Menu Close

Research Medical

< BACK TO TRANSLATIONAL CORES

Director

Susan Harkema, Ph.D.

Manager

Courtney Ware, APRN

Meet the Team!

L2R: Yukishia Austin, RN, Tiffanie Shelburne CPT, Erin Brinks CSW, Heather Conner RN, Lynn Robbins RN
Not Pictured: Kristen Johnson RN, BSN,  Courtney Ware, APRN (Manager)


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 Program


Translational Cores


Metabolic, Neuromuscular and Skeletal


Bowel, Bladder and Sexual function


NeuroPhysiology


Cardiovascular and Respiratory


Motor control


Bedside to Bench


Data Registry