VTCRI Distinguished Speaker Series: Steven Wolf, Ph.D.

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute M106, 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke
VTCRI Distinguished Speaker Series: Steven Wolf, Ph.D. Flyer

Steven L. Wolf, PhD
Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Professor of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Services for rehabilitation following a stroke are experiencing profound regression, necessitating the interface of new technologies, knowledge of plasticity within the nervous system, and cost-effective treatments as they are gradually being directed toward home-based environments. In this presentation, Dr. Wolf will explore some of the discoveries governing mixed reality as a vehicle to foster improvement in upper extremity function following a stroke while exploiting principles underlying neuroplasticity. His observations may offer a preview of the opportunities and responsibilities involved in bringing rehabilitation following catastrophic injury, such as a stroke, into the home environment.

A public reception will precede this event in the VTC Café at 5:00 p.m.