Meilani Mapa, MD, has been certified in medical quality by the American Board of Medical Quality. Dr. Mapa is a clinical assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, where she also serves as vice chair for quality. She is medical director of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and also sees outpatients for spasticity, brain injury and stroke at the TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Medical Clinic.

Angelle Sander, PhD, FACRM, received the designation of Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine at the organization’s annual meeting held in Toronto in October 2014. 

In Print

Blank AA, French JA, Pehlivan AU, O’Malley MK. Current trends in robot-assisted upper-limb stroke rehabilitation: Promoting patient engagement in therapy. Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports. 2014;2:184-95.

Carlozzi NE, Kratz AL, Sander AM, Chiaravolotti ND, Brickell T, Lange R, Hahn EA, Austin A, Miner JA, Tulsky DS. Health-related quality of life in caregivers of individuals with traumatic brain injury: Development of a conceptual model. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 17 Sept 2014.

Hampton S, Armstrong G, Shah Ayyar MV, Li S. Quantification of perceived exertion during isometric force production using the Borg Scale in healthy individuals and patients with chronic stroke. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 2014;21(1):33-9.

Kumar RG, Bracken MB, Clark AN, Nick TG, Melguizo MS, Sander AM. Relationship of preinjury depressive symptoms in outcomes 3 months after complicated and uncomplicated mild traumatic brain injury. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2014;93:687-702.

Li S, Chang S-H, Francisco GE, Verduzco-Gutierrez M. Acoustic startle reflex in chronic stroke survivors at different stages of motor recovery: A pilot study. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 2014;21(4):358-70.

Li S, Durand-Sanchez A, Latash M. Inter-limb force coupling seems resistant to altered visual feedback in chronic hemiparetic stroke. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 2014;46:206-11.

Li Shengai, Hu T, Beran M. Li Sheng. Habituation to experimentally induced electrical pain during voluntary breathing controlled electrical stimulation. PLoS One. 2014;9(8):e104729.

Liu J, Li S, Li X, Klein C, Rymer WZ, Zhou P. Suppression of stimulus artifact contaminating electrically evoked electromyography. NeuroRehabilitation. 2014;34(2):381-9.

Maestas KL, Sander AM, Sherer M, Struchen MA, Hannay HJ. Relationship of pre-injury coping to emotional functioning and quality of life outcomes following traumatic brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2014;29:407-17.

Sander AM, Maestas KL. Sexuality after traumatic brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2014;95:1801-2.

Sander AM. Plan of Operation. In Hammond F, Malec JF, Nick TG, Buschbacher RM (Eds.) Handbook for Clinical Research: Design, Statistics, and Implementation. New York: Demos Publishing. 2014;291-94.

Sander AM. Evaluation. In Hammond F, Malec JF, Nick TG, Buschbacher RM (Eds.) Handbook for Clinical Research: Design, Statistics, and Implementation. New York: Demos Publishing. 2014;295-97.

Sherer M, Davis LC, Sander AM, Caroselli JS, Clark AN, Pastorek NJ. Prognostic importance of self-reported traits/problems/strengths and environmental barriers/facilitators for predicting participation outcomes in persons with traumatic brain injury: A systematic review. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2014;95:1162-73.

On The Podium

Bhagat NA, French J, Venkatakrishnan A, Yozbariran N, Francisco GE, O’Malley MK, Contreras-Vidal JL. Detecting Movement Intent from Scalp EEG in a Novel Upper Limb Robotic Rehabilitation System for Stroke. Proceedings of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, Chicago, August 2014.

Davis M. Urinary Tract Infections, Renal Failure, and Public Policy. Association of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, September 2014.

Sergi F, Erwin A, Cera B, O’Malley MK. Compliant force-feedback actuation to enable accurate robot-mediated interaction protocols during continuous fMRI. IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), São Paolo, Brazil, August 2014.

Upcoming Education Courses

Davis K, Roberts D, Reimers A. Taking the sit out of sitters – using productive constant visual observation: An interdisciplinary approach. Association of Rehabilitation Nurses National Convention, Anaheim, California, October 2014.

Gutierrez A, Thayer B. Rehabilitation Nurses Providing Culturally Competent Care for the Hispanic Patient. Association of Rehabilitation Nurses National Convention, Anaheim, California, October 2014.

Kuck J, Abbott R, Phillips T, Lake-Wallace SE, St. Amand M. Establishing a community rehabilitation core team. National Summit on Safety and Quality for Rehabilitation Hospitals, Arlington, Virginia, May 2014.

Li S, Francisco GE. Spasticity Part I: Neurophysiology and Clinical Assessment. International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Web-based lecture, June 2014.

Phillips T, Kuck J, Dharap U, Edwards S, Tankovich D, Watts R, Euliarte MA, Lake-Wallace S. Partnership with Patients to Achieve Safety Goals. Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, Houston, October 2014.

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