Rising Stars of Regenerative Rehabilitation2021-04-01T17:36:56+00:00

AR3T, in partnership with the International Consortium for Regenerative Rehabilitation (ICRR), is pleased to announce the Rising Stars Virtual Seminar Series. Selected to present in this inaugural series, these young investigators are great examples of how combining individual expertise with opportunities such as AR3T mentorships and sabbaticals can help develop innovative lines of Regenerative Rehabilitation research. An awardee from the Lightning Talks competition will present first, followed by the Regenerative Rehabilitation Rising Star. See the schedule below for specifics.

Schedule
11:00am EST Introduction
11:05am EST Lightning Talk
11:20am EST Rising Star Presentation

April 23, 2021, at 11am EST

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REGENERATIVE REHABILITATION RISING STAR

REGENERATIVE REHABILITATION INITIATIVES IN THE MILITARY

Shailly Jariwala, PhD
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)

Dr. Jariwala is an Assistant Professor with the Regenerative Rehabilitation Medical Research Program, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and is responsible for leading, planning, and conducting biomedical research and development in support of a portfolio of projects in regenerative medicine that includes neuro-regeneration, orthopedic tissue repair, biomaterials design, 3D printing and 3D bioprinting. Her group develops therapies that combine physical rehabilitation and regenerative medicine to treat service-related injuries. One of her major research thrusts is in the use of 3D bioprinting to create tissue scaffolds that can be used to enhance the natural repair of damaged tissues. Dr. Jariwala graduated in Biomedical Engineering and obtained her M.S. in 2009 and Ph.D. in 2013 from Syracuse University, where she led efforts in development and characterization of novel acrylic two-solution bone cements for treatment of spinal compression fractures. As a postdoctoral fellow with the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, she gained vast expertise in design, development, and characterization of orthopaedic biomaterials (bone grafts) and translational research models (osseointegrated implants, mechanical loading of implants). Dr. Jariwala received the prestigious Entrepreneur Fellowship at The Center for the Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology (TREAT), offered jointly by NIH and Dartmouth Biomedical Engineering Center (DBEC) for Orthopedics in 2016. Dr. Jariwala was the project lead for design, development, manufacturing, and non-clinical regulatory testing of an intraosseous infusion needle placement guide (TibFinderTM, Class I medical device) and also delivered expert consultation to accelerate commercialization of rehabilitation and assistive technologies, including guidance of FDA regulatory & reimbursement strategies for new medical devices.

LIGHTNING TALKS AWARDEE

SUB-ADDITIVE EFFECTS OF CELL AND PHYSICAL THERAPY IN A RODENT MODEL OF STROKE

Jeffrey Moorhead, DPT
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

May 21, 2021, at 11am EST

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REGENERATIVE REHABILITATION RISING STAR

EFFICACY AND MECHANISM OF PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR A PRECLINICAL MODEL OF POST-TRAUMATIC OSTEOARTHRITIS

Jarred Kaiser, PhD
Emory University

Dr. Kaiser is an Instructor in the Department of Orthopaedics at Emory University. He received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.S. from the Ohio State University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Mechanical Engineering department at Boston University. The central goal of his work is to enhance physical therapy for musculoskeletal disorders, including volumetric muscle loss, bone healing, and osteoarthritis, with supporting biologic interventions. He was a recent recipient of the AR3T Mini Regenerative Rehabilitation Career Development Award.

LIGHTNING TALKS AWARDEE

MAGNETIC HYALURONIC ACID HYDROGELS AS MECHANO-MEDICINE

Andy Tay, PhD
National University of Singapore

June 25, 2021, at 11am EST

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REGENERATIVE REHABILITATION RISING STAR

PATTERNED SCAFFOLDS AND RUNNING EXERCISE FOR THE TREATMENT OF MUSCULOSKELETAL TRAUMA

Karina Nakayama, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University

The Nakayama Laboratory works on developing engineered and regenerative therapies to treat cardiovascular and musculoskeletal injuries and disease using spatially patterned biomaterials and rehabilitation exercise. Dr. Nakayama received her Ph.D. from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis. During her doctoral training, she worked towards developing regenerative therapies for congenital kidney diseases using decellularized extracellular matrices and stem cell-derived renal precursors.

Dr. Nakayama completed her postdoctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. During her time at Stanford, her research focused on building iPSC-derived small diameter vascular grafts and myocardial tissues and enhancing angiogenesis in ischemic and severely damaged limbs through the manipulation of the spatial and mechanical properties of biomaterials.

Dr. Nakayama joined the faculty at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering as an Assistant Professor in January of 2020. The overarching scientific mission of the Nakayama lab is to develop therapeutic treatments for traumatic musculoskeletal injuries using regenerative bioengineering strategies. The goals of her research program are to elucidate novel biomechanical pathways that are involved in directing cell phenotype, differentiation, and function. Specifically, the group aims to modulate extracellular environments using patterned biomaterials with nano-scale features and rehabilitation exercise to stimulate the musculoskeletal regenerative niche.

LIGHTNING TALKS AWARDEE

OPTIMIZATION OF REHABILITATION FOR FURTHER PROGRESS IN PERIPHERAL NERVE REGENERATION

Hideki Kawai
Kyoto University

Past Speakers

March 19, 2021, at 11am EST

REGENERATIVE REHABILITATION RISING STAR

MICRO-FRAGMENTED ADIPOSE TISSUE AS A POTENTIAL TREATMENT FOR SHOULDER AND KNEE PAIN CAUSED BY ROTATOR CUFF AND MENISCUS PATHOLOGIES

Nathan Hogaboom, PhD
Kessler Foundation

LIGHTNING TALKS AWARDEE

HYBRID MODEL OF SCAFFOLD-FREE AND SILK-BASED SCAFFOLD PRINTING IN REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

Chia Tai
Kyoto University