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CU PM&R Grand Rounds: Assessing and Addressing Phantom Pain in the Amputee by Noel So, MD

6 October 2017

CU PM&R Grand Rounds: Assessing and Addressing Phantom Pain in the Amputee by Noel So, MD

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Jeff Hebert part of $5.7 Million PCORI Award Research Funding for MS Study

1 October 2017

"Researchers studying methods of exercise delivery and their effects on people living with multiple sclerosis have been awarded $5.7 million in funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The study, “Comparative Effectiveness of an Exercise Intervention Delivered via Telerehabilitation and Conventional Mode of Delivery,” will evaluate the effectiveness of different types of exercise programs for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The project will compare exercise programs provided at gyms or rehabilitation facilities with a telerehabilitation program available to patients at home. The goal is to increase the accessibility and sustainability of exercise options for people with MS."

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The Gerontologist Names Dr. Patricia Heyn as the New Associate Editor for Review Articles

19 September 2017

Press release: "The Gerontologist has appointed Dr. Patricia Heyn as a new Associate Editor, Review Articles, to join our leadership team. Dr. Heyn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. With extensive expertise in research synthesis methodologies, Dr. Heyn has been actively involved in the advancement of evidence-based methods standards and guidelines for synthesis, critical appraisal, and review procedures. She is currently guiding several national taskforces related to the review and synthesis of current emergent aging research areas. Dr. Heyn has already begun her efforts to revamp the new Review Article section by revising the description of the section to formulate a clearer set of guidelines for review article submissions. I encourage all of you to review the Author Guidelines (https://www.geron.org/thegerontologist) to learn more about the new Review Article section."


CU PM&R Grand Rounds: "Clio in the Clinic" by Daniel Goldberg, JD, PhD

10 September 2017

CU PM&R Grand Rounds: "Clio in the Clinic": What the History of Pain Without Lesion Reveals about Present Chronic Pain Management by Daniel Goldberg, JD, PhD

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Video Tribute: Dennis Matthews, MD, Rehabilitation

17 August 2017

The Chair of our Rehabilitation Program, Dr. Dennis Matthews, says his mental health is refreshed by spending time with kids in clinic. Learn more about why he chose to work in pediatrics and what he hopes for his patients.

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CU PM&R Grand Rounds: Gait & Motion Analysis by Dennis Matthews, MD and Frank Chang, MD

9 August 2017

June 2017 - CU PM&R Grand Rounds: Gait & Motion Analysis by Dennis Matthews, MD and Frank Chang, MD

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CU PM&R Announces the Dennis J. Matthews, M.D. Excellence in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Fund

This fund, established in the 19th year of Dr. Matthews’ leadership in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, will provide support of PM&R Scholarship through visiting professor lectures, workshops, and national presentations. This year also inaugurates the Dennis J. Matthews, M.D. Lectureship featuring Visiting Professor Michael Boninger, M.D., Professor and Endowed Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Director, UPMC Rehabilitation Institute.

Dennis J. Matthews, M.D., a living legend of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, attended medical school at the University of Colorado and went on to train in Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Minnesota with Dr. Frederic Kottke, one of the founding fathers of the field. In 1997, Dr. Matthews was recruited back to Denver by Dr. Jerome Gersten to be the 4th Chair of the Department.

Dr. Matthews’ work with pediatric muscle disease, cerebral palsy, and rehabilitation is internationally known and has identified him as a pioneer in his field. Dr. Matthews’ remarkable work with pediatric rehabilitation and practice development has laid the foundation for pediatric subspecialties and the advancement of major medical associations in the field of rehabilitation.

Dr. Matthews is Department Chair and Professor of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine as well as PPAARDI-in-Chief and Fischahs Chair Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Children’s Hospital Colorado.

For information on how to donate to the Dennis J. Matthews Fund, please go to: www.cufund.org/MatthewsExcellenceFund

You may also contact the CU Foundation Office at 303-813-7935.


