Poster Presentations 2018

Even-numbered boards present 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Odd-numbered boards present 3:00-4:30 p.m.

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PosterStudentTitleDepartmentMentor
1Ali AliAnalysis of Leishmania and Crithidia growth patterns in vitro: determining conditions needed to utilize a CRISPR/Cas9 system for protozoan research in a BSL1 environmentFUTURE - MicrobiologyMary Wilson
2Vanessa Alizo VeraSelf-administration of highly palatable food with a rat modelLSAMP - NeuroscienceRyan LaLumiere
3Benjamin AllingtonSkeletal muscle DRP1 deficiency attenuates weight gain in miceICRU - Internal MedicineMarcelo Correia
4Brenda ArvizuAntigen response in mouse models of sleep apnea and multiple myelomaSROP - ImmunologyMelissa Bates
5Mariam AyantolaExamination of regulatory T cells in murine alopecia areataIDGP - ImmunologyAli Jabbari
6Jenna BemissInnate immune response of keratinocytes to Ebolavirus entryREU - MicrobiologyWendy Maury
7Kaed BenskiMagnetite nanoparticle/PDMS composite coatings for thermal biofilm mitigationNNI - Chem & Biochem EngEric Nuxoll
8Angela BentonIdentifying neural crest enhancersICRU - Anatomy & Cell BiolRobert Cornell
9David BergerInvestigating migraine-like photophobia after traumatic brain InjurySUMR - Molec Physiol & BiophysAndrew Russo
10Krista BergquistDetergent based screening to discover components of the mitochondrial pyruvate carrier complexBSURFEric Taylor
11Isaac BodemannPlasmon enabled CO2-to-fuel conversion systemsNNI - Chem & Biochem EngSyed Mubeen
12Ruayda BoulsTIM-1 enhances EBOV GP-mediated viral load and pathogenesisSUMR - ImmunologyWendy Maury
13Samantha BralOptogenetic inactivation of the amgydala central nucleus prior to CS onset in rodent eyeblink conditioningNeuroscienceSean Farley
14Courtney BreaMechanical properties of crystalline solidsNNI - ChemistyThiranjeewa Lansakara
15Brady BresnahanDevelopment of functionalized polymer nanofiber composites for the capture and detection of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substancesNNI - Civil & Environ EngMatthew Nagorzanski
16Julissa BurgosFishing for new regulators of the enterotoxin gene cluster in Staphylococcus aureusREU - MicrobiologyWilmara Salgado-Pabon
17Aimee ButlerDisulfiram and copper with standard of care therapies increases small cell lung cancer toxicityICRU - Free Radical & Radiation BiologyMelissa Fath
18Hannah CarterIgE receptor expression on antigen presenting cells in skin of patients with bullous pemphigoidIDGP - ImmunologyKelly Messingham
19Nicole CarverFrom psychology to physical therapy: a transformative experience applying research principles across disciplines with electromyography and eye-trackingFUTURE - Phys Ther & Rehab SciRichard Shields
20Diana CastanedaMicroRNA-204 knockout in human umbilical vein endothelial cells using CRISPR-Cas9Iowa CURE- Internal MedicineKaikobad Irani
21Romilia CastilloEffect of palmitate in the expression of autophagy-related proteinsLSAMP - Health & Human PhysiolYoung Doo Koo
22Alexander CavenderSex, love, and God:seeking understanding and commonality within the church's homosexuality debateSROP - Religious StudiesDiana Cates
23Kristin ChesnuttStructural/conformational investigations into the C-terminal tail of histone variant H2A.W6 involved in heterochromatin compaction in Arabidopsis thalianaSROP - BiochemistryCatherine Musselman
24Jesse CochranReducing hypoxia inducible factor 1 alpha expression ameliorates cardiac dysfunction in mitochondrial pyruvate carrier 1 deficient heartsSUMR - Molecular MedicineDale Abel
25Margaret CockerellQuantifying the mixing states of phase separated particles of sea spray aerosolsCAISE - ChemistryHansol Lee
26Daniel ColePigeons precrastinate when presented with identical optionsSROP - PsychologyEdward Wasserman
27Greg CollinsInducible deletion of OPA1 causes heart failure and ER stressMolecular MedicineDale Abel
