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Upcoming Topics for Research Brown Bag Meetings

Brown bag meetings are short, 1-hour talks or discussions held over the lunch hour on the Dallas campus. These are coordinated by the Dallas Office of Research and focus on varying and timely topics of interest. 

January 21, 2016 "Aiming to Perfect Your Specific Aims Page"     Noon - 1:00.  
The Specific Aims page is arguably the most influential piece of the research proposal, yet many researchers struggle with this important piece. This discussion will be led by Dr. Elaine Jackson who will present instructions for writing strong specific aims as well as a model for the narrative written to introduce the aims.  

September 18 "What's New with the TWU IRB?" Noon - 1:00 in room 3620
This discussion will be led by Tracy Lindsay, Director of Operations for Research and Sponsored Programs. The focus will be on an update of the dual review process and the status of Institutional Authorization Agreements (IAA). How are these alike and how do they differ? Tracy will also provide an update on any changes in the IRB submission process for the upcoming year.

Research Study Participants Needed!

WHO: Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease
WHAT: Transcranial Direct Stimulation
WHY: To improve walking 

Study Title: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: does it improve dual tasking in people with Parkinson’s disease?

Researcher: Chad Swank, PT, PhD, NCS

Location: Texas Woman's University, School of Physical Therapy
                5500 Southwestern Medical Ave.
                Dallas, TX 75235

HOW: Contact Chad Swank @ 214-689-7714 to learn if you qualify for this study

Low Back Pain Study
With or Without
$15 or $30 for participation
To be eligible to participate in the study, you must:
Be between the age of 20 and 60.
Never had serious spinal condition such as tumor, fracture, or infection.
Never had back or hip surgery.
Not be pregnant.
Not have a history of osteoporosis.
Not have any signs of disc prolapse, herniation.
Have had low back pain for at least 3 months or never had any history of low back pain.

If you are interested in participating or if you have any question,
please contact Mohammad Almadan PT, MS: Tel: 214 689 6745 Ext. 3 or Email:  

Walking Interventions for Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

Participants will undergo gait training 2x/week for 12 weeks either with a robotic exoskeleton or body weight supported treadmill training. *No Remuneration available

To be eligible you must have an incomplete spinal cord injury of C7 ASIA C or below and be able to walk at least 30 feet unassisted.  Participants must meet exoskeleton requirements of weight of 220 pounds  or less, height of 5’0”-6’4”, hip width 18” or less, and close to normal range of motion in hips, knees, and ankles.

Contact Chad Swank, PhD, PT, NCS, 214-689-7714,















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