- According to US News & World Report, Drs. William Bockenek, Vu Q C Nguyen and Sonya Rissmiller were ranked in the Top 10 percent of all physicians in PM&R for 2012.
- Dr. William Bockenek was included in the Charlotte Business Journal’s Best Doctors List 2012.
- Dr. Tobias Tsai was awarded the Corbett Ryan Pathways Pioneer Award by the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine’s (AACPDM) and the Pathways Awareness Foundation at their annual meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 12-15, 2012.
- Tami Guerrier, Assistant Research Director, was appointed to the North Carolina Board of the Brain Injury Association.
“Relational dimensions of irritability following traumatic brain injury: A qualitative analysis of couples’ perspectives”. Hammond F, Davis CS, Cook JR, Philbrick P, Hirsch MA. Brain Injury. 2012;26(11):1287-96. Epub 2012 Aug 16.
“Management of Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain”. Maxwell AMW, Nguyen VQC
Current PM&R Reports, 2012. DOI:10.1007/s40141-012-0001-y.
“Fully Implantable Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain: A Case Series” Nguyen VQC, Bock WC, Groves CC, Whitney, MB, Lechman T, Bennett M, Chae J. Submitted to American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
“Variations in Functional Outcome Stratified by Discharge Disposition and Oncological Treatment Groups After Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation for Brain Tumor Patients”. Raj V., Groves C., Kim H., Bomberger C., & Norton J.H. (2012). The Open Rehabilitation Journal, 5, 41-47. DOI: 10.2174/1874943701205010041
“Residents’ views on reform of the U.S. health care system”. Nguyen VQ, Hirsch MA, Mehta P, Grafton L, Alvarez-Gonzalez G. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2012;91(3):a11-a12.
- Dr. Nguyen is the Principle Investigator of the SPR Therapeutics sponsored SmartPatch study “Pivotal Study of SMARTPATCH Peripheral Nerve Stimulation”
- Dr. Nguyen is the Principle Investigator of the Allergan sponsored Botox study “Adult Post-Stroke Lower Limb Spasticity Study”
- Dr. Nguyen is Principle Investigator, in collaboration with Duke University, was awarded the Cannon Grant for the study Stroke Rehabilitation Outcomes Evaluation – A Stroke Rehabilitation Database.
- The Research Dept. of PM&R was awarded funding as a Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Follow-Up site through the Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research.
- Dr. Hirsch is Principal investigator of study titled: “Physical activity and traumatic brain injury: Preliminary studies”. IRB File #02-12-04E.
Dr. Hirsch is Principal Investigator on the study titled: “Health information needs after mTBI: A participatory research exploration” and co-investigator of two studies titled: “Falls prevention technology research and development project”, and “Is dual tasking a behavioral biomarker for detecting residual effects of mTBI on postural control?”
- Dr. Hirsch received a grant from the Duke Foundation to investigate the experience of exercise in Parkinson’s disease from the perspective of patients with PD and spouses, The study is titled: “Power over Parkinson’s: The experience of community-based exercise for people with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease”.
Presentations/National, Poster, Regional, Local Community
- Dr. Hirsch gave two undergraduate lectures on Parkinson’s disease in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, UNCC, Thursday, November 15 and 20, 2012 (MEGR 7090/8090 Mechanics of Human Locomotor System).
- Dr. Lori Grafton participated as a guest speaker at the 2nd International Symposium on Neurorehabilitation in Valencia, Spain on October 18-19, 2012.
- Dr. Vishwa Raj, Associate Medical Director of the Dept. of PM&R, presented a poster entitled “Rehabilitation of Brain Tumor Patients: Outcomes based on Discharge Disposition at a Freestanding Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility in the United States” at the 10th Acta Oncologica Symposium: European Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Symposium 2012, in Copenhagen, Denmark.
- Dr. Vishwa Raj, Associate Medical Director of the Dept. of PM&R, and Suzanne Snyder, Administrative Director of CR- Mercy formally presented “Successful Medical Necessity Documentation Improvement Strategies” at the 10th Annual Medical Rehabilitation Education Conference and Expo of the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association on October 15, 2012 in San Diego, California.