28Kendall CornickOptimization of RNA-Seq analysis for low-input archived FFPE tissue to discover the genetic changes associated with the transformation of benign plexiform neurofibromas to malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors in individuals with NF-1IDGP - GeneticsBenjamin Darbro
29Nikita DalyGenetic interactions of Candida albicans transcription factors with virulence phenotypesIDGP - Molecular MedicineDamian Krysan
30Juliana Danesi RuizAnalyzing factors that affect the depth of field in digital imagesMechanical & Industrial EngGeb Thomas
31Melinda DangHousing and food (in)security: analyzing first-generation college student experiences at the University of IowaSROP - SociologyJessica Welburn Paige
32Lauren DavisEffects of biological factors on the expression of arginine vasopressin receptorsICRU - Obstetrics & GynecologyDonna Santillan
33Starr DavisDoes a growthmindset affect black students' academic achievement in the Iowa City Community School District?SROP - SociologySarah Bruch
34Starr DavisCan teacher diversity help close the racial achievement and disciplinary gaps in the Iowa City Community School District?SROP - SociologySarah Bruch
35Clarissa DietzSol-gel films for biosensors: process development and characterization of morphology and optical propertiesICRU - Electrical & Computer EngFatima Toor
36Bintou DoumbiaDetermining the affinity and activity of novel glucocorticoidsBSURFDr. Pufall Miles
37Logan DrakeEvaluating the effectiveness of an implicit bias training program in the Iowa City Community School DistrictSociologySarah Bruch
38Olivia DriessenComparison of sorptive behavior of chloroacetamide herbicides and dichloroacetamide safeners in various soil typesSROP - Civil & Environ EngDavid Cwiertny
39Amanda DuplanOptimizing overexpression of the PETase enzyme and development of a high-throughput assay to detect plastic degradationFUTURE - BiochemistryMiles Pufall
40Victoria EnoilaCell starvation leads to decrease in size of PC-3E exosomesHCCC - PhysiologyMichael Henry
41Maya EvansInvestigating protein and transcript variants of Akirin2, a gene critical for mammalian developmentIDGP - NeuroscienceJoshua Weiner
42Ugonna EzeanyaDetermine intracellular localization of inducible nitric oxide synthase in the context of inflammation.Iowa CURE - Anatomy & Cell BiolLing Yang
43Zhiting FengBoronic ester coordination enables a single-crystal-to-single-crystal transformation of a [2+2] photodimerizationICRU - ChemistryLeonard MacGillivray
44William FuelberthThe black hole as pure geometryPhysics& AstronomyVincent Rodgers
45Lander GeadelmannConstructs overexpressing the WUSCHEL gene in the fern CeratopterisIBA - Integrated BiologyChi-lien Cheng
46Yerika GermosenEmotional and cognitive intelligence and value-based decision-making in patients with focal brain damageSROP - PsychologyDaniel Tranel
47Taha GesallaPurkinje cell-specific ablation of CREB increases alcohol-induced neuronal losses in the cerebellumSUMR - NeuroscienceDaniel Bonthius
48Paul Goetzman IIThe impacts of restorative practices in the Iowa City Community School DistrictSociologySarah Bruch
49Gil GonzalezMicroneedle skin delivery of medical drugs using microemulsionsNNI - Chem & Biochem EngJennifer Fiegel, Nicole Brogden
50Anna GreenwoodStudies on protein aggregates in the nucleus of Xenopus laevis oocytesBSURFDaniel Weeks
51Jessie GriffithTranscriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa type III secretion systemREU - MicrobiologyTimothy Yahr
52Brian GuThe AT-like hook enhances CBX8 chromodomain interaction with DNA and nucleosomesBiochemistryCatherine Musselman
53Olivia HaiderPlasmon resonance of copper nanoparticles for increased sensitivity in silicon nanowire-based biosensorsNNI - Electrical & Computer EngWenqi Duan
54Aaron HendersonPredicting and validating 3D structures of very large RNAs from sequenceBiochemistryAdrian Elcock
