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.
In collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, Colorado’s UCHealth — a clinical partner of the University of Colorado School of Medicine — has become the first hospital system in the U.S. to agree to provide data to the Limb Loss and Preservation Registry (LLPR). The newly created national database collects limb loss and limb preservation patient data to improve the quality, safety, and effectiveness of limb loss treatment and limb loss preservation.
Dr. Stephanie Tow joined the CU PM&R faculty on January 17, 2023. Dr. Tow is rejoining CU PM&R, having completed her Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship here in 2020. Dr. Tow specializes in pediatric rehabilitation medicine, pediatric chronic pain, and pediatric sports medicine.
Researchers at the Veterans Affairs Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) for Suicide Prevention, including faculty of the CU Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, have had their publication titled “Trends in Suicide Rates by Race and Ethnicity among Members of the United States Army” accepted by PLOS Journals.
Dr. EJ Gann joined the CU PM&R and PT faculty on January 17, 2023. Dr. Gann will be involved in teaching the neurologic rehabilitation curriculum for physical therapy students and the Interprofessional Education Program. He will also continue to see patients with neurologic conditions at the UC Health outpatient clinic.
On January 9, 2023, Pod 4 will open at the UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Englewood. This new pod will offer regenerative medicine, hand, and spine services provided by CU PM&R faculty members Drs. Scott Laker, Michelle Barlow, and Kyle Stoffers.
CU PM&R congratulates Dr. Susan Apkon and her team at Children's Hospital Colorado on being the recipients of a grant to partner with the Cure SMA Clinical Data Registry, which works to improve the lives of all those with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
The President of the American Physical Therapy Association, Roger Herr, PT, MPA, visited the CU Anschutz Medical Campus on November 2, 2022. He toured UCHealth, met with faculty, and did a Q&A session with current Physical Therapy students.
A recent finding saw that suicide among Asian American and Pacific Islander veterans had significantly increased. The findings prompted a study launched by a team from the Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center in Denver.
Dr. Gregory Arends joined the CU PM&R faculty on October 1, 2022. He will be practicing at the CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center in Boulder, CO, as well as a new location in Longmont, Colorado.
Cristina Sarmiento, MD, assistant professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, was selected as the winner of the Gabriella Molnar Pediatric PM&R Research Grant Award for her project titled: “Growing Pains: A Mixed Methods Approach to Understanding the Transition of Care Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults with Cerebral Palsy in a Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinic."