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.
New Laboratory Space for 3MAP Lab Now Open at the University of Colorado
March 27, 2021 The Muscle Morphology, Mechanics, and Performance Laboratory (3MAP Lab) was relocated to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in the Fitzsimons Building and was opened for operations this week. 3MAP Lab will continue to support studies spanning semi-automated methods of muscle morphology assessment to exercise-based inter-ventions for older adults with chronic conditions. CU PM&R faculty utilizing the new lab space include Dr. Ryan Marker, Dr. Andrew Smith, and Laboratory Director, Dr. Michael Harris-Love. .
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.