News and Events
The 2013 Prosthetics and Orthotics Conference will be held on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1. Click HERE for the course schedule.
ThinkFirst Missouri received the 2013 Research Award from the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation on April 24, 2013. The award was presented during a ceremony at the ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention held in conjunction with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons annual meeting in New Orleans. The ThinkFirst research team was honored for three recent studies:
- The Underutilization of Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities for ThinkFirst Traumatic Injury Prevention Programs
- Using Social Media to Reinforce ThinkFirst For Teens
- ThinkFirst Injury Prevention and Social Media: What Type of Facebook Content Generates the Most Interaction?
ThinkFirst Missouri is a traumatic injury prevention program of the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR). PMR injury prevention research team members include: Michelle Gibler, PhD., Fred Murdock, PhD., J. Wesley Rayburn, MD, James Whitaker, DO, Katrina Rowland, BS, and Caitlin Davis, BJ.
Congratulations go out to Chrissa McClellan, MD, and James Whitaker, DO, for being appointed the new PM&R chief residents for the upcoming year. Dr. McClellan has been appointed Chief Resident of Administration and Dr. Whitaker has been appointed Chief Resident of Research. We would also like to thank Michael Khadavi, MD, and Matt McLaughlin, MD, for their efforts as chief residents over the last year.
Congratulations to Rez Farid, MD, and his summer research fellow, David Tapscott, for winning first place at this year's Research Day. David received $500 for his poster titled, “Baclofen's Effect on Scoliosis in Developing Children with Cerebral Palsy”. Click here to view the poster.