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Biometrics & Biomarkers Task Force

 

This task force will study linkages of traditional rehabilitation tests and measures with metric technologies and molecular measures to collectively enhance the characterization of individuals as well as tracking of outcomes after injury or illness-related disablement. Leveraging of biologic and electronic measurement has the potential to increase understanding of injury/illness impact and recovery.

This task force wants to grow its membership and generate systematic reviews as well as provide symposia and primers on how to initiate biometrics and biomarkers measurement teams in a range of settings and studies. Contact the chair to learn about opportunities to participate.

CHAIR

 Janet P. Niemeier, PhD, LP, ABPP (RP)

Janet P. Niemeier, PhD, LP, ABPP (RP)

CHAIR

Associate Professor & Director of Research
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Spain Rehabilitation Center, School of Medicine
University of Alabama, Birmingham

2020 – 2021 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • ACRM 2021 Symposium: Blitz Education: Merging Traditional Rehabilitation Measures with Quantitative Biomarkers for Greater Precision and Discovery
  • Scoping review ongoing
  • Initiated discussions with Rehabilitation Measures Database Task Force for addition of biomarkers and biometrics to instrument reviews

 

2021 – 2022 PLANS & PROJECTS

  • Complete scoping review: Dr. Cynthia Li now leading with Patricia Heyn, Jan Niemeier
  • Continue work on addition of biomarkers and biometrics to Rehab Measures Database instrument reviews
  • Submit abstract for ACRM 2022 Symposium
  • Recruit new members