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Madeleine Hackney receives 2015 Selma Jeanne Cohen Lecture Award

Congratulations to Madeleine Hackney, PhD, VA Research Scientist & Emory Assistant Professor of Medicine, who was recently awarded the 2015 Selma Jeanne Cohen Lecture Award by the Fulbright Association Board of Directors, and the Selma Jeanne Cohen Selection Committee (SJCSC). Her research focuses on the design and optimization of creative movement/dance-based therapies to improve mobility, cognition and quality of life in older individuals with movement disorders. The Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund for International Scholarship on Dance honors the pioneering and seminal contributions of preeminent dance historian Selma Jeanne Cohen.



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


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