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May 2, 2017

2017 Tom Lucas TRAIL Blazer Awards Announced

At the department-wide meeting on April 24th we awarded the Tom Lucas TRAIL Blazer Awards: one to recognize a faculty member, one to recognize a non-clinical staff member, and the other to recognize a clinical staff member. 

Dr. Robert Werner
April 26, 2017

Dr. Robert Werner Retiring From PM&R

Robert Werner, MD, Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and chief of the physical medicine and rehabilitation service at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center (AAVAMC), will be retiring May 1, 2017. 

March 31, 2017

Stroke Rehabilitation Program Earns Joint Commission Certification

The Michigan Medicine Stroke Rehabilitation Program recently underwent Joint Commission survey, and the surveyor verified the tremendous work that our inpatient rehabilitation team has done to create a high-quality program in evidence-based stroke rehabilitation. Our program has now been officially certified with no citations!

Dr. Mark Peterson
March 27, 2017

Dr. Peterson Publishes Article With Peking Collaborators

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Peterson for the recent publication,  along with his collaborators from China, of "Low Normalized Grip Strength is a Biomarker for Cardiometabolic Disease and Physical Disabilities Among U.S. and Chinese Adults" in The Journals of Gerontology

American Journal of PM&R Cover
March 6, 2017

Richardson, Eckner, and Colleagues Publish in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Congratulations to JR Richardson, JT Eckner and colleagues for their recent publication in the American Journal of PM&R related to reaction time, gait, balance and falls, including JR’s editorial comment.  The article was featured on the cover of the journal, see attached for the articles and the journal cover.  The cover picture is JR’s innovative model for describing the anatomy of a fall.