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CVNR Investigator receives perfect score

Dr. Erica Duncan has received a perfect score on her RR&D Small Projects in Rehabilitation Research (SPiRE) grant focusing on Aerobic Exercise for Cognition in Schizophrenia.

Congratulations and a job well done, Dr. Duncan!



Visual Rehabilitation Symposium a success!

The Atlanta VAMC Rehabilitation R&D Center of Excellence for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation (CVNR) and the Emory Eye Center hosted a symposium focused on advances in visual rehabilitation.

This is the second year the symposium was hosted by this collaboration, which also included a poster session. 

Speakers included: Cynthia Owsley, PhD, MSPH (UAB); Krish Sathian, MD, PhD (CVNR, Emory);

Kristina Visscher, PhD (UAB); April Maa, MD (CVNR, Emory);

MiYoung Kwon, PhD (UAB); Beau Bruce, MD, PhD (Emory)


Article accepted to Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - represents a paradigm shift in the field

Several CVNR investigators recently had article accepted to Frontiers in Human Neuroscience that has been praised as representing a paradigm shift in a field that hasn’t had a paradigm shift in years. In the research, investigators built a case, based largely on their VA research, that some treatments in stroke rehabilitation work not because they directly treat deficits due to stroke, but because they treat brain changes due to aging that make the deficits from stroke worse.

Article : "The relevance of aging-related changes in brain function to rehabilitation in aging-related disease"

Authors: Bruce Crosson, Keith M McGregor, Joe R Nocera, Jonathan H Drucker, Stella M Tran and Andrew J Butler

Abstract: The relevance of aging-related changes in brain function to rehabilitation in aging-related disease


CVNR Co-Hosts Senior University for people with Parkinson's Disease

For the months of March through May, the VA CVNR, under the coordination of Dr. Madeleine Hackney, and the Emory Center for Health in Aging partnered to provide 24 lectures to individuals with Parkinson's Disease The series, partially funded by the National Parkinson Foundation, was titled, "Health Wellness and Resiliency," and information on a range of health topics was presented by CVNR investigators, Emory and GA Tech faculty, as well as Emory nursing and medical students.  After the lectures, the attendees participated in 'partnered learning,' where they discussed the information in partners and small groups.


Dr. Hackney's CDA-2 Featured in Atlanta VA Newsletter

Phase 2 of Dr. Hackney's adapted tango research project has been recently featured in the May 2015 version of the Atlanta VAMC Newsletter.

Atlanta VA Newsletter Excerpt (160.9 KB)


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