This year, the PMR residents and faculty represented the department across several research domains.
Dr. Aimee Madsen’s research project titled “Anxiety State Impact on Recovery of Runners with Lower Extremity Injuries” was selected as one of the top projects in the Musculoskeletal Topics section by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) Evidence Committee. She presented her work On October 21, 2022. Her mentor was Dr. Heather Vincent. Congratulations, Dr. Madsen!
Dr. Caroline Fryar presented her work regarding injury prediction factors on Achilles tendon pain in runners. She was mentored by Dr. Heather Vincent, and she is translating her work to the field of gymnastics where she is finalizing a review on Achilles tendon rupture with external collaborators and her mentor. Good work, Dr. Fryar!
Faculty from PMR, trainees and Collaborators from the Department of Pediatrics (Dr. Leandra Woolnough, accepted medical students Prachi Bhavsar, Zachery Casella, Maren Thomas) and the Pain Research & Intervention Center of Excellence (Dr. Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, Dr. Alisa Johnson) partnered to better understand: 1) the physical and quality of life aspects of importance to patients and families living with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, and 2) how different trajectories of body weight change and weight cycling impact physical function capacity and mobility over six years in older adults with arthritis.