Acclaimed physiologist and expert in the biomechanics of skeletal muscle will arrive at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine later this year.
Lauren Smith, a sixth-year MD/PhD student, is the recipient of a Presidential Fellowship, the most prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students at Northwestern. Her research focuses on improving the control of myoelectric upper limb prostheses. She works in the labs of Todd Kuiken, MD, PhD, and Levi Hargrove, PhD.
With its recent renewal, Feinberg’s Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research is one of 10 such centers funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Anis Contractor, PhD, associate professor in Physiology, recently published findings on what causes delays in synaptic and neuronal development in the cortex, hallmarks of fragile X syndrome, the most common known cause of autism.
First-year medical students used a first-of-its-kind iPad app, an interactive simulation-based textbook of cardiovascular physiology and hemodynamics, as part of their Cardiovascular Blood Module.