- PhD, Anatomy/Neuroscience- University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
- Masters in Medical Science, Emory University
- Certificate in Physical Therapy, University of Pennsylvania
- A.B., Biology- Gettysburg College
Awards and Honors
- First Traveling Fellowship in Research from the Committee on Research, American Physical Therapy Association, 1978. Recognized at University of Pittsburgh Honors Convocation, March 14, 1978.
- Faculty sponsor for Ira Silverstein, Chancellor's Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship, 1979.
- Appointment to Danforth Foundation Associate Program, June 1, 1981 to May 20, 1986, in recognition of efforts in undergraduate teaching. Recognized at University of Pittsburgh Honors Convocation, March 10, 1982.
- Outstanding Young Man of America Award, 1983.
- University of Pittsburgh's Chancellor's Distinguished Teacher Award, 1986. Recognized at University of Pittsburgh's Honors Convocation, March 12, 1986.
- The First Eugene Michels New Investigator Award, American Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 1990. Recognized at University of Pittsburgh Honors Convocation, March 13, 1991.
- Excellence in Neurology Award from the Neurology Special Interest Group of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association at the Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association, Lancaster, PA, October, 3, 1998
- Basic and Clinical Neuroscience with emphasis on the Neural Basis of Sensorimotor Control at the cellular, circuit, system and behavioral levels of analysis. Most of my research is basic electrophysiological research but I participate also in clinical studies of sensorimotor dysfunction.
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Courses Recently Taught
- REHSCI 1210 Neuroscience (Undergraduate- Rehabilitation Science)
- PT 2060 Neuroscience (Graduate- Doctor of Physical Therapy)
- PT 2156 Current Evidence in Neuromuscular Practice (Graduate- Post-Professional Transitional DPT)
- HRS 2305 Advanced Neuroscience (Graduate- Post-Professional)
- HRS 2356 Concepts and Principles of Sensory Motor Control 1 (Graduate- Post-Professional)
- HRS 3000 Doctoral Seminar (PhD in Rehabilitation Science)
- HRS 3001 Doctoral Research
Recent Working Papers
- Gray Matter On My Mind: GMOMMWEB is an Interactive Program in Neuroscince for Students and Clinicians who wish to learn about nervous system structure and function and the consequences of neurological insults.
The identification of rational approaches for diagnosing and treating neurologically-based sensorimotor disorders requires an understanding of fundamental mechanisms underlying information processing in the brain. My teaching and research are dedicated to advancing knowledge concerning brain function that forms the basis for sensorimotor behavior and sharing the knowledge gained by my research and the research of other neuroscientists with practicing clinicians, future health-care professionals and other neuroscientists. Since delivery of information is undergoing a revolution in progressive universities such as the University of Pittsburgh, I have developed a web-based interactive program to help me teach neuroscience and to aid students who are learning neuroscience concepts. This program “Gray Matter On My Mind: GMOMMWEB” uses dynamic media that cannot be presented in a bound text format. It is available to all students and faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, as a ‘senior’ academic professional it is my duty to mentor junior faculty and doctoral students who are just beginning their scientific research careers.
Service and Assignments
Peer Reviewer for Neuroscience Journals
Journal of Neurophysiology, Journal of Neuroscience, Cerebral Cortex, Somatosensory and Motor Research