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Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS)

Current RREMS Participants (Summer 2016)

Molly Belisle

Mentor: Jay M. Meythaler, MD, JD
Site Sponsor: Wayne State University
Research Topic: Use of an Artificial Spinal Cord in the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine


Dominique Dabija

Mentor: Nitin Jain, MD
Site Sponsor: Vanderbilt University
Research Topic: Genetic Predisposition to Symptomatic Rotator Cuff Tears: A Genome Wide Association Study
Medical School: Vanderbilt University

Jerald Gomes

Mentor: Stacy Suskauer, MD
Site Sponsor: Johns Hopkins University
Research Topic: Cortical Thickness Correlates of Inhibitory Control after Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine

Kasondra Hartman

Mentor: Eric Altschuler, MD, PhD
Site Sponsor: Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Research Topic: Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Following Lung Transplantation
Medical School: The Commonwealth Medical College


Jay Karri

Mentor: Sheng Li, MD, PhD
Site Sponsor: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Research Topic: Heart Rate Variability as a Biomarker for Neuropathic Pain in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury
Medical School: McGovern Medical School

Megan Kennelly

Mentor: Brad Kurowski, MD
Site Sponsor: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Research Topic: Long-term Prevalence and Risk Factors for Secondary Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder After Early-Childhood Traumatic Brain Injury
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine


Jyotsna Koduri

Mentor: Simon Driver, PhD
Site Sponsor: Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation
Research Topic: Comparing the Effectiveness of Using an Ekso Robotic Exoskeleton for Gait Training in Individuals Post-SCI vs. Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training
Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine


Bryan Le

Mentor: Qing Mei Wang, MD, PhD
Site Sponsor: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Research Topic: Association of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Fractional Anisotropy in Patients Undergoing Stroke Rehabilitation
Medical School: Brown University/Alpert Medical School 

Keith Polston

Mentor: Ceren Yarar-Fisher,
Site Sponsor: University of Alabama Birmingham
Research Topic: The effects of high intensity exercise and high protein diet on metabolic gene expression in individuals with long-standing spinal cord injury
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Allison Wallingford

Mentor: Pablo Celnik, MD
Site Sponsor: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Research Topic: Comparison of Functional Specificity between Traditional and Multichannel Electrode Montages for tDCS
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Participate in the Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS) Program

The AAP accepts applications for both site sponsors in the Fall and medical students in January for participation in RREMS the following summer.


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