55Rainy HerakovichThe Role of MSH2 in epigenetic control of immune checkpoint ligandsIDGP - ImmunologyWeizhou Zhang
56Sarah HoadleyThe effect of PVA concentration changes on size, zeta potential, and loading capabilities of PLGA nanoparticlesICRU - PharmacyAliasger Salem
57Jennet HojanazarovaAn in vitro assay to identify polymorphisms that directly influence risk for non-syndromic orofacial cleftingFUTURE - Anatomy & Cell BiolRobert Cornell
58Gabriella HolmesInhibition of CAMKII in the mitochondria of vascular smooth muscles protects against dysfunction of diabetesIDGP - Molecular MedicineIsabella Grumbach
59Emmanuela IkechukwuA mixed-method approach for fidelity monitoring in oncology associated symptoms and individualized strategies (OASIS).PaCaSRT - NursingStephanie Gilbertson-White
60Raghuram InturiSelective induction of metabolic oxidative stress in cancer cells via targeting of NAD(P)(H) metabolismIDGP - Free Radical & Radiation BiologyDouglas Spitz
61Kyle JacksonMitoregulin: a "lncRNA"-encoded microprotein that regulates diverse mitochondrial functionsIDGP - Molecular MedicineRyan Boudreau
62Stephanie JacksonChitosan-pDNA nanoparticles used for targeting macrophages and dendritic cells for gene therapyNNI - Pharma Sci & Exper ThrJuliana Quarterman
63Tyler JacksonGenetic instability resulting from break induced replication passage through inverted DNA repeatsIntegrated BiologyAnna Malkova
64Camille JaimeRole of HLA class II polymorphism in determination of gut microbial floraIBA - PathologyAshutosh Mangalam
65Nina JocicProtein-nucleic acid interactions in homologous recombinationBSURFMaria Spies
66Dava JohnsonDynamic light scatteringof extracellular nanoparticles recovered from cultures of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup BIDGP - Human ToxicologyJerrold Weiss
67Emily JohnsonAn investigation of cognitive plasticity in agingIDGP - NeuroscienceMichelle Voss
68Zane JohnsonModifying an existing wire navigation simulator to be applied to iliosacral wire navigationMechanical & Industrial EngGeb Thomas
69Srishti KalaRAD52 inhibitors for personalized cancer therapy in BRCA1 and 2 negative tumor cellsPaCaSRT - BiochemistryMaria Spies
10Vijayvardhan KamalumpundiDetergent based screening to discover components of the mitochondrial pyruvate carrier complexICRU - BiochemistryLalita Oonthonpan
70Leo KazmaOPA-1-CHCHD3-mitofilin complex is important for maintaining crista integrity and mitochondrial function during insulin mediated fusionInternal MedicineAntentor Hinton
71Galyna KhramovaCharacterization of F69A formate dehydrogenaseSROP - ChemistryChristopher Cheatum
72Christopher KimComparative analysis of NAD metabolome in 2000 calorie dietsSUMR - BiochemistryCharles Brenner
48Conrad KimThe impacts of restorative practices in the Iowa City Community School DistrictICRU -SociologySarah Bruch
73Samuel KitzmanBarrier to autointegration factor plays a key role in regulating stem cell homeostasisICRU - BiochemistryPamela Geyer
74Jessica KnobbeSex and fat determine the phenotype in sterile murine osteomyelitisSUMR - PediatricsPolly Ferguson
75Ansley KunnathSubcortical TMRI abnormalities in juvenile onset Huntington’s diseaseSUMR - NeurosciencePeggy Nopoulos
76Virginia Lamas MezaImpact analysis of divalent cations on marine-relevant polysaccharides and their selective transfer to the sea surface microlayerSROP - ChemistryElizabeth Stone
77Evan LambCell-cell communication in marine bacteriaIBA - MicrobiologyLinda McCarter
78Rikki LaserDivisions of somatosensory cortex in a mouse model of autismIBA - PsychologyMark Blumberg
79Amelia LauthDiscovering therapeutic resistance mechanisms in BRAFV600E melanoma using Sleeping BeautyIDGP - GeneticsAdam Dupuy
80Shantae LewisStimulation of the NLRP3 inflammasome of isolated B-cellsSUMR - ImmunologyMatthew Yorek
81Jasmine LingSleep duration and brain volume in people with heart failureNursingChooza Moon
