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Rehabilitation Science Students, Faculty Present Research At American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

Eight rehabilitation science PhD students, who worked with various department faculty, presented research during the American College of Sport Medicine’s (ACSM) annual meeting in Boston. The ACSM represents 70 occupations within sports medicine and brings together students, physicians, academicians, and researchers in sports medicine, exercise science, health, and fitness. Read more about their research.


Rehabilitation Science PhD Student Presents at American Spinal Injury Association Annual Meeting

Jared Gollie, a rehabilitation science PhD student, presented a poster at the American Spinal Injury Association’s annual scientific meeting in Philadelphia on April 16. The poster focused on “Task-Specific Performance Based Training: Effects on Gait and Balance in an Ambulatory Spinal Cord Injured Population.”

Fellow student Alison Lichy led the research and poster development; however, she was unable to travel to present at the meeting. Other PhD students involved in the research were Amanda Rounds, Brian Neville, Gino Panza, and Peter Jo. Rehabilitation Science Department Chair Andrew Guccione supervised the students.


Rehabilitation Science PhD Students Present Research at American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting

The Department of Rehabilitation Science had five PhD abstracts accepted by the American College of Sports Medicine for its Annual Meeting in May 2015. As one of the most comprehensive sports medicine and exercise science conference in the world, the conference accepts abstracts and presentations that share new clinical techniques, scientific advancements, and cutting-edge research in sports medicine, exercise science, physical activity, and public health. The research presented by the department’s students reflects the breadth of the content area and helped to inform the field. Read more.


Rehabilitation Science PhD Student Presents at American Physical Therapy Association National Conference

Dr. Jessica To-Alemanji, a current PhD student in Rehabilitation Science, presented at the American Physical Therapy Association National Conference in February. The study entitled “Instrumented Sway Assessments Detect Effects of Attentional Demand on Postural Sway in Young Healthy Individuals” addresses the sensitivities of clinical balance assessments.

Dr. To-Alemanji has worked as an adjunct professor of Physical Therapy at Marymount University and Howard University, in addition to her work as a clinician. Noting a problem between research and clinical practice, Dr. To-Alemanji decided to pursue a PhD at Mason in order to gain further knowledge on Rehabilitation Science. With this degree, Dr. To-Alemanji hopes to bring together scientists and clinicians by mending the gap between research and practice.