PM&R Research Day Recap 2014

PM&R Research Day Recap 2014 click to enlarge Kevin M. Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC delivered the keynote lecture.
PM&R Research Day Recap 2014 click to enlarge PM&R Faculty, graduating residents and guest speaker, Dr. Guskiewicz, on PM&R Research Day.

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation's annual Research Day took place on Friday, June 6th in Bondurant Hall. Michael Y. Lee, MD, MHA, department chair, opened the lectures. 

Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, gave the Patricia C. Gregory, MD Memorial Lecture in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on Concussion: Engaging Research to Affect Clinical Care.” 

Dr. Guskiewicz is the Kenan Distinguished Professor and Co-Director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center, Director of the Center for the Study of Retired Athletes in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, and Senior Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill.

Dr. Guskiewicz's lecture was followed by presentations by graduating residents from PM&R and Prosthetics and Orthotics, fellows from Neuropsychology, as well as fellows from PM&R's Program on Integrative Medicine. The day also featured updates on PM&R's Global Partnerships in Medical Rehabilitation in Haiti, Jamaica, and Nicaragua.

Other lectures, which followed Dr. Guskiewicz's are listed here:

Keturah Faurot, PhD, PA, MPH (PIM  T-32 Fellow)
“Botanical Supplement Use in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos”  

Nicole Forsythe, MD (PM&R PGY-4 Resident)
“Preparticipation Physical Evaluations for Wheelchair Basketball Athletes” 

Matthew Harris, PhD (PM&R Neuropsychology Fellow)
“Memory Certainty Predicts Functioning in Mild Cognitive Impairment ”

Joshua Alexander, MD (PM&R Assoc Prof) & Timothy Sanford, MD (PM&R PGY-3 Resident)
“UNC Pediatric Rehab Trip to Haiti”

Nicole Forsythe, MD (PM&R PGY-4 Resident)
“Physiatry in Jamaica”

Victoria Lent, MD (PM&R PGY-2 Resident)
“Global Health Outreach to Nicaragua” 

Adrienne Hill, DO (PM&R PGY-4  Resident)
“Utilizing the OPUS and other Outcome Measures to Track Health-Related Quality of Life Data and Transportation Barriers among Amputees ” 

Johann Hsu, MD (PIM  T-32 Fellow)
“Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at UNC”

Melanie R Larsson (Orthotics Resident)
“Plagiocephaly:  A Case of Twins ” 

Marshall Ney, MD (PM&R  PGY-4 Resident)
“The Association Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Increased Rates of Musculoskeletal Injury”