2017 Research Seminars - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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2017 Research Seminars 

  ***All seminars are in RIC, Room 1301 (map) at 12pm - 1pm unless otherwise noted.

Jan 6

Wendy M. Murray, PhD

Research Scientist, RIC; Associate Professor, Depts of BME, PM&R, and PTHMS, NU; Research Scientist, Hines VAMC

Biomechanical simulation of the impaired upper limb

From: Engineering the Upper Limb. Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London. December, 2016.

Jan 13

Allen W. Heinemann, PhD

Director, Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research, RIC; Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, NU

The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization: What AbilityLab researchers should know

Jan 20

AbilityLab Research Trainee Conference Podium Presentations:


Max Shepherd

Neurobionics Lab, RIC; Center for Bionic Medicine, RIC; PhD Student, BME, NU
Design and characterization of a torque-controllable actuator for knee assistance during sit-to-stand.
Shepherd MK, Rouse EJ (2016) From: 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. 2nd place, 2016 IEEE EMBC Conference Student Paper Competition


Mariah Whitmore

Center for Bionic Medicine, RIC; Neuromuscular Control Laboratory, RIC; PhD Student, BME, NU
Estimation of ankle impedance when walking on a slippery walkway
Whitmore MW, Hargrove LJ, Perreault EJ (2016) From: 40th American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting. Raleigh, NC 2016 Delsys Student Travel Grant; award selected based on abstract

Ben Binder-Markey

ARMS LAB, RIC; NeuroImaging & Motor Control Laboratory, NU; DPT/PhD Student, BME & PTHMS, NU
Extrinsic finger muscle stiffness contributes substantially to increased passive stiffness of the wrist and finger joints in chronic hemiparetic stroke individuals: A pilot study.
Binder-Markey BI, Dewald JPA, Murray WM. From: (2016) International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, Chicago, IL

Jan 27

Reggie Edgerton, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Depts of Integrative Biology and Physiology, Neurobiology, and Neurology, UCLA

Capitalizing on neuromodulatory strategies of motor control to regain function after paralysis

Feb 3

Lee Miller, PhD

Professor, Depts of Physiology, PM&R, and Physiology, NU

Four old dogs try a new trick: learning with a ten-dimensional brain computer interface

Discussion of new project development involving collaborators Sara Solla, Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi, and Eric Perreault 

Feb 10

No seminar (2017 Northwestern University BME Graduate Student Recruitment Weekend)

Feb 17

Konrad Kording, PhD

Research Scientist, RIC; Associate Professor, Depts of BME, PM&R, and PTHMS,

Ten simple rules for structuring papers

From: Kording KP, Mensh B (2016) bioRxiv doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/088278

Feb 24

Ramille N. Shah, PhD

Assistant Professor, Depts of Materials Science and Engineering, Surgery, and BME, NU

3-D printing in translational medicine: Advances relevant to rehabilitation

Mar 3

Joseph J. (Trey) Crisco, PhD

Henry Frederick Lippitt Professor, Department Orthopaedics, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital.

Biomechanics and Osteoarthritis of the Wrist and Thumb

Mar 10

Jeffrey Loeb, MD, PhD

John S. Garvin Chair, Professor & Head, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation, University of Illinois at Chicago      

Using systems biology to develop new treatments for epilepsy