Movement Recovery Seminar Series

A monthly seminar series for the community of scientist and clinicians working towards the common goal of recovery of function. For more information or questions please email


November 15th, Joseph P. Broderick, MD, Director of the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center, Director of the National NIH StrokeNet - Stroke Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention

October 18th, Barbara Sargent, PhD, PT, PCS, Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy, University of Southern California - PT with Infants at High Risk for Developmental Disabilities, Specifically with Cerebral Palsy 

September 20th: Patricia  Musolino, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology Harvard Medical School - Pediatric Stroke

July & August: Break

June 21st: Mark M. Churchland, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience; Codirector, Grossman Center for the Statistics of Mind and Principal Investigator, Zuckerman Institute, Columbia University Irving Medical Center - Cognitive Aspects of Movement 

May 17th: Katherine Dimitropoulou, PhD, OTR/L, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Occupational Therapy), Columbia University Irving Medical Center - Game_On Studies 

April 19th:  Varun Arvind, PhD, Alice H. Huang, PhD, Jason B. Carmel, MD, PhD, Columbia University Irving Medical Center - Altered Tendon Development Contributes to Neuromuscular Contracture Formation

March 15th: Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee, PhD, Assitant Professor, Computer Science & Director, EmPRISE Lab, Cornell University - Assistive Robotics for Individuals with Physical Disabilities 

February 16th: Sheng-Han Kuo, MD, Neurologist & Director, Initiative for Columbia Ataxia and Tremor, Columbia University Irving Medical Center - Unraveling the Distinct Pathophysiologies of Tremor: Insights into Ataxia

January 12th: Glen Thomas Prusky, PhD, MSc, Burke Neurological Institute - Objective Measurement of Visual Functions in Children with Brain Injury


Devina S. Kumar PhD, MSc, PT, Burke Neurological Institute - Translating Neurological Concepts For Promoting Neuroplasticity In Real World Settings

Jason Carmel, MD, PhD, Child Neurologist and Motor System Neuroscientist, Columbia University Irving Medical Center - Electrical Stimulation to Restore Somatosensation

Michael Jigo, PhD, Lead Clinical Neuroscientist, Sharper Sense - Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation for on-demand enhancement of central sensory processing

Adam Kirton, MD - Professor of Pediatrics, Radiology, Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary - Harnessing Alternative Neural Pathways to Enhance Life Participation in Children with Perinatal Brain Injury

Scott Barbuto, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center - Balance Versus Aerobic Training in Cerebellar Degenerative Diseases

Claudio Ferre, PhD – Director, Development, Experience, & Motor Recovery Laboratory (DEMR), Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Boston University - How Spontaneous Movements Shape the Development of Motor Control and Brain Function in Infancy⁠

Lori Quinn, PT, EdD, Director, Neurorehabilition Lab, Teacher's College, Columbia University - The Role of  Wearable Devices in Movement Based Assessments and Interventions

Simone Gill, PhD, OT, OTR, FAOTA, Director, Motor Development Laboratory, Boston University - Functional Movement in Motor Function


Noell Moreau, PT, PhD​ - Linking Muscle Structure and Function in Individuals with CP: Implications for Exercise Prescription Across the Life Span

Isirame Omofuma, PhD​ - Exploration of the Effects of Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation on Postural Balance Control in Healthy Subjects​

Sandra Saavedra, PhD, PT​ - A Segmental Approach to Postural Control

Erika S. Levy, PhD, CCC-SLP & Kyung Hae Hwang, MS, CCC-SLP - Speech Treatment for Children with Cerebral​

Eileen Fowler, PhD, PT​ - Lower Extremity Selective Motor as a Prognostic ​Factor in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Michael O’Dell, MD - Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS) – REHAB Clinical Trial

Ahmet Asan, PhD - Spinal cord associative plasticity improves forelimb sensorimotor function after cervical injury

Thubi H. A. Kolobe, PT, PhD, FAPTA - Movement Learning in Infants with Brain Insult: ​Implications for robotic and sensory technology

Diane Damiano, PT, PhD, FAPTA - Mobile Brain Imaging and Neurorobotics in Pediatric Neurorehabilitation 



Dr. Sylvie Goldman and Dr. Adel Ardalan - Analysis of Gait Synchrony and Balance in Neurodevelopmantal Disorders Using Computer Vision Techniques



Dr. Michael Fahey - The Genetic Basis of CP 


Dr. Nayo Hill - Quantification of Impaired Arm Movement in Individuals with Pediatric Hemiplegia 


Dr. Jason Carmel - Spinal Cord Stimulation to Reduce Spasticity and Recover Movement


Dr. Katherine Dimitropoulou - Connecting Anticipatory Planning and Task Variability to Understand Movement and Motor Actions in Children with Hemiplegic CP


Dr. Joel Stein - Rehabilitation Robotics for Stroke 


Jacqueline Montes, PT, EdD - Exploring Mechanisms of Fatigue in Spinal Muscular Atrophy 


Dr. Heakyung Kim - Facts and de Facto Treatment of Spasticity 


Dr. Paulo Selber - Gait Impairments and Lever Arm Dysfunction in CP: Principals and Treatments