Video: Aspen Ideas Festival | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Here at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, ideas flow freely between curious minds, skilled practitioners, collaborative data geeks and groundbreaking researchers. The result? Future-changing advances in personalized medicine, chronic disease and patient-centered care. Welcome to the New West. Here, the good guys wear the masks. Watch the video on YouTube.

 

 

The Spine Center at University of Colorado Hospital

The Spine Center at the University of Colorado Hospital specializes in treating people with lower back and neck pain using proven therapies and cutting-edge technology.

Patient's services include physical therapy, medication, spinal injections or surgery, or any combination of these treatments. A collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach among orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrists, physical/occupational therapists, psychologists, integrative medicine, and anesthesiologists fits within the model first espoused by Dr. Gersten.

As the sole academic medical center in the region, the Spine Center is the only provider in the Front Range to take such a comprehensive approach to spine and neck care. In fact, because of our high levels of experience, we are regularly asked to evaluate cases as a second opinion.

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Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine

The mission of the Physical Therapy Program is To provide Colorado and the nation with programs of excellence in education, clinical care, research & scholarship, and community service.

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CU Sports Medicine

Competitive and recreational athletes of all types and ages receive comprehensive care for sports and related injuries at CU Sports Medicine. Covering the full range of sports injuries throughout the Front Range, we encompass care for hip & knee, hand, foot & ankle, elbow & shoulder, and spine.

At CU Sports Medicine, patients can have​ diagnostic tests and a physician's evaluation on the same day in the same location. Our multidisciplinary team has two goals: a timely and accurate diagnosis, and the fastest recovery possible.

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History of the CU Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department (PM&R)

Founded in 1946, The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is one of the oldest departments of PM&R in the United States. The first chairman was Dr. Harold Dinken, who was also the first physiatrist in Colorado. He quickly expanded the department and accepted Dr. George Twombly as the first resident in PM&R in 1947. That same year, Dr. Carl Hoffman was recruited as the first Director of PM&R at the Denver VA Hospital. Dr Dinken went on to establish the Rehabilitation program at General Rose Hospital.

Having joined the faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1949, Dr. Jerome W. Gersten became Chairman in 1957. Under Dr. Gersten's leadership, the Department expanded tremendously in clinical service, education and research. Dr. Gersten was one of the first, true "academic physiatrists".

He conducted basic science research on the use and effects of physical agents; muscle and nerve function; effects of stress on muscle function; cardiopulmonary rehabilitation; electromyography; and the delivery of rehabilitation health services. The Department was a nationally recognized Research and Training Center in cardiac rehabilitation. Dr. Gersten was a visionary expanding the concept of the Rehabilitation Team.

Today, the CU Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has three primary focuses: Education, Research and Clinical Care.

Coming Up

Oct
18
Wed
Dept of PM&R Resident Seminar: presented by Bradley Gale (PGY-3), 6-7PM, AO1-7000
Dinner will be provided – please RSVP by acceptance of this invite to ensure we have enough food.
For Craig Residents/Faculty: Presentation can be viewed live via Zoom link here: https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/960177434
Nov
15
Wed
Dept of PM&R Resident Seminar: presented by Alex Garnett, MD (PGY-3), 6-7PM, AO1-7000
Dinner will be provided – please RSVP by acceptance of this invite to ensure we have enough food.
For Craig Residents/Faculty: Presentation can be viewed live via Zoom link here: https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/960177434
Dec
13
Wed
Dept of PM&R Resident Seminar: presented by Cristina Sarmiento, MD (PGY-2), 6-7PM, AO1-7000
Dinner will be provided – please RSVP by acceptance of this invite to ensure we have enough food.
For Craig Residents/Faculty: Presentation can be viewed live via Zoom link here: https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/960177434

 

Contact Info

Phone: 303-724-1264
Fax: 303-724-0863

Physical Address:
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
12631 East 17th Avenue, Academic Office 1, Room 2513
Aurora, Colorado 80045
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Mailing Address:
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Mail Stop F-493
12631 East 17th Avenue, Academic Office 1, Room 2513
Aurora, Colorado 80045

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