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Brain Health Seminar Series – On the Move: Brain Health & Movement
Join us on Wednesday, September 28 at 11:30 am for our second seminar “On the Move: Brain Health and Movement,” part of a brain health series co-sponsored by the Institute of Gerontology at the UGA College of Public Health, Department of Kinesiology in UGA’s Mary Francis Early College of Education, and Athens Presbyterian Village. Our featured speaker will be Dr. Steven Wolf, Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Attend on Zoom or in person at Aderhold Hall, Room G5.
Dr. Wolf is the world’s leading expert in stroke rehabilitation. Over the past 23 years, he has led several NIH-funded clinical trials that explore novel interventions to improve extremity use in patients with stroke, as well as mechanisms of cortical reorganization and inter-joint coordination associated with such changes. Since 2005, his lab has been emphasizing clinical measures of neural plasticity for interventions designed to improve posture in older adults or stroke survivors and to improve limb function in the latter group.
His newest studies involve use of robotics and mixed reality, both of which have telerehabilitation capabilities and are directed toward home-based treatment post-stroke. Dr. Wolf is also contributing to the development of implanted vagus nerve stimulation to facilitate post-stroke upper limb recovery and recently served as the site PI for the pivotal VNS study (Lancet, 2021).
For more information contact, Lisa Renzi Hammond.