Assistant Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship
UPMC Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Professor and Endowed Vice Chair for Research
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Dr. Michael Boninger is a Professor and UPMC Endowed Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. He has joint appointments in the Departments of Bioengineering, Rehabilitation Science and Technology and the McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine. He is Senior Medical Director for Post-Acute Care for the Health Services Division of UPMC. He is also a physician researcher for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Boninger has an extensive publication record of over 220 papers. His central research focus is on enabling increased function and participation for individuals with disabilities through development and application of assistive, rehabilitative and regenerative technologies. Dr. Boninger also has extensive experience and publications related to training researchers. His students have won over 50 national awards. Dr. Boninger holds 4 United States patents and has received numerous honors, including being inducted into the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Science.
Professor and Chair Department Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Carmen Terzic received her MD from Mid-Western University in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, in 1987 and her PhD from Mayo Graduate School of Medicine; Rochester, MN, in 1996. Dr. Terzic is a Professor and PM&R Department Chair at Mayo Clinic. She holds a joint appointment in PM&R and the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases. Dr. Terzic completed her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Mayo Clinic before joining the staff. She is active in teaching and research with more than 75 publications in peer-reviewed journals such as Science. Dr. Terzic’s research team has engaged in a variety of research efforts to direct stem cells toward cardiogenesis, to assess the role of nuclear transport during stem cell differentiation, and optimize their properties for cardiac commitment. These efforts include developing techniques by which direct injection of stem cells in a murine model of cardiac infarction engrafts and repopulates the diseased heart with cardiac cells derived from the stem cells. The ultimate goal is to establish cardiovascular regenerative medicine as the new therapeutic modality for heart disease.
Thursday, February 15
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
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