A Step Forward: Helping Stroke Patients Regain Push-Off
November 1, 2017
Trisha Kesar has spent her career confounded by a problem. As director of Emory’s Motion Analysis Lab, she has been frustrated watching stroke survivors struggle to recover walking function—and physical therapists struggle to effectively help. “Gait is complicated,” says Kesar, who has a PhD and is assistant professor of rehabilitation medicine and physical therapy at Emory. 

USAID Awards Emory $4.5M to Establish Physical Therapy Profession in Country of Georgia
October 20, 2017
USAID has awarded Emory University a four-year, $4.5 million grant to establish the profession of physical therapy in the country of Georgia. The grant will be used to establish a PT training center in the Emory Kobaladze Learning Center in Tbilisi, and to establish a clinic in Tbilisi and Batumi, the second largest city, which is on the Black Sea. USAID is a US Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

Hidden Gems - Lena Ting
June 29, 2017
Find out what goes on behind the scenes in Lena Ting's (rehabilitation medicine, biomedical engineering) neuromechanics lab as she studies "useful movements" like balance control and walking. Discover how studying insect movements helped to develop six-legged robots able to move across complex surfaces, how being multilingual has helped Ting bridge disparate disciplines, and how personal robots might help in rehabilitation efforts in the future.

Trek Through Post-Super Bowl Psychological Valley Awaits Falcons
May 26, 2017
“When you are dealing with professional athletes, they really have (dedicated) their entire career… toward that one event, achieving that outcome,” said Logan Kaleta, an associate professor at Emory University School of Medicine’s department of rehabilitation medicine. “If they are able to use that experience to fuel their motivation and then that might be to their benefit. That’s going to be very individualized in terms of how they respond and how they can use that experience to their benefit.”

Education: Combine and Conquer
May 24, 2017
In 2014, Emory School of Medicine partnered up with the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta to offer a combined PhD and doctor of physical therapy (DPT) scheme. They, too, expect that the graduates will fill a niche, not least because one-fifth of the US population has a disability, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “There's a growing recognition about the need for robust rehabilitation science and researchers,” says programme director Edelle Field-Fote.

Zoher Kapasi Named Health Care Hero by Atlanta Business Chronicle
May 24, 2017
Zoher Kapasi, PT, PhD, MBA, is the winner in the Allied Health Professional category, for his leadership in advancing the profession of physical therapy and developing the next generation of practitioners.

Suzanne Penna Honored for Educator's Day
May 17, 2017
Suzanne Penna, PhD, has been recognized for Educator’s Day by the Emory School of Medicine Recognitions Committee. Dr. Penna received the honor as an educator who goes above and beyond the call of duty as a teacher and mentor.

Zoher Kapasi Receives Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award
May 5, 2017
Zoher Kapasi, PT, PhD, MBA, an Associate Professor with the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, was selected to receive the 2016-17 Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award by David S. Stephens, MD, Interim Dean, Emory University School of Medicine.

Blurring Lines Between Arts and Sciences
May 2, 2017
As a child I was soft-spoken and shy.  Although my grades were good, I was far from the star of the class, and frequently blended in with the general mass of my small rural high school.  

David Burke Honored During 2017 Doctor's Day
March 30, 2017
David T. Burke, MD, MA, Chairman and Professor for the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, was honored by the Emory School of Medicine Recognitions Committee for 2017 Doctor’s Day. 

Emory Rehabilitation Hospital Honored
March 27, 2017
In an effort to increase knowledge for March as Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Brain Injury Association of Georgia (BIAG) honored Emory Rehabilitation Hospital (ERH) with a plaque of appreciation for its efforts in supporting brain injury patients and caregivers.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine to Cohost Prosthetics and Orthotics Symposium, June 3-4
January 23, 2017
The Emory University Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology School of Applied Physiology will cohost the Clinical Symposium on Prosthetics and Orthotics.  The symposium will be held June 3-4, 2017 at the Emory Brain Health Center's Executive Park 12 location in Atlanta, GA.