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IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY LECTURES – FEBRUARY 2024

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago Chapter, invites you to join our Spring Seminar!
TOPIC: INTEGRATING GAIT BIOMECHANICS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL MODELING TO OPTIMIZE HUMAN MOVEMENT
Over 250,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur every year in the United States alone, costing over $1.5 billion dollars in rehabilitation and reconstruction care. However, despite extensive rehabilitation, nearly 56% of these individuals fail to return to previous functional levels years after treatment due to lingering neuromuscular impairments. Fortunately, innovative gait rehabilitation and musculoskeletal modeling can work synergistically to accelerate individual’s rehabilitation progression and improve their long-term joint health. Thus, my laboratory aims to integrate unique gait protocols, data analytics and musculoskeletal modeling to improve and optimize post-ACL reconstruction individuals’ joint health.
Speaker: Dr. Kristin Morgan is an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. She received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of Tennessee, respectively. She was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Kentucky where she was awarded the Lyman T. Johnson Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dr. Morgan has also been the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and a National Institutes of Health K01 Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award. She was one of about 100 outstanding early career engineers invited to the 2021 National Academy of Engineering US Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Her research interests are focused on the development of innovative metrics to quantify healthy and altered neuromuscular function to identify the restoration of healthy motor control as well as the identification of novel rehabilitation protocols to optimize long-term lower extremity injury outcomes. Her work has been supported by the Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, General Dynamics Electric Boat, and the National Institutes of Health.
Speaker(s): Dr. Kristin Morgan, University of Connecticut,
Room: 302/303, Bldg: Cuneo Hall, 6430 N Kenmore Ave, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60626, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/402078