March 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm

Science Cafe | The Brain, Body, and Biomechanics of Injury Recovery, March 17

Ohio University’s Science Café series features Dustin Grooms Steven Pfeiffer and Janet Simon discussing “The Brain, Body, and Biomechanics of Injury Recovery” on March 17 at 5 p.m.

This café will give an immersive experience from the point of view of an orthopedic patient recovering from injury. Grooms, Pfeiffer and Simon—faculty members in the School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness—will explore how common sports-related orthopedic injuries occur and what a typical patient will experience over the course of their recovery.

Join Grooms, Pfeiffer and Simon, as take the audience into their laboratories to explore the types of advanced and personalized analyses they employ in their research labs–giving an overview of how human movement is quantified, cartilage responds after exercise and damage, and the brain controls movement after injury. The researchers will also discuss how they use neuroplasticity–the brain’s ability to adapt, master new skills and recover from a traumatic injury–to augment patient recovery.

2020-21 Science Cafe logo--with coffee cup encircled by planet rotation tracks and stars

The series is supported by the Ohio University Research Division and Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi. For more information visit the Science Cafe website.

Spring Science Café Schedule

Feb. 24: Karen Coschigano, Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences and Guy Riefler, Professor, Civil Engineering, Wastewater:  A COVID-19 Early Warning System.” | Watch on YouTube.

March 17: Dustin Grooms, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

March 24: Pete Harrington, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Fall 2020 Science Cafe Schedule

Links to these virtual events will be posted several days before the event on the Science Cafe website and on the Ohio University Calendar.

Sept. 2: Athens City-County Health Department, “College with COVID:  One Community, One Mission.”Watch on YouTube.

Sept. 16: Rob Brannan, Professor of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness. | Watch on YouTube.

Oct. 5: Witmer Lab, (Larry Witmer, Professor of Biomedical Sciences and his lab). | Watch on YouTube.

Oct. 21: Paul Benedict, Director of Center for Entrepreneurship. | Watch on YouTube.

Nov. 16: Geoff Dabelko, Professor of Environmental Studies. | Watch on YouTube.

Nov. 18: Nathan Weyand, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, “Antibiotic Resistance and Protective Blood.”

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