- Dr. Vishwa Raj, Associate Medical Director of the Dept. of PM&R, Suzanne Snyder, Administrative Director of CR- Mercy and Robin Lilly, Business Development Director of CR formally presented “Strategies for Successful Integration of Inpatient Rehabilitation into the Oncological Spectrum of Care” at the Best Practices in Cancer Survivorship and Cancer Rehabilitation, Mindstream Conference on July 19, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.
- Dr. Vishwa Raj, Associate Medical Director of the Dept. of PM&R formally presented “Methods to Determine Appropriate Utilization of Ancillary Rehabilitation Services in the Oncological Spectrum of Care. Best Practices in Cancer Survivorship and Cancer Rehabilitation, at Mindstream Conference on November 15, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Dr. Lori Grafton partnered with physicians from the Medic, Emergency Room, Sports Medicine and Trauma departments to develop the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury guidelines for the Carolinas Trauma Network.
- Over 70 Carolinas Rehabilitation physicians, employees, and family members participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in October 2012 and raised over $3,800.
- Dr. Mark Hirsch, Research Scientist in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, directed RENEW Carolinas Parkinson’s Disease Initiative. Through this initiative, training on evidence- based physical therapy and exercise prescription for 21 Physical Therapists and 24 YMCA staff representing 10 Carolinas Rehabilitation clinics, CMC- Neurology, and 6 participating YMCA Medical Referral Programs was provided. Grant support was provided by the Park Foundation and Carolinas Healthcare Foundation.
- The Research Dept. of PM&R held the Help Me, Help You conference on September 28-29, 2012. The conference, sponsored by Carolinas Rehabilitation and supported through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation, taught participants how to build better relationships after brain injury.
- Dr. Hirsch (along with Mohammed Sanjak, PT, PhD, Sherry Jones, Richard Reinholz, and Jennifer Gardner) gave an invited lecture titled “RENEW Carolinas Parkinson disease Initiative: The role of exercise” during the Second Annual Symposium on Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease hosted by the Department of Neurology at CMC, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Harris Conference Center, Charlotte.
- Dr. LaTanya Lofton was promoted to Program Director for the Spinal Cord Program
- Dr. Jesse Lieberman was promoted to full time Faculty for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Dr. Thomas Jackson joined the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nguyen VQC, Hirsch MA. Use of a policy debate to teach residents about health care reform. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2011;3(3):376-378.
Hirsch MA, Iyer S, Englert D, Sanjak M. Promoting community-based participatory research exercise programs in Parkinson’s disease. Neurodegenerative Disease Management. 2011;1(5):365-377.
Link JN, Kropf M, Hirsch MA, Hammond FM, Karlawish J, Schur L, Kruse D, Davis C. Voting competency and political knowledge: Comparing traumatic brain injury survivors and average college students. Election Law Journal. 2011;11(1), 52-69. DOI: 10.1089/elj.2011.0121.
Bockenek WL, DeJong G, Lanig I, Friedland M, Harrington A. Primary Care for Persons with Disability. Delisa’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice. Frontera, Gans BM, Walsh NA, eds. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia. 2010, pgs. 1587-1615
Frontera WR, Delisa JA, Gans BM, Walsh NE, Robinson LR, Basford JR, Bockenek, WL, et. al. Delisa’s Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins , Philadelphia, PA, 2010
Lieberman JA, Hammond FM, Barringer TA, Norton HJ, Goff, DC, Bockenek WL, Scelza WM. Comparison of coronary artery calcification scores and National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines for coronary Heart disease risk assessment and treatment paradigms in individuals with chronic traumatic spinal cord injury. JSCM 2011; 34;2:233-240.
Rouleau T, Harrington A, MD; Brennan M, Hammond F, Hirsch M, Nussbaum M, Bockenek W. Receipt of Dental Care and Carriers Encountered by Persons with Disabilities. Spec Care Dentist 31(2): 63-67, 2011
Hammond F, Davis CS, Whiteside O, Philbrick P, Hirsch MA. Marital adjustment and stability following traumatic brain injury: A pilot qualitative analysis of spouse perspectives. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 2011 Jan-Feb;26(1):69-78.
