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Congratulations to our Graduating Class of 2012!
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Dr. William Filer
2012 Patricia C. Gregory MD Memorial Lecture in PM&R
Diana Cardenas MD, MHA, professor and chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Miami, gave the keynote speech during the Patricia C. Gregory MD Memorial Lecture in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on June 1, 2012. Her lecture was entitled, "Establishing a Clinical Research Portfolio."Dr. Cardenas is the Principal Investigator of the NIDRR-funded South Florida Spinal Cord Injury Model System (H133N110003), the Program Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship, and the Chief of Service of Rehabilitation Medicine at Jackson Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital in Miami, Florida. Among other accomplishments, she has published 117 peer-reviewed manuscripts, authored numerous chapters, and has edited or co-edited seven books.
Other presentations by UNC PM&R residents, T-32 fellows and visiting scholars followed Dr. Cardenas' lecture.
The keynote lecture honors Patricia C. Gregory, MD, who proudly served as a Simmons Scholar and assistant professor at UNC PM&R from 2005 until her untimely passing in 2010. Dr. Gregory developed a love and passion for research in health disparities, particularly in the areas of stroke prevention and rehabilitation, and geriatric rehabilitation. She was awarded prestigious grants form the Duke Endowment and the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ) to support her STAR (Stroke Telemedicine Access Recovery) Project. She published many research articles in national and international journals. Most recently, an article was published posthumously in the July 2011 issue of PM&R, highlighting her pioneer work in stroke telemedicine.
Our First Memorial Lecture in 2011
Dr. Joel Press of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago was our guest speaker for the Patricia C. Gregory, MD Memorial Lecture in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on June 10, 2011. He spoke on "The Past Present and Future of Low Back Care: What Works and What Needs to Change."
Dr. Press is the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. He also is medical director of the Spine and Sports Rehabilitation Centers, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
The guest lecture was in conjunction with the Patricia C. Gregory, MD Memorial Lecture in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and PM&R Research Day.