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Manager

Susan Harkema, Ph.D.
Susan Harkema, PhD

The Team

Research Medical Core Team
left to right: Erin Brinks, MSW, CSW; Tiffanie Shelburne, CPT; Kristen Johnson, BSN, RN; Gretchen Miller Carolan, MS, RN, APRN, FNP-BC; Sarah Wagers, MD; Yukishia Austin, BSN, RN; Lynn Robbins, ADN, RN

C.O.R.E.

Comprehensive

Objective

Supports all surgical procedures and post-operative care; provides medical oversight during epidural stimulation and activity-based interventions; supports research medical procedures; management and processing of blood, urine and tissues sample for human; IRB and FDA regulatory.

Assessments:

  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test:  an assessment to determine how well the body’s cells are able to absorb glucose after ingesting a specified amount of sugar.
  • Intestinal Biome Analysis:  a test to detect beneficial and pathogenic microorganisms associated with specific infections, lifestyle choices, and gut conditions.
  • Dietary Log:  an assessment to determine the eating habits of the participant, so suggestions and changes can be made as necessary.
  • Blood Analysis:  an assessment to check a variety of health markers found in the blood.
  • Medical Evaluation:  comprehensive physical examination, review of laboratory and test results, assist in experiments and consult session to field any medically-related concerns, such as muscle biopsies and urodynamic assessments.

Research-driven

Evidence-based

Adult NeuroRecovery


Translational Cores

Metabolic, Neuromuscular, and Skeletal

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary

Movement Performance and Locomotor Recovery

Urogenital and Bowel

Neurophysiology

Engineering

Research Medical

Biostatistics, Outcomes, Database, and Communications

Regulatory

Finance and Administrative


Movement Performance and Locomotor Recovery Clinic


Investigators