Assaf Dvorkin, PhD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Assaf Y. Dvorkin

Assaf Y. Dvorkin, PhD

  • Research Scientist, SMPP, RIC
  • Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

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Gender:
Male

Education, Residency and Internship

Education

1993
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), BSc, Physics & Atmospheric Sciences
1996
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), MSc, Atmospheric Sciences
2004
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), PhD, Neuroscience

Fellowship

2005
University of Haifa (Israel), Post Doc, Neuroscience
2008
RIC/Northwestern University, Post Doc, Neuroscience

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Honors & Awards

  • 2009 Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research, RIC
  • 2008 Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research, RIC
  • 2008 NIDRR Switzer Research Fellowship, US Dept. of Education
  • 2006–2008 Postdoctoral fellowship, funded by Michael Starnes Stroke foundation
  • 2004–2005 Rothschild Fellowship, University of Haifa, Israel

Publications

Dvorkin AY, Ramaiya M, Larson EB, Zollman FS, Hsu N, Pacini S, Shah A & Patton JL. (2013) A “virtually minimal” visuo-haptic training of attention in severe traumatic brain injury. J of Neuroeng and Rehab, 10:92.

Dvorkin AY, Pacini S, Hsu N & Larson EB (2013) Treatment challenges with profound behaviour disturbance after traumatic brain injury: A case report. Brain Injury, 27: 957-961.

Dvorkin AY, Bogey RA, Harvey RL & Patton JL (2012) Mapping the neglected space: Gradients of detection revealed by virtual reality. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2012 Feb;26(2):120-31   

Larson E.B., Ramaiya M., Zollman F.S., Pacini S., Hsu N., Patton J.L. & Dvorkin A.Y. (2011) Tolerance of a virtual reality intervention for attention remediation in persons with severe TBI. Brain Injury 25(3): 274-281.

Dvorkin A.Y., Kenyon R.V. & Keshner E.A. (2009) Effects of roll visual motion on online control of arm movement: Reaching within a dynamic virtual environment. Exp Brain Res 193: 95-107.

Dvorkin A.Y., Rymer W.Z., Harvey R.L., Bogey R.A. & Patton J.L. Assessment and monitoring of recovery of spatial neglect within a virtual environment, Proceedings of the IEEE Virtual Rehabilitation 2008. p. 88-92, Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 2008.

Dvorkin A.Y., Rymer W.Z., Settle K. & Patton J.L. (2007) Perceptual assessment of spatial neglect within a virtual environment. In: IEEE
Virtual Rehabilitation. p. 175-179, Venice, Italy, September 2007.

Dvorkin A.Y., Kenyon R.V. & Keshner E.A. (2007). Reaching within a dynamic virtual environment. J of Neuroeng and Rehab, 4:23.

Rosenblum S., Dvorkin A.Y. & Weiss P.L. (2006). Automatic segmentation as a tool for examining the handwriting process of children with dysgraphic and proficient handwriting. Human Movement Science 25(4-5): 608-621.

Dvorkin A.Y., Shahar M. & Weiss P.L. (2006). Reaching within video-capture virtual reality: Using VR as a motor control paradigm. CyberPsychology & Behavior 9(2): 133-136.

Research Interests

Perception and action in spatial neglect following stroke; Spatial perception and control of movement and posture in healthy individuals and in traumatic brain injury and stroke survivors; Using virtual reality and robotics technologies for rehabilitation

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