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  • May
    4-1

    BME Seminar Series: Yasin Dhaher, PhD

    McCormick - Biomedical Engineering Department

    4:00 PM L361 Technological Institute

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    Yasin Dhaher, PhD
    Research Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Northwestern University
    Host: Professor Mark Johnson

    Title:
    “Beyond Convention: Investigating the Influence of Sex Hormones in Rehabilitation Medicine–

    Abstract:
    Nearly 20% of all stroke survivors are in their prime of life. Stroke in young adults may have significant long-term economic and social consequences, and the incidence of stroke in young women is rising. Between 1994 and 2007 the number of strokes increased by 17% in women age 15-34, and by 36% in women age 35-44 years of age. There is a great need for effective rehabilitation in this population, as younger age doesn't mean greater improvement after discharge leaving 53% of young stroke survivors dissatisfied with their quality of life, naming motor impairment as a specific factor. Specific to women in their prime of life, a growing body of literature suggests that cyclically fluctuating hormone concentrations may modulate the excitability of cortical networks.
    The goals/objectives of this talk are :
    1. Highlight the systemic effect sex hormones have on the basic properties of the key constituents engaged in post stroke rehabilitation; the musculoskeletal system, the spinal and motor cortical structures.
    2. Discussion on the implication of these findings to understanding injury and the design of effective rehabilitation therapies will be presented.

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    TIME Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    LOCATION L361 Technological Institute    map it

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    CONTACT Jody Hoks    jody.hoks@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Mar
    17

    Winter Classes End

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    TIME Saturday, March 17, 2018

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  • Mar
    19

    Winter Examinations Begin

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    TIME Monday, March 19, 2018

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  • Mar
    24

    Spring Break Begins

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    TIME Saturday, March 24, 2018

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  • Apr
    1

    Easter

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    TIME Sunday, April 1, 2018

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  • Apr
    2

    Spring Break Ends

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    TIME Monday, April 2, 2018

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