2017 ACRM Conference

CLDR- Sponsored Young Investigators Panel: Secondary Analysis of Archived Datasets

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Saturday, October 28, 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM in Room 306

Four early career researcher recipients of the CLDR Travel Award for Secondary Analysis of Archived Studies will present their work as part of a CLDR sponsored symposium. This multidisciplinary session will highlight the importance of archiving and sharing data, as well as show how new knowledge that can be generated through secondary data analysis.

Congratulations to this year’s awardees:

  • Camille Brightwell, MS, PhD Student, University of Texas Medical Branch, "Diabetes Is Associated With Lower Limb Strength Decline in Hispanic Older Adults"
  • Jessica Jarvis, PhD, MT-BC, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago, "Positive Emotion, Cognition, and Disability in Activities of Daily Living Among Older Mexican Americans"
  • Elsa Lee, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Mount Sinai, "Changes in cognitive ability and depression after stroke – a longitudinal study of three racial groups"
  • Efi Polychronopoulou, MSc, PhD Student, University of Texas Medical Branch, "Effect of Polypharmacy on Cognitive Function in Community-dwelling Older Adults by Age Group"


Pilot Project Information

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Early Career Development Course (ECDC) 2017: Successful Interdisciplinary Research in Academics and Industry


Presenters: Monique Pappadis, PhD, M.Ed.; Ed Wirth; Theresa Pape, DrPH, MA CCC-SLP/L; Damien Bates, MD, PhD, MBA; Ayanna Howard, PHD; W. Scott Selbie, PhD; Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, CBIST, FACRM; Reza Ehsanian, MD, PhD; Ralph Nitkin, PhD; Brooks Wingo, PhD; Stuart Hoffman;  Shilpa Krishnan, PT, PhD; Amy Herrold, PhD;  Amol Karmarkar, PhD, MPH; Stephen Estes, PhD; Jennifer Iddings, PhD; Alexis Peterson, PhD; A. Cate Miller, PhD

Evidence for the use of Brain Gaming in Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment

1:30 – 2:45pm

Presenters: Sandra Kletzel, PhD; Pallavi Sood, PT, PhD; Xiaolei Hu, MD; PhD; Ahmed Negm, MD, MSc, PhD; Shilpa Krishnan, PT, PhD; Patricia Heyn, PhD, FGSA, FACRM

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Health Services Research Efforts within the ACRM: Part I


Presenters: James Graham, PhD, DC; Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD; Trudy Mallinson, PhD, OTR/L FAOTA, NZROT; Jason Beneciuk, DPT, PhD, MPH; Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FACRM; Natalie Leland, PhD, OTR/l, FAOTA; Amol Karmarkar, PhD, MPH

Health Services Research Efforts within the ACRM: Part II


Presenters: James Graham, PhD, DC; Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD; Addie Middleton, PhD, DPT; Amit Kumar, PT, PhD, MPH; Timothy Reistetter, PhD, OTR; Tracy Mroz, PhD, OTR/L; Chih-ying Li, PhD

Friday, October 27, 2017

Health Services Research Efforts within the ACRM: Part III


Presenters: James Graham, PhD, DC; Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD; Addie Middleton, PhD, DPT; Jill Massengale, ARNP; Clara Dismuke, PhD; Brian Downer, PhD

The Effects and Effectiveness of Structured Physical Activity at Varying Life Stages

10:30 – 11:45am

Presenters: Sonya Kim, PhD, CRC, BCB; Susan Ronan, PT, DPT, PCS; Janet Dolot, PT, DPT, DrPH, OCS; Allan Tyson, M.A.; Bonnie Marks, PsyD; Richard Traum, PhD; Shilpa Krishnan, PT, PhD; Patricia Heyn, PhD, FGSA, FACRM

LECTURE LUNCHEON: Neurodegenerative Diseases Luncheon - Moving Towards Patient Centered Neurodegenerative Diseases Research: European and USA Comparisons

12:00 – 1:30pm

Presenters: Mark Hirsch, PhD; Erwin van Wegen, PhD; Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, FACRM; Patricia Heyn, PhD, FGSA, FACRM; Hannes Devos, PhD; Shilpa Krishnan, PT, PhD; Michele York, PhD

Data Sharing in Rehabilitation research: Accessing National Spinal Cord Injury Database and SCIRehab data

2:30 – 3:45pm

Presenters: Yuying Chen, MD, PhD; James Graham, PhD, DC; Julie Gassaway, MS, RN; Shilpa Krishnan, PT, PhD

Leveraging Existing Data to Answer Novel Research Questions: Perspectives on Archiving and Using Research Data

2:30 – 3:45pm

Presenters: Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR; Rachel Ward, PhD, MPH; Addie Middleton, PhD, DPT

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Young Investigators Panel: Secondary Analysis of Archived Datasets

9:45 – 11:00am

Presenters: Camille Brightwell, MS; Jessica Jarvis, PhD, MT-BC; Elsa Lee, PhD; Efi Polychronopoulou, MSc

Trends in Pain Prevalence in Older Adult Americans; Findings from National Health and Aging Trends Study

9:45 – 11:00am

Presenters: Jaspreet Sodhi, PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences; Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD

Muscle Weakness and Functional Disability in a Nationally-Representative Sample of Ethnically Diverse Older Adults

9:45 – 11:00am

Presenters: Ryan McGrath, PhD; Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR; Brenda Vincent, MS; William Kraemer, PhD; Mark Peterson, PhD, MS

*For additional information, please visit the ACRM Conference Program

In addition, the CLDR is sponsoring a booth in the main exhibition hall at ACRM. Please stop by booth #403 and learn about the numerous resources available through the CLDR.

Travel Award for Secondary Data Analysis of Archived Studies

Category 3 Travel Award for Secondary Data Analysis of Archived Studies is a new opportunity for early career researchers, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to perform secondary analysis of data from studies in the Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy and research (ADDEP) repository. Award recipients will participate in the CLDR Symposium at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) annual conference. Funds, up to $2,500, will support conference registration, travel, and accommodations.

We are only targeting the following datasets for the current competition:

Application Process and Requirements

  1. Complete the Category 3 application and submit with all required components. No Letter of Intent is required. Category 3 Travel Award applications are due by July 15.
  2. Proposals will be reviewed by the Center's leadership and selection committee, and the top four proposals will be selected to participate in the ACRM meeting. The review process takes approximately 3 weeks.

Selection Criteria

  1. Proposal must include a research questions using one of the ADDEP datasets listed above.
  2. Significance of the research question and its relevance to rehabilitation and disability.
  3. Recipient must agree to adhere to all regulations regarding privacy and ethical conduct of research.
  4. Applicants should have research doctorate, relevant clinical degree, or be enrolled as a doctoral student working in a rehabilitation-oriented discipline.
  5. Recipients will be required to attend the ACRM conference.

Category 3 Application Components

Please submit a single document that includes the following components (not to exceed 2 pages, excluding biosketches):

  1. Personal Narrative (limit 50 words): Brief description of your research accomplishments, goals, and how this award will further your research career.
  2. Proposals: Follow the ACRM Abstract guidelines for Reports of Original Data.
Category 3 Application Form

Refer to the guidelines for specific headings and content information. Abstracts that do not follow this format will not be reviewed.

For additional information or questions about your proposal please contact us at: CLDR.info@utmb.edu 

The Center for Large Data Research and Data Sharing in Rehabilitation involves a consortium of investigators from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Cornell University, and the University of Michigan. The CLDR is funded by NIH - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, through the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. (P2CHD065702).