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, March 12, 2021, 11:00 A.M. EST
AR3T Coffee Hour with Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT
Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT
Co-Director, 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
Dr. Ambrosio is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Pittsburgh. She holds secondary appointments in the Departments of Physical Therapy, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics. In addition, she is a faculty member in the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Ambrosio completed a Master of Science in Physiology-Endocrinology at Laval University. She then went on to complete a Master of Physical Therapy at Hahnemann University (Drexel University). In 2005, Dr. Ambrosio completed a PhD in Rehabilitation Science & Technology at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Ambrosio’s research focuses on developing Regenerative Rehabilitation approaches to improve skeletal muscle healing and functional recovery. Her laboratory uses murine and human models to investigate the underlying mechanisms by which targeted and specific mechanotransductive signals can be used to enhance donor and/or host stem cell function. Find out more here.
Friday, April 9, 2021, 11:00 A.M. EST
AR3T Coffee Hour with Linda Noble-Haeusslein, PhD
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
Dr. Noble-Haeusslein is a tenured, full professor in the Departments of Psychology and Neurology, the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin. She graduated from the University of Utah and the University of Nevada with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and completed her PhD in Anatomy at the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Noble-Haeusslein is a member of CARE (Clinically Applied Rehabilitation Engineering), a multidisciplinary organization at UT Austin that supports collaborations across the disciplines of engineering, rehabilitation, and neuroscience. She is actively involved in the Society for Neurotrauma, serving as a counselor, and the Society for Neuroscience.
Dr. Noble-Haeusslein is a regular member and chair of the NIH NSDA study section and has co-authored 3 reports by the Institute of Medicine that addressed nutrition and long-term consequences of traumatic brain injuries. Her research relies on preclinical models of neurotrauma and cellular, molecular, and behavioral tools to map those key pathogenic mechanisms, emerging acutely post injury, that are determinants of long-term recovery. This multifaceted approach has led to the discovery of new pharmacologic and stem-cell based therapeutics that ameliorate locomotor and bladder dysfunction and central neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury as well as improved cognition after traumatic injury to the developing brain. Learn more here.
Friday, May 7, 2021, 11:00 A.M. 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, June 11, 2021, 11:00 A.M. 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
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.