Rouleau TS, Harrington AL, Brennan MT, Hammond FM, Hirsch MA, Bockenek WL. Disabled persons’ receipt of dental care and barriers encountered. Special Care in Dentistry. 2011;31(2):2011
Lieberman JA, Hammond FM, Barringer TA, Goff DC, Norton HJ, Bockenek WL, Scelza WM. Adherence with the National Cholesterol Education Program Guidelines in Men with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2011; 34:28-34
Lieberman JA, Hammond FM, Barringer TA, Norton HJ, Goff DC, Bockenek WL, Scelza WM. Comparison of Coronary Artery Calcification Scores and National Cholesterol Education Program Guidelines for Coronary Heart Disease Risk Assessment and Treatment Paradigms in Individuals with Chronic Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2011; 34:233-40
Vu Q. C Nguyen and Mark A Hirsch (2011) Use of a Policy Debate to Teach Residents about Health Care Reform. Journal of Graduate Medical Education: September 2011, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 376-379
Thomas, J. George. Fall in the elderly: published on AAPMR website’s “Knowledge Now” 2011.
“Stroke Rehabilitation Process Improvement Project” Nguyen VQC, Harvey RL
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
http://me.e-aapmr.org/moc4.aspx. March 2011.
Sanjak M, Hirsch M, Skains R et al. Sensory and motor deficits leading to disequilibrium and falls in ambulatory asymptomatic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients (pts). Neurology. 2011;76(9) Suppl 4:A46-A46.
- Hammond, Flora, MD: Improving Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Outcomes. Sponsor: NIDRR
- Hammond, Flora, MD: The Experience of Post-traumatic Irritability: A Community-based Participatory Action Research Study. Sponsor: NIDRR
- Hammond, Flora, MD: Carbamazepine for the Treatment of Chronic Post-Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Irritability and Aggression: A 42-Day Single Site, Forced Titration, Parallel Group, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial. Sponsor: NIDRR
- Hammond, Flora, MD: Sexuality after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Sponsor: NIDRR
- Hammond, Flora, MD: Carolinas Rehabilitation TBI Registry- Traumatic Brain Injury Model System. Sponsor: NIDRR
- Hammond, Flora, MD: Prediction of Outcome after Sever Traumatic Brain Injury in the Acute Care Setting, a Pilot and Feasibility Study. Sponsor: NA
- Hammond, Flora, MD: Measuring Irritability in Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury. Sponsor: NIDRR.
- Liebermann, Jesse, MD: Dietary patterns and their relationship to CVD risk factors in chronic SCI. Sponsor: NIH
- Liebermann, Jesse, MD: Carolinas Rehabilitation Spinal Cord Injury Registry. Sponsor: Cannon
- Hirsch, Mark, PhD: Political Empowerment among Persons with TBI. Sponsor: NIH.
- Hirsch, Mark, PhD: Spouses of Individuals with TBI. Sponsor: NA
- Hirsch, Mark, PhD: Mirror-box Training in Adults with Chronic Hemiparesis Secondaryto Stroke: A Descriptive Case Series and Pilot Study. Sponsor: NA
- Hirsch, Mark, PhD: Voting Grant Supplement. Sponsor: NIH
- Hammond, Flora, MD: Improving Outcomes in Acute Rehabilitation for traumatic Brain Injury through Practice Based Evidence and Individualized Planning for the First Year following Acute Rehabilitation. Sponsor: NIH, NIDRR
- Hammond, Flora, MD: A Multi-Center, Parallel Group, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Amantadine Hydrochloride in the Treatment of Chronic TBI Irritability and Aggression: A Replication Study. Sponsor: NIDRR
- Raj, Vishwa, MD: Factors that Influence Faculty Physicians Participation in Research Programs. Sponsor: NA
- Raj, Vishwa, MD: Evaluation of functional Outcomes and Discharge Disposition after Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation for Brain Tumor Patients. Sponsor: NA
- Bockenek, William, MD: United States Multi-Center Study to Assess the Viability and Reliability of the Spinal Cord Independence Measure (SCIM II). Sponsor: Craig H Neilson Found
- Neumann, Dawn, PhD: Controlled Study of Affect Recognition Training for Individuals with TBI. Sponsor: NIDRR
- Neumann, Dawn, PhD: A pilot study using emotional film clips to assess emotion recognition, emotion elicitation, and empathy in persons with and without traumatic brain injury. Sponsor: Cannon
- Bockenek, William, MD: Humanitarian Use Device: Synapse XeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System. Sponsor: Synapse Biomedical
- Lofton, LaTanya, MD: Breaking the News: Discussing Prognosis with SCI Individuals. Sponsor: NA
- Hirsch, Mark, PhD: Power over Parkinson’s: The experience of participating in exercise for persons with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. Sponsor: Duke Foundation
- Nguyen, Vu, MD: A Prospective Multi-Center Study of the SPR System for the Treatment of Post-Stroke Shoulder Pain. Sponsor: NDI Medical
- Raj, Vishwa, MD: ACE At Home Compression Evaluation: At Home Evaluation of Two Pneumatic Compression Devices in the Treatment of Lower Extremity Lymphedema. Sponsor: Tactile Systems Technology Inc.
