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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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Now displaying: August, 2017
Aug 30, 2017

This interview is a live presentation that was presented at the 3rd Annual Rusk Research Symposium during the summer. The title of the talk is: Characteristics of Firearm Brain Injury Survivors in the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) National Database: A Comparison of Assault and Self-Inflicted Injury Survivors. 

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Valerie Ellois, PhD, is a second-year ARRT psychology postdoctoral fellow in rehabilitation research. Her research interests include problematic substance use, emotional dysregulation, suicidality, and health disparities in acquired brain injury. She has presented at several national conferences and has held leadership roles within Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and the APA. She is a recipient of the APA Division of Rehab Psychology Research Travel Award for the research she is presenting. 

Aug 23, 2017

This interview is a live presentation that was presented at the 3rd Annual Rusk Research Symposium during the summer. The title of the talk is:Camp High 5: A Modified Constraint Induced Movement (mCIMT) Therapy & Bimanual Training (HABIT) Day Camp for Children with Hemiplegia.

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Lori Belfiore Ragni has been a pediatric occupational therapist at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases since 2011, and is currently a Clinical Specialist in the Rusk Pediatric Occupational Therapy Department. Lori will be starting a part-time PhD program at NYU in the Rehabilitation Sciences program this fall. 

Melissa Schaeffer graduated from Boston University in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy, and from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals with a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy with a concentration in Pediatric Science in 2015. In 2017, Melissa received her board certification in pediatrics from the American Occupational Therapy Association and has been working at Rusk in the pediatric department for eight years and is currently the assistant supervisor of the pediatric department. 

 

 

 

 

Aug 16, 2017

This interview is a live presentation that was presented at the 3rd Annual Rusk Research Symposium during the summer. The title of the talk is: Clusters of Vulnerable Group Membership in Acute TBI Rehabilitation.

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Dr. N. Erkut Kucukboyaci is a postdoctoral fellow at Rusk Rehabilitation. Prior to this position. he was a predoctoral intern in clinical psychology. He also worked as a research assistant and doctoral student at the UCSD Multimodal Imaging Lab, authoring his dissertation on Postoperative Changes in the Uncinate Fasciculus in Patients with Refractory Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. After graduating from Harvard with a BA in Economics, Dr. Kucukboyaci worked at NYU Langone and earned his MA in Psychology (neuroscience). 

Aug 9, 2017

This interview is a live presentation that was presented at the 3rd Annual Rusk Research Symposium during the summer. The title of the talk is: Addressing Post-Deployment Cognitive Dysfunction to Reduce Disability.

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David Litke, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. He is Assistant Director of Intern Training. Senior Psychologist, Adult Outpatient Service He supervises interns in integrated approaches to psychotherapy and cognitive remediation and is Co-Coordinator of the Cognitive Remediation Seminar. His special interests include cognitive remediation, problem solving in brain injured adults, animal-assisted psychotherapy and psychotherapy with patients with limb loss. He lectures to the interns in diagnosing and treating visual deficits and using therapy animals in psychotherapy with rehabilitation patients. Dr. Litke serves as member of the Rusk Intern Training Committee.

Fiona Graff is a clinical psychologist, War Related Illness and Illness Study Center, VA NJHCS and has worked in both research and clinical settings with individuals with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. In addition to these areas, her interests include stigma, health psychology, and cost-effectiveness of treatment. 

Aug 2, 2017

This interview is a live presentation that was presented at the 3rd Annual Rusk Research Symposium during the summer. The title of the talk is: Training Adults with Acquired Brain Injury How to Help-Seek When Wayfinding: An Understudied Critical Life Skill. 

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Young Susan Cho is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine. Her current research, which is funded by the Evelyn Bullock Fund, focuses on training adults with acquired brain injury on how to improve navigation skills and seek help when lost in the community. She completed her doctoral dissertation on this topic at the Rusk Institute and the pilot investigation has been published in the journal Brain Impairment. Her publications have appeared in several journals and she has made presentations at conferences in the U.S. and abroad. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from New York University, a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Connecticut, and a doctorate in Communication Disorders & Sciences from the University of Oregon. She is certified as aSpeech-Language Pathologist by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

 

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