Rehabilitation Science Seminar Series

Biweekly Rehabilitation Science Seminars are designed to foster interdisciplinary discussions and collaborations. The lecture series includes both local and external experts in rehabilitation-related research, with a primary emphasis on neuromuscular plasticity. This forum provides the students an opportunity to get familiar with research activities at the University of Florida and Rehabilitation Centers and Institutes across the country. Following the presentations, students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty are given an opportunity to meet with the speakers and discuss research ideas and projects.

Spring 2023 Rehabilitation Science Seminars will meet every other Wednesday from noon – 1 p.m. in person in the Communicore Building, Room C1-11. Virtual options are available also. Please see the registration links below.

Spring 2023 Seminar Schedule

Date registration recording speaker talk title
1/25/2023 Register Recording Matthew Masapollo, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Florida Synergies and Coordinative Principles in Speech Motor Control
2/8/2023 Register Recording Emily Plowman, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor, Program Director, University of Florida The Future of Value-Based Healthcare Models in Dysphagia
2/22/2023 Register Recording Consuelo Kreider, PhD, OTR/L, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Florida Unlocking the Power of Discussions & Narratives: Qualitative Insights into LD/ADHD Experiences, Supports, and Needed Interventions
3/8/2023 Register Krista Vandenborne, PT, PhD, Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Florida MR Imaging Biomarkers in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
3/22/2023 Register Andrea Behrman, PhD, PT, FAPTA, Professor, University of Louisville An unexpected journey: Things I never thought that I would do as a physical therapist and scientist
4/12/2023 Register Russ Hepple, PhD, Professor, University of Florida

Fall 2022 Seminar Schedule

Date Registration Recording Speaker Talk Title
8/31/2022 Register Recording Jim Weese, PhD, Professor, Western University, Canada (Virtual) Leadership Insights: The 5C Leader Concept
9/14/2022 Register Recording David Fuller, PhD, Professor, Program Director, University of Florida Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Spinal Cord Injury
9/28/2022 CANCELED Emily Plowman, PhD, Professor, Program Director, University of Florida ***Due to Hurricane Ian, this seminar has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
10/12/2022 Register Shahab Vahdat, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Florida Neuropathology of Post-stroke Spasticity: Current Models and Limitations
10/26/2022 Register Recording Chris Gregory, PT, PhD, Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina Skeletal Muscle Form and Function
11/9/2022 Register Recording Milap Sandhu, PT, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern Medicine Intermittent Hypoxia-Induced Plasticity and Motor Behaviors
11/30/2022 Register Recording Gordon S. Mitchell, PhD, Professor, Director, BREATHE Center, University of Florida In the “Translational Flywheel:” Therapeutic Acute Intermittent Hypoxia and Spinal Cord Injury

Spring 2022 Seminar Schedule

Date Registration Recording Speaker Talk Title
1/12/2022 Register Recording Karen W. Hegland, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Florida Longitudinal Investigation of Upper Airway Functions in Parkinson’s Disease
1/26/2022 Register Antje Mefferd, PhD CC-SLP, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Neurological Diseases and Their Impact on Speech Motor Behavior
2/9/2022 Register Recording Roxanna Bendixen, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Associate Professor University of Pittsburgh Sleep & Circadian Rhythm Dysfunction in Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – Observation to Intervention to Implementation
2/23/2022 Register Recording Heather K. Vincent, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Florida Breaking The Mold: Running-Related Mechanics and Therapy Considerations for “Nontraditional” Runners
3/23/2022 Register Recording Josh Yarrow, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Florida Musculoskeletal Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury
4/13/2022 Register Recording Hongwu Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director, Technology for Occupational Performance (TOP) Lab Wearable Focal Vibration on Pain, Gait, Balance, Mobility, and Sensation in Patients with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are CEUs submitted automatically or do I need to submit a certificate?

If you practice in Florida and attended the seminar, we will submit your license to CE Broker for you to receive credit.

If you are a PT/PTA who practices out-of-state, Chyna Miller at will send you a digital certificate for you to submit to your State board. If you are an OT/OTA who practices out-of-state you will receive a digital certificate from .

Do I need to submit a survey or post-seminar assessment to receive CEU credit?

You do not need to complete any post-seminar assessment to receive credit.

How long should it take for me to see my credit in CE Broker?

Please allow 1-2 weeks before inquiring about CEU credit. On weeks when there is a holiday, please allow up to 3 weeks for us to submit licenses into CE Broker.

Who should I contact if I have any questions regarding CEU credit?

If you are a PT/PTA and have any questions, please reach out to Chyna Miller at If you are an OT/OTA and you have any questions, please reach out to