Jun 15, 2018
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. Sruthi Thomas, MD, PhD, one of our combined Pediatrics/PM&R residents, won the Annual Resident Research Award for her presentation, “Cerebral Palsy All Grown Up 2.0: What Adult Outcomes Can Teach Us About Pediatric Management.” The symposium also highlighted the research of our Pain Medicine and Spinal Cord Injury Fellows as well as Jean Marie Berliner, PT, DPT, NCS, and PhD Candidate with the Rehab Sciences program. Dr. Berliner’s presentation was titled, “Visual, Vestibular, and Oculomotor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease: Are they related to Fatigue.” The day concluded with two outstanding lectures from faculty. Sarra Nazem, PhD presented on the importance of assessing sleep in clinical research populations, and Michael Zuscik, PhD presented on Bifidobacteria and role it can plan in the development of osteoarthritis. Dr. Zuscik is coming into the Department of Orthopedics as the Mack Clayton (Endowed Chair) Visiting Professor and will be the Director of the Musculoskeletal Research Center.