82Andrew LinkletterBioengineering Leishmania to knock-down major surface protease expression utilizing CRISPR/Cas9 techniquesFUTURE - MicrobiologyMary Wilson
83Suram LiyanageFourier transform infrared (FTIR) analysis of human and animal soft tissue sarcoma for the development of a laser-based preferential cancerous tissue ablation systemICRU - Electrical & Computer EngFatima Toor
84Shannon LoftusEffects of glycerol monolaurate on human B cellsREU - MicrobiologyJon Houtman
34Andrea LynchCan teacher diversity help close the racial achievement and disciplinary gaps in the Iowa City Community School District?SociologySarah Bruch
85Casey MadrigalUnderstanding the role of cyclic di-GMP in colony decisions of Vibrio parahaemolyticusREU - MicrobiologyLinda McCarter
86Kyle MalcolmRevisiting the interaction of a bHLH transcription factor and homeodomain protein in S.cerevisiaeIntegrated BiologyBin He
87Brenna MarksAssessing melanocortin subtype-1 receptor as a target for melanoma drug delivery: a pilot studyRadiation OncologyMichael Schultz
88Teresa MccarrellThe bacterial cell wall: localizing enzymes required for peptidoglycan synthesis in the presence of β-lactam antibioticsREU - MicrobiologyDavid Weiss
89Brandon McClellanImmune response to malaria: temporal role of host signaling protein IL-10 during PlasmodiuminfectionREU - MicrobiologyNoah Butler
90Simon MendozaThe role of Mitf in the development of melanocytesIowa CURE - Anatomy & Cell BiolRobert Cornell
91Marlena MerlingRole of Chlamydia trachomatis type III secreted proteins in serovar-specific diseaseREU - MicrobiologyMary Weber
92Kaitlyn MesaIbotenic acid lesions to lateral cerebellar nucleus and its effect on cerebellum-dependent learning in miceSROP - NeuroscienceKrystal Parker
93Alissia MilaniLake Michigan ozone study: characterization and sources of airborne particlesICRU - ChemistryElizabeth Stone
94Rebecca MillerInhibition of mitochondrial dysfunction prevents endothelial barrier dysfunction after radiationIDGP - Free Radical & Radiation BiologyIsabella Grumbach
95Matthew MohaceyFormation of titania from a dehydrated template for photocatalytic hydrogen evolutionNNI - ChemistryNathan Black
96Kathia MoralesSynthesis and some properties of metal organic nanotubes and frameworksSROP - ChemistryTori Forbes
97Mohammed MoumenUsing aerosols to treat respiratory infectionSROP - Chem & Biochem EngJennifer Fiegel
98Margaret MungaiOPA-1 deficient skeletal muscle ER-stress increases mitochondria associated membranes through a MFN-2 mediate tethering mechanismLSAMP - Internal MedicineAntentor Hinton
99Sarina MurrayMTDH and GPX4 used in experimental therapeutics for endometrial cancer and triple negative breast cancerPaCaSRT - Obstetrics & GynecologyXiangbing Meng
100Carlos J. Nazario FigueroaReciprocal regulation of Cyp4 and Cyp6 gene expression by the cut homeodomain transcription factorIDGP - GeneticsDaniel Eberl
101Alexis NeymanThe glucocorticoid receptor and phosphorylationBSURFMiles Pufall
102Lynn NguyenCharacterizing the effects of prenatal stress on maternal depressive-like phenotypes and embryonic neurodevelopmentPsychiatryHanna Stevens
103Timothy NguyenIdentification of novel tumor suppressors in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer by an in vitro/in vivo genome-wide CRISPR screenICRU - PharmacologySonghai Chen
104Moraima NodaThe combination of cetuximab and interleukin-1α increases antitumor response in HNSCCIowa CURE - PathologyAnn Simons-Burnett
105Chibuzo NwakamaPrivate mobile app to support personalized genomics for hearing lossIBA - Electrical & Computer EngThomas Casavant
106Ivan OceguedaInvestigating the effect of AAK1 on CD8+ T-cell cytotoxicityIowa CURE- Internal MedicineGeorge Weiner
107Bailey O'HareThe effects of prenatal exposure to α-cypermethrin and stress on placenta and maternal liverIDGP - Human ToxicologyHanna Stevens
