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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, 2022

Professor Arthur Matthews is chief operating officer of Matthews & Matthews Consulting, a boutique firm specializing in customized and divergent aspects of human resources, labor, and the workforce. His clients primarily are corporations, government agencies, unions, and 501(C)(3) organizations that include Johns Hopkins University, Con Edison, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and New York City Health and Hospitals. Additionally, he is a Teaching Professor of Labor and Employment Relations at Penn State University and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Arkansas. He began his teaching career in 1987 first at the Medgar Evers College/City University of New York and the Van Arsdale School of Labor Studies. Since 1989 he also has served on the faculty at NYU and Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. His law degree with a Concentration in Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Public Policy is from Howard University. 

In this interview, he discusses the following: principles of leadership, going from a leader to becoming an ambassador, interchangeable skills for different situations, dealing with conflict, adding leadership training to the curricula at health professions schools, and the notion of shared leadership.

Sep 14, 2022

Dr. Linda Carozza is a clinical professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health. She has written extensively on the broad topic of communication and aging with a focus on creative approaches to improving the quality of life. Her publications include the topic of counselling in chronic aphasia: integrating theory with professional roles in clinical practice and also on the topic of non-pharmacological approaches to dementia. She has a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In 2021, she was selected a National Academy of Practice Speech Pathology Fellow. She has a doctorate in speech and hearing sciences from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. Her baccalaureate and master’s degree in speech and hearing are from the City College of New York. 

Topics discussed in Part 2  included the following: common symptoms that will be experienced by an individual who is beginning to reveal signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease; primary progressive aphasia (PPA); effective tools and resources used since 2019 when the World Health Organization published its first evidence-based guidelines on dementia risk reduction; roles played by informal and family caregivers and preparing them to do so; use of telehealth in treating patients; non-pharmacological approaches in assessment and treatment of dementia; and future research projects envisioned.

 
 
 
Sep 1, 2022

Dr. Linda Carozza is a clinical professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health. She has written extensively on the broad topic of communication and aging with a focus on creative approaches to improving the quality of life. Her publications include the topic of counselling in chronic aphasia: integrating theory with professional roles in clinical practice and also on the topic of non-pharmacological approaches to dementia. She has a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In 2021, she was selected a National Academy of Practice Speech Pathology Fellow. She has a doctorate in speech and hearing sciences from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. Her baccalaureate and master’s degree in speech and hearing are from the City College of New York. 

Part 1 included a discussion of the following: how she become interested in the area of adult neurogenic communication disorders; conditions encompassed by the term adult neurogenic communication disorders; professional qualifications for students or other individuals who wish to pursue this line of practice; some defining characteristics of dementia-communication changes and how they differ from stroke-treated communication changes; incidence and prevalence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in the US; whether the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s disease basically are the same, and if not,  important distinctions between them; and some major causes of dementia.

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