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Chandrashekhar and Ellison win Robert A. Levitt awards

Rehabilitation Science PhD students, Raghuveer Chandrashekhar (Mentor: Dr. Hongwu Wang) and Carlyn Ellison (Mentors: Drs. Sherrilene Classen and Linda Struckmeyer), placed 1st and 2nd (respectively) at the 2022 Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) Robert A. Levitt Awards for…

Fiorella Guerrero Calle receives (RAD) grant

Fiorella Guerrero Calle was selected to receive a $5,000 Research Abroad for Doctoral Students (RAD) grant to support her research in Peru. The RAD program provides funding for travel and related expenses for doctoral students traveling abroad to collect data or to access resources not available on campus…

Skinner publishes two-first author manuscripts

In September, Sarah Skinner, MS, published her first first-author manuscript in Cells. The article, “Mitochondrial Permeability Transition Causes Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species- and Caspase 3-Dependent Atrophy of Single Adult Mouse Skeletal Muscle Fibers,” includes research that form part of her dissertation work. More recently, another first-author…

Two new students are welcomed to the Rehabilitation Science Doctoral program

The Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program would like to welcome our newest students, Raghuveer Chandrashekhar and Remya Kunnath Ravindranunni! Raghuveer Chandrashekhar Mentor: Hongwu Wang, PhD Raghuveer is a trained mechanical engineer, having earned a Bachelor of Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University and a Master of Science in Mechanical and…

Rehabilitation Science program welcomes three new Graduate Faculty

The Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program would like to welcome our newest Graduate Faculty members, Drs. Stefani Bodison, Charles Ellis, Jr. and Hongwu Wang! Stefani Bodison, OTD, OTR/L Dr. Bodison is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. She is an internationally renowned expert in sensory…

Wandenkolk collaborates with Department of Veterans Affairs

Isabelle Wandenkolk, a Rehabilitation Science doctoral student in the Department of Occupational Therapy’s Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation (I-MAP) team, collaborates with the Department of Veterans Affairs to better understand the perceptions of rural Veterans as it relates to the acceptance and adoption of automated vehicle technology.

Bansal and Skinner Selected for Outstanding Manuscript Award

The Rehabilitation Science program selected PhD student, Sarah Skinner, and recent alumna, Dr. Kanika Bansal, for Outstanding Manuscript Awards. Bansal Kanika Bansal Kanika Bansal was selected for her excellent clinical paper “Spatiotemporal strategies adopted to walk at fast speed in high- and low-functioning individuals post-stroke: a cross-sectional…

RSD Students will present at PHHP Research Day 2022

The Rehabilitation Science Doctoral program is very proud of the outstanding research being done by our students! The following RSD student presentations will take place at the upcoming PHHP Research Day on Thursday, February 10, 2022, from 3 – 6 pm. Mark your calendars and join the virtual meeting…