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11-01-2007, 05:01 AM
Pre and post-doctoral positions
Biomedical Engineering
Catholic University of America

The general research area is the use of technology for
neuro-rehabilitation of upper limb function after stroke. Students
would contribute to ongoing research projects funded by NIH and the
Department of Veterans Affairs and work in an interdisciplinary team
of engineers, scientists and clinicians from Catholic University of
America, National Rehabilitation Hospital and the Washington DC
Veterans Affairs Medical Center. One project involves development
of a platform for delivery of home-based constraint-induced movement
therapy. Previous experience in programming of graphical user
interfaces is required. A second project is in the area of robotic
devices for hand therapy after stroke. Previous experience in
mechanical design, controls and Matlab programming is helpful for
this project. Students will participate in all phases of the
project: design and development, patient testing, data analysis and
dissemination. Post-doctoral fellows will have an opportunity to
gain teaching experience as adjunct faculty in Biomedical Engineering
at Catholic University. In addition, students and fellows will have
an opportunity to interact with several other ongoing projects at
NRH: upper limb movement disorders after stroke, motor learning in
upper limb amputees, assessment of cognitive function after brain
injury, and tele-rehabilitation of speech and language disorders.

Please send inquiries via email to:
Peter Lum, PhD
Biomedical Engineering, The Catholic University of America
Pangborn Hall, room 131
620 Michigan Ave NE
Washington DC 20064