108Oreoluwa OladimejiUnderstanding the effects of Rho and focal adhesion kinase inhibition on tumor cell motilityPaCaSRT - Integrated BiologyChristopher Stipp
109Thomas OsborneUsing the vector space model to predict EGC expression in S. aureusICRU - MicrobiologyWilmara Salgado-Pabon
110Genesis Pagan CabreraConnections between a Canadian olympic athlete and an Iowan with muscular dystrophySROP - BiochemistryLori Wallrath
111Pooja PatelAnalysis of non-homologous end joining pathway through the use of rpa-2, polq-1, xpf-1, brc-2, and ku-70 mutants in C. elegansIntegrated BiologySarit Smolikove
112Nicholas PetersonMuscular dystrophy and lipodystrophy: changes at the nuclear envelopeFUTURE - BiochemistryLori Wallrath
50Irini PetrosStudies on protein aggregates in the nucleus of Xenopus laevis oocytesBiochemistryDaniel Weeks
113Ashley PlumbAge- and sex-specific deficits and altered amygdala structure and function in the Pcdh10 mouse model of autismIDGP - NeuroscienceTed Abel
114Kennedy PoroA Cell model to study FoxO transcription factors in diabetes-induced muscle atrophy/autophagy gene regulationMolecular MedicineBrian O'Neill
115Ojas PradhanFormulation and analysis of novel dry powder antibiotic aerosolsICRU - Chemical EngJennifer Fiegel
116Guowei QiAutomating protein side-chain refinement:application to Force Field XICRU - BiochemistryMichael Schnieders
117Kael RagniniCharacterization of infralimbic cortex activity in cocaine-seeking and cocaine-abstaining ratsIDGP - NeuroscienceRyan LaLumiere
118Vinamratha RaoEffect of pharmacological ascorbate in radiation-induced wound healing and role of reactive oxygen speciesSUMR - Free Radical & Radiation BiologyBryan Allen
119Darian RaymondLiquid crystal templated polymerized ionic liquid propertiesNNI - Chem & Biochem EngAllan Guymon
120Rachel RethwischRapamycin inhibits inflammatory responses in cultured glial cellsFUTURE - PharmacologyDavid Lo
37Chad RhymEvaluating the effectiveness of an implicit bias training program in the Iowa City Community School DistrictSROP - SociologySarah Bruch
121Angela RichardsonThe effect of maternal hypothyroidism during pregnancy on brain development in mouse offspringFUTURE - PsychiatryHanna Stevens
122Elizabeth Rivera RosarioCiliary neurotrophic factor promotes regeneration of cochlear synapse after noise-induced cochlear synaptopathy in miceSROP - NeuroscienceSteven Green
123Alvin Rodriquez SosaIdentification of signaling pathways that effect meiotic progression defects in rpa-2 deficient Caenorhabditis elegans using RNAi knock-downIDGP - GeneticsSarit Smolikove
124Ariel RoghairSignaling mechanisms underlying beta-adrenergic facilitation of hippocampal synaptic plasticityIDGP - Molecular MedicineTed Abel
125Braden RoligIdentification of a neural crest enhancer nearby tfap2aICRU - Anatomy & Cell BiolRobert Cornell
126Cieara RouseExploiting NADPH metabolism to sensitize lung cancer cells to agents that produce peroxidePaCaSRT - Radiation OncologyMelissa Fath
127Emily RubaPhotoreceptor development and disease in zebrafishICRU - Integrated BiologyDiane Slusarski
128Mayu SakaeMPC inhibition combines with breast and lung cancer therapies to enhance toxicityFree Radical & Radiation BiologyShane Solst
129Laura SalasThe New York Young Lords: fighting for public healthSROP - Communication StudiesDarrel Wanzer-Serrano
130Imrana SaliaElucidation of the role of inflammasomes in murine B-Cells.PaCaSRT - Internal MedicinePrajwal Gurung
131Shasa SartinRepresentation of Muslim French athletes in French mediaSROP - French & Francophone World StudiesRoxanna Curto
132Sydney SchellhaseRegulation of development of type 2 immunity and allergic branchopulmonary asthma by E3 ubiquitin Ligase Cbl-bIowa CURE - PathologyJian Zhang
133Ashley Segura-RomanInhibition of endothelial lipase by ANGPTL proteinsIBA - BiochemistryBrandon Davies
134Kalaedra SelfhRad52 DNA repairing protein:mutagenesis and expression testSROP - BiochemistryMaria Spies