- Lofton, LaTanya, MD: Comparison of HP011-101 to Standard Care in the Management of Stage I-II Pressure Ulcers in Subjects with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. Sponsor: Healthpointe
- Shall, Matthew, MD: Preventing Hospital Readmission after Inpatient Rehabilitation. Sponsor: APEC
- Johns, Natalie, MS: TBI Project STAR. Sponsor: NC Department of Health and Human Resources.
- Johns, Natalie, MS: TBI: Living In the Community; Building New Partnerships; Substance Abuse following TBI. Sponsor: HRSA, subcontract with NCDHHS.
Presentations/National, Poster, Regional, Local Community
- Dr. Hirsch was invited to deliver a research talk titled “Promoting exercise in Parkinson’s disease through community-based participatory research” at the Forum discussion-5, Exercise and Neurorehabilitation, Rehabilitation and Support Care for Patients Suffering from Movement Disorders, Session Chair: Susan Calne, 19th WFN World Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders, Shanghai, China, December 11-14, 2011.
- Dr. Hirsch was invited as one of two Americans to give a platform presentation at the Parkinson’s symposium of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT), Amsterdam, Netherlands. His talk was delivered June 24 2011 during the final symposium section on “The Future” and was titled: “Peer-approach”.
- Dr. Hirsch delivered an oral presentation titled: “The capacity to vote of persons with traumatic brain injury” during the 3rd Federal Interagency Conference on TBI, June 13, 2011, Washington DC.
- Dr. Hirsch was invited to deliver an oral presentation titled: “Do individuals with traumatic brain injury have the capacity to vote?” during the Annual North Carolina Political Science Association Meeting held at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, February 25th, 2011.
- Sanjak M, Hirsch M, Skains R, Gandhi R, Norton HJ, Bravver E, Brooks B. (2011). Sensory and Motor deficits leading to Disequilibrium and Falls in Ambulatory Asymptomatic Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patients. 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, Hawaii, April, 2011.
- Hirsch, M. Exercise and Parkinson disease: From Neurons to Mecklenburg County Neighborhoods. Senior Symposium, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rock Hill, South Carolina, May 2011.
- Hirsch MA, Arrington T, Ball AM, Bickett AK, Davis CS, Hammond F, Karlawish JHT, Kropf M, Kruse D, Lang KC, Nelson J, Saunders S, Schur L (2011). The capacity to vote of persons with traumatic brain injury. 3rd Federal Interagency Conference on TBI, , Washington DC, June 2011.
- Hirsch, MA Community-based Rehabilitation: Peer-to-peer approach. Parkinson’s Satellite Symposium at World Confederation of Physical Therapy meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2011.
- Raj, V. Review of a liaison model for referral development. AAP- Program for Academic Leadership, March 2011.
- Aggarwal, P and Rissmiller, S. First annual CME Conference entitled “Musculoskeletal Medicine for the Primary Care Provider seminar.” October 2011.
- Nguyen, V. was the Principle Investigator of the first research team in the world to implant the SPR Implantable Neuromodulation System for post-stroke shoulder pain - both a poster and podium was presented at the 10th World Congress of the International Neuromodulation Society. 2011.
- Lieberman JA, Goff DC, Hammond FM, Schreiner PJ, Norton HJ, Zhou X, Steffen LM. Dietary Intake Relative to Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Individuals with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury. Accepted for Oral Presentation at the 2011 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. November 2011.
- Over 70 Carolinas Rehabilitation physicians, employees, and family members participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in October 2011.
- Dr. Hirsch gave an invited lecture on “Participatory research” during the Greater Charlotte ACRP and UNCC Center for Professional and Applied Ethics Conference on “Emerging Trends in Clinical Research”. Friday, October 26th, 2011 at UNC Charlotte.