2008 Research Seminars - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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2008 Research Seminars

Fri, Dec 19

The Neuro-Locomotion Lab

Speaker: T. George Hornby, PhD, PT

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago Research Scientist, SMPP, RIC

Title:  Repeated, Volitional, Fatiguing Contractions in Human SCI

Director: George Hornby

Thu, Dec 18

Speaker: Francis Suh, PhD

Bionics Research Team, Future Fusion Technology Laboratory, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea & Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Title: Soft Tissue Biomechanics in Orthopaedics and Ophthalmology

Fri, Dec 5

Speaker: Sangeetha Madhavan & Jon Shemmell

Title: Detecting ipsilateral connectivity from motor cortex to lower limb spinal motoneurons, and reorganizing cortical motor maps using paired electrical stimulation.

Mon, Dec 1

SMPP Graduate Student Seminar: Zachary Danziger

Title: Developing Learning Algorithms for Human-Machine Interfaces

Tue, Nov 25

The SMPP - Society for Neuroscience Review II

Members of SMPP will present interesting work that they learned at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

Fri, Nov 21

Society for Neuroscience Review

Members of SMPP will present interesting work that they learned at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

Thu,  Nov 20

Peter Konig, PhD 

Title: Integration of information in gaze control

Thu, Nov 13

Adrienne Harvey, PhD 

Title: Measuring mobility in the motion analysis centre: the Functional Mobility Scale (FMS) and beyond.

Host: Deb Gaebler    


Fri, Oct 31

Lanitia Gorman, PhD, Postdoctoral candidate

Title: Effects of Vibration on Spinal Circuitry Related to Spasticity and Walking Spinal cord injury (SCI) disrupts communication between the brain and spinal cord resulting in motor dysfunction.

Fri, Oct 24

Silvia Blemker, PhD

Title: Modeling muscle at multiple length scales with application to analyzing muscle design, injury, and disease Skeletal muscle has a beautiful hierarchical structure that enables thousands of muscle cells to work in concert and actuate movement.

Web: http://www.mae.virginia.edu/muscle

Fri, Oct 17

The Sitting Biomechanics Lab

Director: Mohsen Makhsous

Presenter: Sam Perlmutter (PhD student) 

Title: Sitting Balance and Trunk Control in Hemiparetic Stroke There is a lack of research regarding how the trunk is affected in post-stroke individuals.