Dec. 7, 2020 Our lab group received funding for a patient care improvement project through the VA Cares Act. Our project concerning smartphone diagnostics to enhance the telerehab physical exam will help to identify Veterans with significant muscle impairments due to the COVID-19. This project is a partnership with the Renal Clinics at the RMR VAMC and the Baltimore VAMC.
3MAP Lab Post-Doc Lands a Pilot Grant with CU PT Faculty Member
Nov. 1, 2020 Dr. Stephan Bodkin recently partnered with new CU PT faculty member, Dr. Andrew Smith, on a successful PM&R Pilot Grant submission. The project, "Machine learning to quantify muscle changes, lean body mass, and function in obese adults", will involve the creation and validation of semi-automated MRI image processing techniques to estimate lean body mass and tissue composition.
This imaging application has important potential uses for quantifying muscle changes due to disease and advanced age. This inter- disciplinary work will involve the Dept. of Endocrinology and the Dept. of Radiology at the CU School of Medicine.