AR3T Coffee Hour

AR3T Coffee Hour2021-10-25T05:44:42+00:00

Based on the popular “Meet the Mentor” sessions that were held after the Frontiers Speaker Series presentations, the AR3T Coffee Hours will provide you with a similar and exclusive opportunity to meet in a small-group setting with AR3T’s directors. These sessions are intended for junior faculty, medical residents, and trainees interested in career advice, guidance, and mentoring from experts in the field of Regenerative Rehabilitation. Due to the intimate nature of these sessions, participation will be limited. 

Friday, December 3, 2021, 1:00pm EST


AR3T Coffee Hour with Michael Boninger, MD

Michael Boninger, MD
Pittsburgh Site Director, Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training
Professor, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Pittsburgh
President, UPMC Innovative Homecare Solutions

Dr. Michael Boninger is a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. He has joint appointments in the Departments of Bioengineering, Rehabilitation Science and Technology and the McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Boninger is also President of UPMC Innovative Homecare Solution (IHS). IHS is payer and provide company that provides innovative care in the community setting. He is also a physician researcher for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Boninger has an extensive publication record of well over 270 papers.  His central research focus is on enabling increased function and participation for individuals with disabilities through development and application of assistive, rehabilitative and regenerative technologies.  Dr. Boninger also has extensive experience and publications related to training researchers. Dr. Boninger holds 4 United States patents and has received numerous honors, including being inducted into the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Science. Learn more here.

Friday, January 21, 2022, 1:00pm EST


AR3T Coffee Hour with Carmen Terzic, MD, PhD

Carmen Terzic, MD, PhD
Mayo Site Director, Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training
Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Associate Medical Director, Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
Mayo Clinic

Dr. Terzic is the Co-Director of the Rehabilitation Medicine Research Center and Associate Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She holds the academic rank of Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Terzic received the M.D. degree at University Centro Occidental Lisandro Alvarado, Venezuela. She completed a residency at University Hospital in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. She received the M.Sci. degree in physiology and biophysics from the Venezuelan National Institute for Research and the Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology from Mayo Graduate School. Furthermore, Dr. Terzic completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular research, an internship in the Department of Internal Medicine and a residency in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – all at Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Terzic has received numerous honors and awards during her training and career, including the chancellor’s recognition as the top graduate of the medical school class from Lisandro Alvarado Mid-Western University; the Earl Elkins Award for outstanding Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Resident and the Outstanding Senior Research Award from Mayo Clinic; the Young Investigator Award and the Antonio Jose de Sucre Award for academic excellence from the Ministry of Science, Government of the Republic of Venezuela; Dr. Terzic received the Distinguished Academician Award from the Association of Academic Physiatrists in April, 2011.

She holds professional memberships in organizations including the American Medical Association, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the Association of Academic Physiatrists. She has given multiple presentations around the world. She serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Her clinical interests include cardiovascular and neuromuscular rehabilitation, and her research focuses on regenerative medicine and stem cell-based cardiac repair, nuclear transport, intracellular calcium homeostasis. As a principal investigator and co-investigator, her work has been funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; and the American Heart Association, among other organizations. Dr. Terzic has reported research findings in over 90 manuscripts and textbook chapters. Her work has been published in leading journals, such as Science, Nature Cell Biology, Science Translational Medicine, Circulation, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, Circulation Research, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Genome Biology and Stem Cells.

She is active on a number of national and international specialty societies and is recognized globally for her contributions to national and international clinical guidelines and practice in the area of cardiovascular diseases/prevention and rehabilitation.

Dr. Terzic was also a competitive fencer since the age of 8 and a member of the national fencing team of Venezuela during the years 1978-1992. She entered The Sport Hall of Fame in her country in 2012.  Find out more here.

Past Coffee Hour’s

Friday, March 12, 2021

Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT

Co-Director of Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training
AR3T’s Core 1 Co-Director: Mechano- and Electro-Transductive Methods
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of Pittsburgh
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Director of Rehabilitation, UPMC International

Friday, April 9, 2021

Linda Noble-Haeusslein, PhD

UT Site Director, Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training
AR3T’s Core 2 Director: Pre-Clinical Models of Rehabilitation
Professor, Department of Neurology
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School