A study by Dr. Cristina Sarmiento and team, in the January 2024 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS) describes a foundational step healthcare organizations need to take to facilitate the provision of equitable care: routine and systematic documentation of patients’ disability status in the electronic health record (EHR). This was recently featured on The Joint Commission blog.
The University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program announces that Dr. Dan Malone has been named the director of the hybrid pathway, in partnership with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS).
Cristina Sarmiento, MD, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, was featured in the MyCP Webinar Series, hosted by the Cerebral Palsy Research Network, to discuss Priorities in Adult CP Research.
Paige Naylor, PhD, pediatric clinical neuropsychologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, was featured in this article by Romper providing guidance on how to explain a loved one's Alzheimer diagnosis to your child.
Dr. Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley was featured in The Aspen Times where she will be on a panel Wednesday, October 4, 2023, to discuss The Longevity Project: Maintaining mobility, balance, and athleticism throughout life.
Dr. Lisa Brenner and her team at the Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center were featured in Time Magazine to discuss the link between traumatic brain injury and suicide.
Dr. Danielle Melton is featured in this article to discuss how The National Limb Loss & Preservation Registry, a new repository that aggregates data from entities that treat patients with amputation, offers a new opportunity to share de-identified data—and approximately 180 patient-care locations have signed on to the registry so far.
The CU Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation celebrated it's 36th Annual Gersten Day Rehabilitation Scientific Symposium. Attendees heard presentations from our outgoing residents, fellows, and current Rehabilitation Science PhD students, and our keynote speaker Jonathan F. Bean, MD, MS, MPH.
Dr. Danielle Melton, visiting associate professor in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Colorado, was featured in this article to discuss the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PLUS-M Survey) of more than more than 1,000 prosthetic limb users across the country.
Dr. William Niehaus hosts the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Podcast. The May 25th episode spotlights the 2022 LaunchPad Winner and explores sex-related discrepancies after spinal cord injury.
Editor-in-Chief Alan Jette of the Physical Therapy Journal discusses academic career earnings and the projected shortage of physical therapy researchers with Alexander Garbin and Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, whose recent study evaluated the short- and long-term financial impacts of a full-time PhD program for physical therapists with a DPT.
On Wednesday, May 3, 2023, the US Department of Veterans Affairs – Veterans Health Administration Eastern Colorado Health Care System and the Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) for Suicide Prevention launched the first annual PACT Act Research Symposium for Veteran Health at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The PACT Act is a historic new law that expands VA healthcare and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances.
Parenting special needs magazine spoke with Dr. Sue Apkon, Chief of Pediatric Rehabilitation, Fischahs Chair in Pediatric Rehabilitation, and Vice Chair for the CU Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and current trainees Drs. Deanna Claus, Emily Gianetti, and Andrew McCoy, to learn more about Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Unfortunately, rehabilitation needs for most older adults are often overlooked. Notably, a recent study found that one-third of critically ill older adults who survive a stay in the ICU did not receive rehab services at home after hospital discharge.
While the US Department of Veterans Affairs has made significant strides to prevent veteran suicide, efforts have largely targeted veterans actively engaged in and eligible for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) care, which is consistent with the VHA mission.
It is no secret that health care workers are facing unprecedented pressure during the response to COVID-19. The University of Colorado Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is addressing this need with COVID-19 Narratives, an expressive writing program designed to support health care providers and staff who are experiencing distress from the COVID-19 pandemic response.
Dr. William Niehaus, who helped create this specialized rehab unit noted, “we recently put up a sign near our “discharge bell” that every rehab patient rings when they leave our unit. It states; “May the sound of this bell proclaim to all that today you are stronger than you were yesterday!”
The Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) worldwide pandemic has demanded an immediate and unprecedented response from both healthcare systems and providers. The rapid global spread of COVID-19 has, at times, overwhelmed existing health care systems.
U.S. News & World Report has released their 2020 rankings of the Best Physical Therapy Programs in the United States. Previously ranked #15, the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program has jumped up in the rankings, now at #13.
Rose Excellence in Research Award - The Best Research Article of 2020 in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy awarded to: Home-Health-Care Physical Therapy Improves Early Functional Recovery of Medicare Beneficiaries After Total Knee Arthroplasty.
