Two post-docs and an engineering student summer intern from the University of Arizona Interdisciplinary Consortium on Advanced Motion Performance (iCAMP), a subdivision of the Department of Surgery’s Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) and the Arizona Center on Aging (ACOA) collaborative, have received travel awards to present evidence on changes in central nervous system control of movement in aging.
Drs Gurtej Grewal and Michael Schwenk were 2 of 10 junior investigators receiving travel grants nationally, who were selected to present their posters and to attend the American Gerontological Society’s Aging,the Central Nervous System, and Mobility in Older Adults workshop. The goal of this workshop is to clarify the biological rationale underlying the association between the central nervous system and mobility.
Ms.Maria Garcia, an engineering freshman at Pima Community College, received a travel award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers for her iCAMP/ACOA summer internship work
These awards point to our early successes in our unique i-CAMP/ACOA collaborative, which seeks to bring together experts in the fields of podiatry medicine, geriatrics, movement science, neurology, epidemiology and bioengineering from both basic and clinical perspectives to share insights, promote opportunities, and develop a common framework for future aging-related mobility research.
L-R: Dr Gurtej Grewal, Ms. Maria Garcia, and Dr Michael Schwenk