercise and Irisin: The Role of Intensity and Hypoxemia, Timothy Fairchild, BSc (Hons), PhD Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology & Exercise Science, Murdoch University, Perth Australia - April 2014

Neural Plasticity in Neurorehabilitation of TBI: Facilitating Functional Neural Repair, Theresa Pape, DPH MA Deputy Associate Chief of Staff & Clinical Neuroscientist Research & Development Service, Edward Hines Jr. VAH - March 2014

Life after Rehab: Transformative Exercise for People with Existing and Newly Acquired Disability, James H. Rimmer, PhD Professor, Health Promotion & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Alabama - March 2014

Back Pain in the Medicare Population, Leighton Chan, MD, MPH Chief, Rehabilitation Medicine, NIH Clinical Center - May 2013

Neuroprosthetic Tools for Repair of the Injured Brain, Randolph Nudo, PhD Director, Landon Center on Aging; Professor, University of Kansas Med Center, April 2013

Development of a Functional Status Quality Metric, Presenter: Anne Deutsch, PhD, RN Clinical Research Scientist, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago - April 2013

State of the Art in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Therapeutic Applications of Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD Professor, Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Director, Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation - April, 2012

Maintaining Mobility in Old Age: The Role of Physical Activity, Jack Guralnik, MD, PhD, MPH Professor, Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland SOM, April 2012

The University of Florida PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science & Assistive Technology Research, William C. Mann, OTR, PHD Director & Chair Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation, University of Florida - October 2011 

Optimizing Protein Through the Healthspan, November 2016

UTMB hosted a symposium featuring national nutrition experts, supported by the Department of Nutrition and Metabolism and the Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition

Translating Research into Practice for Infants and Children - Keli Hawthorne, MS, RD, Director of Clinical Research, Dept. of Pediatrics, Dell Medical School

Protein, Particularly at Breakfast, on Appetite, Satiety, and Weight Management - Heather Leidy, PhD, Purdue University

Protein, Muscle Inactivity: Protecting Muscle Health During Aging - Doug Paddon-Jones, PhD, UTMB

Dietary Protein in Weight Loss - Stuart Phillips, PhD, McMaster University

Practical Advice for Performance - Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD Sports Dietitian Atlanta Hawks

Physician's Perspective in Aging - Elena Volpi, MD, PhD, UTMB


Rehabilitation Research using Large Datasets: Issues and Methods, October 2013

This symposium, held in Galveston, focused on issues and methods related to research using large administrative and population databases. It provided an opportunity for investigators of various backgrounds to gain an understanding of the challenges and benefits associated with large database research. CRRLD pilot studies were also presented. Co-sponsored by the CRRLD (R24 grant)

Proposed Reporting Guidelines for Research Using Large Datasets - Anne Deutsch, PhD, RN, CRRN Clinical Research Scientist, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; Research Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University

Instrumental Variables and Propensity Scores: a Comparison of Assumptions, Arguments, and Empirical Findings - Paul Hebert, PhD Research Associate Professor, Health Services, University of Washington; Core Investigator and Economist, Seattle Veterans Affairs

Hierarchical Data Structures to Evaluate State and Federal Policy Changes - Vince Mor, PhD Florence Pirce Grant Professor in Health Services, Policy & Practice, Brown University; Research Health Scientist, Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center


Comparative Effectiveness Research with Population-Based Data, July 2012

This conference, held at Rice University in Houston, was a collaborative endeavor among comparative effectiveness research (CER) groups in Texas. Nationally renowned experts discussed strategies for analyzing large population databases to conduct CER. Pilot studies and preliminary results were presented from two multi-investigator projects – CRRLD and CERCIT. Co-sponsored by the CRRLD (R24 grant) Collapse all

Statistical Methods to Address Confounding When Using Large Health Care Databases for Comparative Effectiveness Research - M. Alan Brookhart, PhD Associate Professor, Epidemiology, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Use of Geographic Variation to Estimate Effectiveness With Nonrandomized Data - Mary Beth Landrum, PhD Professor, Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

Rigorous Quasi-Experimental Comparative Effectiveness Research Study Design - Matthew Maciejewski, PhD Professor, Medicine, Duke University; Director, Health Economics & Policy, Center for Health Services Research, Durham VA Medical Center