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Physical Therapy Program welcomed a new Program Director, Michael Harris-Love, PT, MPT, DSc, FGSA on August 1 as Professor and Associate Dean of Physical Therapy Education
We are pleased to announce that Rachel Brakke Holman, MD, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named Medical Director for the CU Sports Medicine and Performance
Center in Boulder, Colorado.
We are pleased to announce that Jaclyn Arends, MD, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named Medical Director of the acute inpatient rehabilitation unit at
UCHealth Broomfield Hospital
The University of Colorado (CU) is delighted to announce the recruitment of Dr. Michael Harris-Love to serve as Professor and Program Director of the Physical Therapy Program. Dr. Harris-Love will also serve CU Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
(PM&R) as the Associate Dean of Physical Therapy Education and continue his role as a Veterans Affairs (VA) investigator through his affiliation with the Eastern Colorado Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center. He will begin
his CU and VA roles at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in August 2019.
UCHealth and Boulder Community Health (BCH) today opened a new, 18-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit at UCHealth Broomfield Hospital offering comprehensive, individualized services for patients recovering from such conditions as stroke, neurological
disorders, brain or spinal cord injuries, amputation, trauma injuries and complex orthopedic cases.
Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Brenner, PhD, for a newly awarded NIH grant titled “Integrating signals of suicide risk from DoD and VHA data to improve upon suicide risk prevention strategies for combat Veterans.
Lisa A. Brenner, PhD, Professor and Research Director for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, is the Senior Editor of the recently released Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology, Third Edition, published by
the American Psychological Association.
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Physical Therapy Program welcomed a new Program Director, Michael Harris-Love, PT, MPT, DSc, FGSA on August 1 as Professor and Associate Dean of Physical Therapy Education.
PM&R faculty Lisa Brenner, Claire Hoffmire and Jeri Forster, along with Trisha A. Hostetter, Rachel Sayko Adams and Kelly Stearns-Yoder, have a newly published study that found military veterans with a history of
traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more than twice as likely to die by suicide compared with veterans without such a diagnosis.
Here at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, ideas flow freely between curious minds, skilled practitioners, collaborative data geeks and groundbreaking researchers. The result? Future-changing advances in personalized medicine, chronic disease
and patient-centered care. Welcome to the New West. Here, the good guys wear the masks.
This fund, established in the 19th year of Dr. Matthews’ leadership in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, will provide support of PM&R Scholarship through visiting
professor lectures, workshops, and national presentations.
Congratulations to PM&R Drs. Claire Hoffmire and Nate Mohatt, who along with Dr. Monteith (also from the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention) are part of a team led by Drs. DeBeer (VA VISN 17 Center of Excellence)
and Benzer (Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA) who received notice of funding for a Patient Safety Center of Inquiry VA Suicide Prevention Collaborative (PSCI-VASPC).
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is proud to partner with Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project (RSVP) Colorado, a nonprofit volunteer run rehabilitation
May 10 - 11, 2018 Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain, Avon, CO Presented by University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Sponsored by University of Colorado
School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education.
Earlier this week American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine named Dr. Patricia Heyn the first ever, ACRM Women in Rehabilitation Science Award. This award was created in 2018 and is given to acknowledge world-class rehabilitation
research conducted by a female scientist in the rehabilitation science.
This Childrens Hospital initiative celebrates members of our Faculty Medical Staff each month for their accomplishments. Dr. Aaron Powell, A CU PM&R faculty member, "is being recognized for his exceptional leadership
in the Rehab Team, improving team dynamics through his open communication and professionalism.
CU PM&R faculty member Dr. Deborah Saint-Phard is hosting a conference on clinician burnout at the Westin Riverfront Resort May 10-11. This conference will feature Kathy Gibney PhD, Christine Sinsky MD,
Matthew Wynia MD. CME credits are available. Register today
The Department celebrated its 31st Annual Gersten Day Rehabilitation Symposium on June 15, 2018. The graduating PM&R Residents presented their work on a wide-range of topics including overuse injuries
in high school athletes, pelvic pain and hypermobility, and mindfulness and its implications on pain.
"It is not medically reasonable to disqualify him based on the available literature and the current standard for disqualification," writes Scott Laker of the University of Colorado in a corresponding
CU PM&R is thrilled to announce the recruitment of Dr. Susan Apkon to serve as Chief of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado as well as Vice Chair of PM&R
at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.