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Hello there! I just wanted to reach out as a voice from the basic science crowd (I come from the SCI/Breather ilk) and say that we all look forward to the development of this new department and I know a lot of us have a strong interest in facilitating the cross-talk and collaborations to come!
Thank you for that comment!
Thank you Erica, please keep in touch with us as we develop the department. Particularly with Dr. Aguirre arriving in September, she is an SCI specialist!
I'm looking forward to potential collaborations as a preclinical and clinical SCI researcher at the VA!
I agree with Dana, we have a solid SCI research program at VA (both basic science and clinical research).
We are definitely interested in future collaborations related to musculoskeletal rehabilitation in the SCI population
Any number of interventions in SCI, Stroke and TBI from the pre-clinical side: transcuaneous stimulation, therapeutic acute intermittent hypoxia, ampakines, Hyperbaric oxygen and several others. All are supported here by NIH R grants, and many are already along the path to human translation, yet there is more to do!
Thanks Josh! we are going to need to make a list of everyone so we can reach out and make sure we develop these research collaborations!
Thank you all, My email is firstname.lastname@example.org for those of you that would like me to connect you to Dr Aguirre our new SCI PMR doc, please send an email and I will connect her to you.
Goal setting and mindfulness are often addressed by occupational therapy in conjunction with functional daily activity. There may be an opportunity to collaborate in research there. Overall as well, functional activity outcomes are an area that OT can help to monitor, assess and intervene with.
I can see many opportunities for collaboration with my department (SLHS) - language, speech, swallow, airway protection problems present in many different patient populations.
Hi. A lot of what I'm hearing appears to be a dualisation of roles of PT. can you clarify how the PMR speciality differs from PT and how both work in a system? I'm a foreign trained PT so I'm still getting used to the US system.
Exactly! We are stronger in the basic science side, but need more clinical partnerships
We have an Integrative Medicine Center Directed by Dr. Estores who would be great to intersect with regarding mundfullness and goal setting. Dr. Estores is also a trained SCI PM&R doc!
I am wondering if there are opportunities for standardized pain assessments across these conditions, clinically that could further inform research to further study the various pain types in these multiple populations (SCI, Stroke, others).
I am definitely interested in intervening in the cardiovascular system for our patients post-stroke. How can we keep our patient's post-stroke in the presence of disability so as to prevent a second stroke? They need "cardiac rehab" but because of movement impairment that piece of rehab is often overlooked.
ask about activity or rehab for post-cva patients, we had a grant to study that
One of the factors that often determines the long-term success of a collaborative research project in the PMR domain is the ease and numbers of recruiting of a specific patient population. Can you comment on what types of patient populations you think would be the easiest to recruit for large scale studies? As an example, we have a really hard time recruiting lower limb amputees in Gainesville for prosthetic limb studies. Thanks.
I apologize but I have to leave to go to the UF side for some patient care. Looking forward to great science-practice collaborations!!
Can you please share more about how you utilize exercise for people after a stroke? There was a question in the chat from Tinu Olarewaju, which is one I've often heard on the nursing floor. People often confuse PT and PMR. Sharing more about your grant in that area may help.
I think Dan’s question is a very important one. That has also been a limit for us.
Does your group have regular seminars or grand rounds meetings? I ask because it might be a nice way for interested collaborators to present their research in order to facilitate connections between people with common interests.
Has interest been expressed or potential collaboration discussed with engineering faculty for creation/improvement of assistive/augmentative technologies?
Thank-you! Great work and perspective!
PM&R talks can/should be advertised through BRAIN, BRETHE, Fixel and MBI mailing lists. That will help.
@Nancy- I will say at least from the basic science research, there are active collaborations with engineering. So at least there are some peripheral interactions already ongoing so it should be a good next step to move to clinical!
Thank you for the great information! Good luck with the department! I am happy to help in any way you need, and look forward to future collaborations.
Great presentation, thank you, really exciting, congrats on the new Department!
Thank you! A terrific dynamic here.
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Thank you Alexis and agree!!
thank you everyone
please rech out to heather r I for collaborative opportunities
Thank you for your thoughts and comments Daniel!
looking forward to collaborations
Thank you Kimberly!
This is very exciting stuff…thank you so much for the preview! I can tell you of at least one postdoc is looking forward to you adding more faculty positions in the future.