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Fall 2014 Newsletter

University of ColoradoPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation

University of Colorado     Anschutz Medical Campus

eNewsletter Fall 2014


On a World Stage
A landmark in the study of spinal stenosis treatments and outcomes and was one of the first studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine that had a multi-center focus for this patient population. Read more

In this issue...

⇒ Lifetime Achievement Award
⇒ Craig Hospital Legend
⇒ Searching for Answers
⇒ No Less Pain
⇒ Congratulations PT Director
⇒ Chief Resident Update


Lifetime Achievement Award
The Foundation for PM&R has named Dennis Matthews, MD, as the recipient of a lifetime achievement award. The 2014 Gabriella Molnar Pediatric PM&R Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at AAPM&R on November 15. Read more

No Less Pain
Patients in a randomized trial who had a steroid/anesthetic injection for the condition had no less pain than patients given anesthetic alone. Read more

Searching for Answers to Improve Knee Replacement Outcomes
Over 700,000 total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) are performed each year in the United States to alleviate pain and disability associated with knee osteoarthritis, and this number is expected to grow. Read more

Craig Hospital Legend
Dan Lammertse, MD, is one of the pioneering researchers in the spinal cord injury field. His work helped change the perspective on spinal cord injury research and patient outcomes, and helped bring clinical trials to restorative therapy for spinal cord injuries. Read more

Congratulations to PT Program Director
Margaret Schenkman, PT, PhD, has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences Study Section of the Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Read more

Chief Resident Update
There is now officially a PM&R Interest Group at the CU Denver School of Medicine! Medical students will now get the opportunity to interact with faculty and residents at lunch and dinner meetings. To find out more about department events follow us on Facebook/PMR or Twitter @CUPhysMed. Of note Bill Niehaus also tweets for the AAPM&R Journal @PMRJournal.

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