Drs. Sam Pak and Nina Freitas recently started a one-year clinical trial called the ASPECT Project (https://aspect.ucsf.edu/) sponsored by SWORD Health. This is a single-center, prospective, randomized controlled study, with two parallel groups, designed to assess the clinical impact of a digital exercise program against conventional rehabilitation for chronic shoulder pain. In addition, we will be comparing clinical outcomes between digital PT and in-person PT in the chronic shoulder population.
Cayce Shaw, a 3rd year PhD candidate in the Rehab Science graduate program, received the UCSF Hillblom Center for the Biology of Aging and Bakar Aging Research Institute (BARI) Graduate Fellowship. This is a one-year fellowship for $35,000. Cayce's research interests are directed towards understanding the role of sex chromosomes in the aging female and male brain. Specifically, she is studying how the inactive X chromosome confers resilience in females against age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease under Dr. Dena Dubal's guidance.
Congratulations to Dr. Topp and colleagues for publishing their paper titled: "The imperative for scientific societies to change the face of academia: Recommendations for immediate action", in Anatomical Record. Please click the link below to read the paper.
Please take a moment to read Dr. Kai Kennedy’s perspective piece for the APTA regarding the necessity to think beyond the creation of pipelines and to consider the creation of person centered career pathways! Congratulations on a terrific and thoughtful piece.