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 2022 Winter Edition

Conference Highlights

A Novel Cognitive Embodiment Approach to Complement and Enhance Clinical Rehabilitation Practice

Monika M. Gross, BFA, mAmSAT, mATI, RSME
Executive Director
The Poise Project
Candler, North Carolina, United States

IC39: Nature as Co Therapist in Rehabilitation

Matthew J. Wichrowski, Jr., MSW, HTR
Clinical Associate Professor, Sr. Horticultural Therapist
Rusk Rehabilitation
NY, New York, United States

Visiting Professor
Fujita Health University
Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan

Emotional Well-being as Mechanism of Integrative Health: Role of Positive Emotions in Chronic Illness

Elizabeth Addington, PhD
Assistant Professor
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medical Social Sciences
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Looking to Nature for Rehabilitation, Health and Wellness

Matthew J. Wichrowski, MSW, HTR
Clinical Associate Professor
Rehabilitation Medicine New York University Grossman School of Medicine
St., Bohemia, New York, United States

Mediation and Remediation of Sensitized Chronic Pain by Heart Rate Variability and Emotion Regulation

JP (Jack) Ginsberg, PhD; Licensed Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist; VA Research Health Scientist (Ret.)
Research Assistant Professor
School of Medicine, University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Telewellness Program Improves Diet Quality Among People with Physical Disabilities: A Retrospective Evaluation

Presenting Author

Christine C. Ferguson, PhD, RD, LD
Postdoctoral Scholar
University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

Non-Presenting Authors

Julianne G. Clina, M.S.
PhD Student
University of Alabama at Birmingham, United

Allyn Abadie, MA, LAT, ATC
Graduate Assistant
University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

James Rimmer, PhD
Director, UAB / Lakeshore Research Collaborative; Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promo
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Databases in Complementary and Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine Research: A Scoping Review

Visiting Professor
Fujita Health University
Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan

Pooja Jethani, DrOT, MOT, OTR/L
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Louisiana State University of Health Sciences, Shreveport
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

Hsiao-ju Cheng, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore

Urvashy Gopaul, MSc, PhD PT
Post Doctoral fellow
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sonya Kim, PhD, CRC, BCB
Assistant Professor and Research Scientist
NYU School Grossman of Medicine Department of Neurology and Department of Rehabilitation
New York City, New York, United States

Carmen E. Capo-Lugo, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States

SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: The Role of the Vagus Nerve in Complementary and integrative Rehabilitation Medicine: A Neurovisceral Integration Perspective 

Julian Thayer, PhD
Distinguished University Professor of Psychological Science
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, United

Home Aerobic Training versus Balance Training for Cerebellar Degenerative Diseases:
A Randomized Controlled Trial

Scott Barbuto, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of PM&R Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York, United States

A Primer on Precision Medicine

Erin Conway, PsyD, MSCP, BCB, BCN
Clinical Forensic Neuropsychologist
Cerebrum Neurotherapy
Lake Zurich, Illinois, United States

Culinary Medicine, Anytime, Anywhere.

Melinda Ring, MD, FACP, ABOIM
Assoc. Professor of Clinical Medicine
Osher Center for Integrative Health at Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Facilitating Inclusion through Representation: Promoting Underrepresented Minorities in the Complementary Integrative Medicine Workforce


Sonya Kim, PhD, CRC, Departments of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University Grossman School of Medicine

Zaliha Binti Omar, M.B.B.S., FRCP, FAFRM, DMR, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine 1, Fujita Health University, Japan; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University Malaya, Malaysia; Malaysian Association of Rehabilitation Physicians

Julie Faieta, PhD, MOT, OTR/L, Department of Rehab Science & Technology, University of Pittsburgh 

Reindolf Anokye, MS, Edith Cowan University
Urvashy Gopaul, PT, PhD, University Health Network-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, KITE Research Institute

Nabila Enam, OTD, OTR/L, RYT, Department of Occupational Therapy, Saint Joseph’s University

William R. Reed, DC, PhD, School of Health Professions – Department of Physical Therapy University of Alabama at Birmingham

“Re-Energize!”  experiential wellness session: Adaptive Yoga For People of All Abilities with Matthew Sanford, MA

“Re-Energize!” experiential wellness session: Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Gratitude with Ariana Vora MD

Re-Energize!” experiential session: Yogic breathing and gentle movement with Pey-Shan Wen, Ph.D

Re-Energize!” experiential wellness session: Acupressure for Stress Reduction and Self-Care with Bridget Chin MD, MA

Complementary Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine Networking Group Business meeting

Dr. Kristine Miller was endowed with Best CIRM poster.

Daniel Gan made an announcement to recruit members to join his new Task force

Dr. Julian Thayer was awarded Excellence in CIRM research

CIRMNG social hour:  Dinner at Niu-B Contemporary Japanese cuisine