Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Selects 2015 The Electrode Store Best Paper Awards

Released: 11-Mar-2015 11:05 PM EDT 
Source Newsroom: Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
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Bernadette Rensing
Communications & Marketing Manager
Phone: 410-654-1000

The Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 The Electrode Store Best Paper Awards, which honor the authors of the finest research papers submitted for presentation at the 2015 AAP Annual Meeting in the categories of faculty, resident, fellow, and medical student.

“Through The Electrode Store Best Paper Competition, the AAP and The Electrode Store encourages and supports young researchers while building awareness of the essential contribution made by all investigators in the field of PM&R,” said Tim Cooke, The Electrode Store President.

The award winners will present their work during a plenary session at AAP 2015, the Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, March 10-14, 2015. As part of the award, the winners receive complimentary registration and an honorarium to attend the annual meeting.

The Electrode Store’s Best Paper Award winders are:

Faculty Category Winner - John-Ross (JR) Rizzo, MD
The Kinematics of Post-stroke Reaching: Understanding Motor Planning Deficits

Fellow Category Winner – Saeed Alzahb, MD
Maximal Ventilation Limits Increased Aerobic Capacity with Hybrid Functional Electrical Stimulation Exercise Training in High Spinal Cord Injury

Resident Category Winner – Jessica I. Ziebarth, MD
Impact of Early Mobility on Length of Stay in the Acute Care Hospital Setting

Medical Student Category Winner – Michael C. Lysek
Oxidative Stress in a Porcine Model of Spinal Cord Injury

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