135Callie ShannonAdolescent personality moderates pubertal timing effects on externalizing psychopathologyIBA - PsychologyMolly Nikolas
136Shadi ShariffIs the contributed by CAMTA1 sufficient to promote TAZ driven transformation Of cells?HCCC - PathologyMunir Tanas
137Molly SharpUse of super adherent, non-pathogenic salmonella strains as a probiotic in chickenMicrobiologyBrad Jones
138Katherine ShokAssessing how asexuality affects chromosome evolution: using fluorescent in-situ hybridization to map histone and ribosome gene expansionsIBA - Integrated BiologyJorge Moreno
139Willord SimmonsMusic classroom or prison: unlocking awareness of how traditional music classrooms can restrict creative music-makingSROP - MusicMary Cohen
140Ashley SimpsonHow is the GEF activity of SGEF regulated by SGEF complex formation?BSURFErnesto Fuentes
141Karl SmithInternational space station experiment measuring charged particle velocity in plasmaPhysics & AstronomyJohn Goree
142Zachary SnyderRAD51 binding peptides: construction, expression, and purificationSROP - BiochemistryMaria Spies
44Shuo SongThe black hole as pure geometryPhysics & AstronomyVincent Rodgers
143Morgan StreyleEffects of age on TRAF3 protein expression in murine and human B and T lymphocytesIDGP - ImmunologyGail Bishop
144Alexandria Sturtz4-1BB costimulation inhibits humoral immunity and exacerbates parasite burden during Plasmodium infectionICRU - MicrobiologyNoah Butler
145Pablo Suarez BeltranDeletion of FoxO transcription factors in skeletal muscle mitigates diet-induced obesityInternal MedicineBrian O'Neill
146Morgane TatchoumSexual health knowledge of individuals with intellectual disabilitiesIBA NursingMelissa Lehan
147Sophia TaylorThe geometric origins of dark energy and dark matterICRU - Physics & AstronomyVincent Rodgers
148Xavier TijerinaAssembling the GRB2 signaling complexSUMR - MicrobiologyJon Houtman
149Jose TorresDevelopment of instruments for nighttime imaging of earth from a CubeSatSROP - AstronomyPhilip Kaaret
150Juan VasquezPrecision cerebro-cerebellar networks identified using 7T MRISROP - NeurologyAaron Boes
147Patrick VeceraThe geometric origins of dark energy and dark matterICRU - Physics & AstronomyVincent Rodgers
151Claire VinsonImproving the reproducibility of SERS detection of uranyl on AO-PAN matsNNI - ChemistryHoa Phan
152Trung VuCharacterization of metalloprotease-mediated ectodomain shedding of FGFR family members in cell based assaysIowa CURE - Internal MedicineThorsten Maretsky
153Kathleen WadeAnalyzing winds and particulate matter around Lake MichiganICRU - Chem & Biochem EngCharles Stanier
154Bincheng WangThe perils of enforcing usage control policies locally on mobile devicesComputer ScienceOmar Haider Chowdhury
155Hannah WasserkrugControlling polymer morphology through photopolymerization-induced phase separationNNI - Chem & Biochem EngAllan Guymon
156Michael WestphalOPA1 deficiency in brown adipose tissue prevents diet-induced obesity and insulin resistanceICRU - Health & Human PhysiolDale Abel
157Calvin WhitakerExamining the exotic calculus of four dimensions using supersymmetryICRU - PhysicsVincent Rodgers
158Ellen WillhoitIdentification of penicillin binding proteins involved in β-lactam resistance in Bacillus thuringiensisREU - MicrobiologyCraig Ellermeier
159Arthur WoldScattered and shattered: identification and zooarchaeological analysis of heavily fragmented molluskan remainsICRU - AnthropologyJames Enloe
160Jared WrightBrownian motion and machine learningSROP - MathematicsPalle Jorgensen
161Amy YanTransgenic mice expressing a dominant negative form of the NR4A transcription factor exhibit spatial memory deficitsMolec Physiol & BiophysTed Abel
19John ZbarackiFrom psychology to physical therapy: a transformative experience applying research principles across disciplines with electromyography and eye-trackingFUTURE - Phys Ther & Rehab SciRichard Shields