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RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine

RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine is a top podcast featuring interviews with faculty and staff of RUSK Rehabilitation as well as leaders from other rehabilitation programs around the country. These podcasts are being offered by RUSK, one of the top rehabilitation centers in the world. Your host for these interviews is Dr. Tom Elwood. He will take you behind the scenes to look at what is transpiring in the exciting world of rehabilitation research and clinical services through the eyes of those involved in making dynamic breakthroughs in health care.
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Sep 28, 2016

Dr. Bruce Gans serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and National Medical Director for Rehabilitation for Select Medical, the parent company for Kessler. He also currently is the Chairman of the Board of the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association. His distinguished career in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation spans five decades as a leading clinician, educator, researcher, administrator, and advocate. A prolific writer and researcher, he has served on the editorial boards and as a reviewer for numerous medical journals and just concluded many years of service as an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Gans also has presented hundreds of lectures throughout the world on various topics in PM&R. He is past president of both the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Association of Academic Physiatrists. His medical degree is from the University of Pennsylvania and he also holds Master of Science degrees from both the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Washington. In this special two-part live series, Dr. Gans delivers his acceptance speech of the 2016 Howard A Rusk Leadership and Innovation in Rehabilitation Award. The introduction to this speech, which took place at the 2nd Annual Rusk Research Symposium, is given by Rusk Chairman, Dr. Steven Flanagan. 

Sep 21, 2016

Dr. Bruce Gans serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and National Medical Director for Rehabilitation for Select Medical, the parent company for Kessler. He also currently is the Chairman of the Board of the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association. His distinguished career in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation spans five decades as a leading clinician, educator, researcher, administrator, and advocate. A prolific writer and researcher, he has served on the editorial boards and as a reviewer for numerous medical journals and just concluded many years of service as an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Gans also has presented hundreds of lectures throughout the world on various topics in PM&R. He is past president of both the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Association of Academic Physiatrists. His medical degree is from the University of Pennsylvania and he also holds Master of Science degrees from both the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Washington. In this special two-part live series, Dr. Gans delivers his acceptance speech of the 2016 Howard A Rusk Leadership and Innovation in Rehabilitation Award. The introduction to this speech, which took place at the 2nd Annual Rusk Research Symposium, is given by Rusk Chairman, Dr. Steven Flanagan. 

Sep 14, 2016

Dr. Elizabeth Galletta is a Clinical Research Specialist who is Director of the Rusk Community Groups Program as well as an Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program (ICAP) in the Speech Language Pathology Department. In her clinical practice she treats patients with acquired speech and language disorders secondary to stroke, concussion, traumatic brain injury, and tumor, along with other acquired neurologic conditions. Her research focuses on treatment approaches for stroke survivors with aphasia and includes using noninvasive brain stimulation as an adjuvant to speech-language intervention. She has both a master’s degree in audiology and a master’s degree in speech language pathology from Hunter College, the City University of New York. Her PhD also is from the City University of NY. She did a post-doctoral fellowship in stroke rehabilitation research at the Kessler Foundation Research Center from 2009-2011 and has worked as a clinician, researcher, and professor throughout her career.

Sep 7, 2016

Amanda Childs is completing the second year of a postdoctoral fellowship in a National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research-funded Training Program at Rusk. She also completed a pre-doctoral internship at Rusk before graduating from the Clinical Psychology PhD program at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University in 2014. She has been actively involved in rehabilitation psychology on a national level and currently serves as the Chair of the Communications Committee for Division 22 in Rehabilitation Psychology of the American Psychological Association. She presented at the 2016 Rehabilitation Psychology Conference in Atlanta and received the Foundation for Rehabilitation Psychology’s Trainee Research Award for Best Oral Presentation and was a recipient of the Senil Gupta VA Travel Award for best trainee poster. She was selected as a Fellow for the Young Investigators Symposium at the upcoming 2016 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine annual meeting. Beginning in September 2016, she will be a staff psychologist in the outpatient department.

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