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Cassidy Plasticity Lab at UNC DPT Exploratory Day

July 12, 2023

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

Combined Sections Meeting 2023!

March 2, 2023

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 Rachel Vaughn: Officially Published!

January 19, 2023

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.”

Cassidy Lab Celebrates Amazing Graduating Members

April 25, 2022

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.

Cassidy Plasticity Lab “EMBARK” on a new pediatric rehabilitation study

April 25, 2022

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

Rachel Vaughn presents at 2022 International Stroke Conference.

February 25, 2022

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.