The Cassidy Plasticity Lab participated in the UNC DPT Exploratory Day this past spring that hosted college students interested in the physical therapy profession. As a way of promoting inclusivity and diversity in the field of physical therapy, many of the participants were first-generation college students and/or from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in the … Read more
Congratulations to 3rd year HMSC PhD student, Rachana Gangwani, for representing the Cassidy Plasticity Lab at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting in sunny (or not so sunny) San Diego this past February. Rachana presented original work from our EMBARK study, “Corticomuscular Coherence in Unilateral Cerebral Palsy: A Preliminary Pediatric Biomarker Development Study.” … Read more
Congratulations to 3rd year graduate student, Rachel Vaughn, for publishing her first paper (also her first first author publication) in Qualitative Research in Medicine and Healthcare titled, “Politics, Policies, and Patient Care: Therapists’ Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
Congrats to Rachana and Jasper on their stellar poster presentations at this year’s Human Movement Science Curriculum (HMSC) Research Day!
The Cassidy Lab held its second annual Spring Potluck to celebrate graduating undergrads (Katherine Hendry: Emory Doctorate of Physical Therapy program and Ananya Tandri: Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering PhD Program), DPT students (Mo Marquie and AC Joyner), and the fantastic Ryan Fitzgerald.
Anna Geib, a junior majoring in Exercise Science and Nutrition presented original qualitative work about post-stroke nutrition barriers at this years undergraduate research symposium. Go Anna!
Dr. Cassidy and her research team collaborated with Holly Holland, OTR/L, ATP, C/NDT and Dr. Swati Surkar, PT, PhD this past March to study EEG biomarkers of motor function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy. The EMBARK (EEG in Children with Hemiplegia for Biomarker Development) study is funded by an American Academy of Cerebral Palsy … Read more
Second year Human Movement Science Curriculum PhD student, Rachana Gangwani, presented original work at the 2022 ASNR conference in St. Louis. Great job, Rachana!
Congratulations to second-year HMSC graduate student Rachana Gangwani for her first-author publication in Frontiers In Neurology, “Leveraging Factors of Self-efficacy and Motivation to Optimize Stroke Recovery.” Check it out here!
Congratulations to second-year graduate student Rachel Vaughn for presenting her poster, “Preliminary Associations Between Quality Indicators, Motor Status, and Self-efficacy in Early Stroke Rehabilitation” at the 2022 International Stroke Conference in New Orleans this past February.