Plenary IV/Coulter Award Winner

"Disparities of Cardiometabolic Risk Assessment and Intervention in Persons with Disabilities: At the Fork in the Road?"


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Mark NashMark S. Nash, PhD, FACSM
Professor, Departments of Neurological Surgery and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation






Focus Area: Cross-Cutting

Persons living with SCI experience an accelerated trajectory of all-cause cardioendocrine diseases, which ultimately decays health and independence. Current evidence indicates that systematic surveillance of, and timely intervention on post-SCI risks is suboptimal. The presentation will address triage and treatment of risks for cardiometabolic disease after SCI, and present data on novel molecular tools undergoing pre-clinical testing. If translated for human use, these interventions may more effectively manage risks accompanying SCI and other disabilities. Recent finalization of the first evidence-based guide for post-SCI cardiometabolic disease identification and management recommends primary surveillance and aggressive intervention on these hazards, facilitating optimal activity, life-satisfaction, productivity, and health throughout the lifespan


Mark S. Nash, PhD, FACSM is a tenured Professor of Neurological Surgery and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Founding Principal Investigator of Applied Physiology Research for the Miami Project, Director of Research in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Co-Director of the NIDILRR South Florida SCI Model System at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Nash is an ACSM Fellow and has published more than 125 scholarly manuscripts, monographs, and chapters. His research focus has addressed causes and interventions for cardiometabolic dysfunction after SCI, which has earned extensive support from the U.S. Departments of Education, Defense, and Health & Human Services, and the Craig Neilsen Foundation. He has delivered 250 worldwide lectures and keynotes, has been a grant reviewer for the NIH, CDC, DoD, DoE, and VA, and sits on Advisory Boards for six domestic and foreign nations. Many of his 45 mentored graduate students, national/ international in-service research trainees, and post-doctoral fellows, have gone on to professional prominence.

Dr. Nash is Chair of the Cardiometabolic Guideline Panel for the PVA-sponsored Consortium on Spinal Cord Medicine, Chair of Research & Awards for ASIA, and the current Chair of the International SCI Extended Data Set on Voluntary Exercise. He received the 2012 David Apple, MD Award from ASIA.

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ACRM Annual Conference | Progress in Rehabilitation Research
CORE: 30 SEPT - 3 OCT 2018 // Hilton Anatole, DALLAS, USA // PRE-CONFERENCE: 28 Sept - 30 SEPT

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