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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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Jul 27, 2016

Dr. David Cifu is Chairman and the Herman J. Flax Endowed Professor of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. He also is Chief of PM&R Services of the VCU Health System and Founding Director of the VCU-Center for Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering. He is the Senior Traumatic Brain Injury Specialist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Athletic Development and Integrated Injury Management System for the National Hockey League Florida Panthers. He has been funded on 39 research grants for over $130 million, including currently serving as Principal Investigator of the VA/DoD $62.2 million Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium. As an academic physiatrist, he has delivered more than 525 regional, national and international lectures, published more than 200 scientific articles and 65 abstracts, and co-authored or edited 30 books and book chapters. He is a Past President of the American Academy of PM&R (2007-8) and Editor-in-Chief of the 5th Edition of Braddom’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation textbook (2015). His medical degree is from Boston University and he did post-graduate training at the Baylor College of Medicine. In this two-part interview, Dr. Cifu discusses traumatic brain injury with most of the emphasis on what is being done with veterans who were hurt in combat, as well as other aspects of treating brain injury, such as patient-reported outcomes and reducing health disparities among different racial/ethnic groups in the U.S. population. 

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