Rush University Master of Science candidates presented their Capstone Research Projects at the First Annual Daniel Corcos Research Symposium held at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to student research presentations, the event honored Dr. Corcos’s contribution to research in Parkinson’s disease, neuroscience, and translational research in occupational therapy. Dr. Corcos gave the keynote address “Therapeutic Effects of Exercise in Parkinson’s Disease” and included a summary of results of a randomized clinical trial examining the effect of OT on individuals with Parkinson’s Disease (OTiP). The study, recently published in Lancet Neurology, was authored by Sturkenboom and colleagues. Daniel Corcos, PhD, is Professor of Neurological Sciences at Rush University and Professor of Physical Therapy and Movement Science at Northwestern University.
Daniel Corcos Graduate Research Day
Keynote Address: Therapeutic Effects of Exercise in Parkinson’s Disease. Daniel Corcos, PhD
Occupational Therapy Graduate Research Masters Project:
Cortical Excitation Levels when using PNF Patterns vs. Cardinal Plane Motion in Hand Opening.
Kellyn Bailey, Kathryn Green, Patricia Murphy and Gina DeMarco
Faculty Advisor: Beverly Myers, MPHE, CHT, OTR/L; Secondary: Mary Ellen Stoykov, PhD, OTR/L
Supervision of Occupational Therapy Level II Fieldwork Students: Impact on and Predictors of Clinician Productivity.
Janet Janow, Corinne Kreutz, Mary Kate Mulry and Ashley Penkala
Faculty Advisor: Rebecca Ozelie, DHS, OTR/L, BCPR
Cortical Excitability following one Session of Bilateral Priming in Stroke Survivors.
Antonia Kam, Emily C. Hare and Eileen Scott
Faculty Advisor: Mary Ellen Stoykov, PhD, OTR/L
Factors Associated with Employment Success for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury Following Vocational Rehabilitation
Courtney Pollock, Gina LaRuffa, Rachel Harris, Samantha Moretti and Alyssa Woodrum
Faculty Advisors: Nina Robins, PhD, OTR/L; Louis Fogg, PhD
The Impact of Clinical Practicum Experiences on Level II Fieldwork Scores
Nadia Alvarez, Hali Bednarz, Faith Mitchell and Pnina Schaffel
Faculty Advisor: Linda M. Olson, PhD, OTR/L
Do Admissions Interviews Impact Student Retention and NBCOT Pass Rates?
Elaina Dixon, Stephen Jankowiak, Leah McDonald, Nicole Nesslar and Diane Weidner
Faculty Advisor: Molly M. Bathje, MS, OTR/L
The Relationship Between Sensory Modulation Disorder and Affective Disorders.
Joshua Hoffstadter, Audrey Phillips, Lindsay Seninger, Brittany Springfield and Lauren Tesmond
Faculty Advisor: Linda Olson, PhD, OTR/L