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Venu Akuthota, MD

Professor, Chair, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
CU Medicine Endowed Chair


University of Colorado

Welcome

We have discovered the next miracle in medicine -- and it is you. The fields of Rehabilitation believe in using your whole body to improve your human performance. The department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado (which we affectionately call "CU PM&R") is at the forefront of using team science, regenerative medicine, and exercise treatments. It is uniquely situated in the state-of-the-art CU Anschutz Medical Campus, the first campus in the nation to be built from the ground up to bring research, education, and patient care into one visionary collaboration. Like the Rocky Mountains that provide a backdrop of our institutions, CU PM&R is on the rise! We combine the disciplines of rehabilitation medicine, physical therapy, psychology, speech/language therapy, and rehabilitation sciences into a singular department. The following video stories reinforce the mission of the department: "Growing the Value of Rehab." 

The stories of CU PM&R are countless, but here are a few. Joyce Oleszek, MD, a pediatric rehabilitation medicine physician at Children's Hospital Colorado, made an emotional appearance on the Dr. Oz Show describing medical miracles. She was part of the CHCO team that rehabilitated severely brain-injured high schoolers to later walk across the stage at his high school graduation. The miracle of rehabilitation was clearly evident in this story. ​

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Upcoming Events


PM&R News

Dr. Susan Apkon Awarded the Cure SMA Grant

Cure SMA supports patients with spinal muscular atrophy

Recent News

Dr. Susan Apkon Awarded the Cure SMA Grant

Cure SMA supports patients with spinal muscular atrophy

Dr. Susan Apkon Awarded the Cure SMA Grant

Cure SMA supports patients with spinal muscular atrophy

Dr. Susan Apkon Awarded the Cure SMA Grant

Cure SMA supports patients with spinal muscular atrophy

CAMPUS STATUS
CORONAVIRUS UPDATES
&
RESOURCES

CU Anschutz is operating a hybrid model of remote and on-campus activity.

Limited return to campus is underway. All that can be done remotely is being done remotely.

On-campus safety and screening protocols are in effect. These protocols apply even to those who have been vaccinated.

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2022-2023 Grand Rounds Schedule:

 

 Date Presenter Topic
Wednesday, September 6, 2023Kathleen Bechtold, PhDHead Injury Versus Traumatic Brain Injury: Post-Injury Symptom Trajectories and Outcomes
Wednesday, October 4, 2023Amy Bonomi, PhDNavigating Difficult Conversations: Guidance for
Clinicians, Staff, and Trainees
Wednesday, November 1, 2023Nazanin Bahraini, PhD &
Vik Bebarta, MD
Veteran Mental Health Research
Wednesday, December 6, 2023Vineet Chopra, MDMentor/Mentee Relationships
Wednesday, January 3, 2024Lotte Dyrbye, MDProvider Wellbeing
Wednesday, February 7, 2024Yoni Ashar, PhDPain Reprocessing Theory
Wednesday, March 6, 2024Andrew Park, MDSCI Medicine
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Michelle Gittler, MD

8th Annual Dennis J. Matthews Lectureship
Wednesday, May 1, 2024Mark Manago, PhDNeurorehab
Wednesday, June 5, 2024Pam Wilson, MD &
Stephanie Tow, MD
Paralympic Sport Classification

Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m.

Anschutz Medical Campus | Academic Office Building 1 - Room 7000 | 12631 E. 17th Ave., Aurora, CO 80045. In-person attendance encouraged.

Livestream here.

Important Recognition Months and Days

 

 Date Recognition
MarchBrain Injury Awareness Month
MarchCerebral Palsy Awareness Month
March 8thInternational Women's Day
March 30thNational Doctors' Day
MayNational Stroke Awareness Month
May 27thPsychology Day
SeptemberNational Pain Awareness Month
SeptemberNational Rehabilitation Awareness Month
SeptemberNational Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month
September 4-10Suicide Prevention Week
September 7thWorld Duchenne Awareness Day
OctoberNational Physical Therapy Month
November 11thVeteran's Day

 

 

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