Dr. Prin Amorapanth is a clinical instructor and a member of the research faculty at Rusk. His fellowship in brain trauma at NYU Langone Medical Center provided him with training in the rehabilitation and management of patients with a wide range of acquired brain injuries in multiple settings. His long-term goals include leveraging developments in neuroimaging and neuroplasticity to deliver focused interventions to patients with an acquired brain injury. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. His medical degree and PhD are from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency training in rehabilitation medicine at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. This live presentation is from the 2nd Annual Rusk Research Symposium.
Liat Rabinowitz is the Program Manager of Speech Language Pathology. She has worked as a speech-language therapist in the field of neuro rehabilitation for over 11 years; six of them at RUSK. Her experience has been in evaluation and treatment of adults with acquired brain injury with a specific area of interest in cognitive communication impairments and working with patients in disorder of consciousness. Most of her current work involves managing the Speech Language Pathology department, along with supervising and training staff. A native of South Africa, she trained as a therapist at the University of Cape Town. Her master’s degree in speech-language pathology is from Columbia University. She currently teaches as an adjunct faculty member at NYU-Steinhardt school on language disorders in adults and has taught cognitive disorders at Columbia University, which she will resume next semester. This live presentation is from the 2nd Annual Rusk Research Symposium. The introduction is by Dr. Steven Flanagan, Chair of Rusk.
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 2016 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine annual meeting. Beginning in September 2016, she will be a staff psychologist in the outpatient department. This live presentation is from the 2nd Annual Rusk Research Symposium.
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. This live presentation was given during the 2nd Annual Rusk Research Symposium.