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June 11, 2019

Dr. Daniel Whibley Awarded Inaugural Dan Barry Research Program Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Whibley on being named the inaugural awardee of the Dan Barry Research Program pilot grant with his proposal titled Harnessing Participatory Action Research to guide the design of a sleep and physical activity improvement intervention for adults with osteoarthritis.

2019 Tom Lucas Award Winners and Finalists
May 3, 2019

2019 TRAIL Blazer Awards Announced

The 2018 TRAIL Blazer Award winners were announced at the April 24, 2019 Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation staff meeting.

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April 10, 2019

Stroke Rehabilitation Program Recertified by The Joint Commission

On Friday, March 29 The Joint Commission visited our inpatient rehabilitation facility to evaluate the Stroke Rehabilitation Program for recertification. We are pleased to report that the onsite review was an enormous success, due in no small part to all of the amazing clinicians and staff members who care for our stroke patients. We officially

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March 29, 2019

Adaptive Gaming Workshop and Showcase Events in April

The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation's inpatient rehabilitation engineering and occupational therapy teams are presenting an adaptive gaming workshop and adaptive gaming showcase along with Wolverine Soft, Arbor Esports, Shapiro Design Lab and the Disability Culture @ UM group in April.

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February 18, 2019

Dr. Pilarski Publishes Article on the Power of Words in Disability

Congratulations to Dr. Carrie Pilarski, Rehabilitation Psychology faculty in PM&R on this publication, in Rehabilitation Psychology which will teach us all about how to talk about disability, and the power of words—and perhaps lead to conclusions different than some of us are used to.

February 11, 2019

Dr. Orman Hall Presents at NIH Opioid Crisis Symposium

PM&R resident, Dr. Orman Hall presented the abstract, "Years of Life Lost Due to Opioid Overdose in Ohio: Temporal and Geographic Patterns of Excess Mortality" at The Opioid Crisis and the Future of Addiction and Pain Therapeutics: Opportunities, Tools, and Technologies Symposium on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD February 7-8, 2019.

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January 21, 2019

Dr. Tate Gives Keynote Address to ACCT in Sweden

Dr. Denise Tate was the keynote speaker for Advancing Continence Care Together 2018 (ACCT), a global forum taking a holistic approach to bladder and bowel dysfunction in Gothenburg, Sweden.

December 21, 2018

Sean Smith Discusses Cancer Rehab on Rogel Cancer Center Podcast

Cancer rehabilitation is a key part to recovery and survivorship for many cancer patients. Dr. Sean Smith, director of cancer rehabilitation talked to the 3Ps of Cancer podcast about the importance after treatment to not only help with maintaining strength but also as a form of pain management.

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November 20, 2018

CODA Receives Awards

Congratulations to faculty and staff of the Center for Outcomes Development and Application (CODA) for several recent awards, related to outcome measures in different syndromes and diseases:

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November 19, 2018

PM&R Faculty Part of New UM Concussion Center

A new center for the study of concussions is among the University of Michigan projects to be funded in the first round of investments from President Mark Schlissel’s Biosciences Initiative. PM&R adjunct faculty member Dr. Steve Broglio of Kinesiology, joins Drs. JT Eckner, Ryan Stork, Andrea Aagesen, Brittni Rohde, Kathryn Seagly, Abby