Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago), today announced that AbilityLab’s president and CEO, Joanne C. Smith, MD, has died following treatment for cancer.
In a new study, Northwestern University and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab researchers have discovered that, in an attempt to adapt to this impairment, muscles actually lose sarcomeres — their smallest, most basic building blocks.
A multi-disciplinary team of investigators led by Northwestern scientists have developed a novel wireless device that can constantly monitor pressure and temperature between the patient’s skin and prosthesis, improving overall comfort and wellbeing.
Scientists have discovered a set of neural “conversations” underlying individual neurons’ activity during learned movements, findings with implications for the development of neuroprostheses.
The 9th annual Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences Training Day brought together a group of more than 100 scientists and students across departments and programs to showcase research collaborations.
A drug called tanezumab reduced pain and improved physical function in patients with osteoarthritis, although more research on safety is needed, according to a study published in JAMA.
Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, MD, MS, shared perspectives on disability in medicine and promoting a more inclusive and accessible health system during the Spring Diversity and Inclusion Lyceum Lecture.
Nearly 100 second-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students recently participated in learning experience with volunteer community members and Northwestern faculty members.
J. Chad Duncan, PhD, associate professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has been named director of the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center.
Kosta Nicolozakes, a MD/PhD student, is past president of the Medical Scientist Training Program Student Council and continues to play an active role in organizations at Feinberg and beyond.