17th Annual NMPT Symposium

Hosted by the Department of Physical Therapy in collaboration with the BREATHE and Neuromuscular Plasticity NIH-funded T32 Training Programs, the 17th annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Training Symposium returned on March 17-18 as an in-person event for the first time in two years. The symposium gives predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees the chance to highlight their cutting-edge research through data blitz and poster presentations. It also features plenary lectures from renowned researchers. This year trainees had the opportunity to learn more from Darcy Reisman, PhD, PT, FAPTA, (University of Delaware), Carlos B. Mantilla, MD, PhD, (Mayo Clinic), and Samuel R. Ward, PT, PhD (UC – San Diego).

BREATHE T32 trainees (from left to right: Wendy Olsen, Eleana Manousiouthakis, Claire DeLucia, Jeremy Prieto, Alex Marciante, Andrew D’Lugos, Emanuel Boutzoukas, and Mia Kelly) and program leaders (Emily Plowman, PhD, and Gordon Mitchell, PhD) at the 17th Annual NMPT Symposium

This year also included 52 dynamic poster presentations from students throughout the health sciences and engineering. In all, 3 predoctoral and 3 postdoctoral trainees received travel awards in recognition of their work, including Dr. Alex Marciante (BREATHE postdoctoral trainee in the Mitchell Lab).

NMPT Training Program director, Dr. David Fuller, reviewing one of 52 trainee posters.

Learn more about this event and its key successes at our NMPT Symposium at a Glance info sheet.