Seminar: Understanding upper limb injury and function through integrated musculoskeletal modeling | Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Seminar: Understanding upper limb injury and function through integrated musculoskeletal modeling | Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Seminar: Understanding upper limb injury and function through integrated musculoskeletal modeling

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Abstract: Understanding clinical movement dysfunction and designing effective rehabilitation is challenging due to multiple concurrent structural tissue changes, injuries, or treatments, which obscure the effects of isolated changes on outcomes. Further, identifying individuals most at risk for poor outcome or reinjury may be challenging due to variability within the population. Because the primary drivers of poor outcomes are unclear, there is a lack of consistent guidelines for clinicians regarding treatment timing and highly variable functional outcomes following treatment. This presentation will describe how we use computational musculoskeletal modeling to identify the mechanical impacts of neuromusculoskeletal injury on tissue growth and limb function, use case studies to illustrate these concepts. I will also describe our novel integrated computational framework linking musculoskeletal modeling to represent muscle changes over time and finite element modeling to simulate bone growth in response to mechanical and biological stimuli.

Bio: 

Dr. Saul is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC since 2013. The research performed in her Movement Biomechanics Laboratory aims to improve treatment for upper limb neuromusculoskeletal conditions by providing biomechanical insight to clinicians regarding the effects of neuromuscular and orthopaedic injury, predicting outcomes of surgical interventions, and understanding healthy and impaired motor control. Dr. Saul is an OpenSim Fellow and Scientific Advisory Board member for the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research. She serves on the Executive Board of the American Society of Biomechanics, and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Biomechanics and PLOS ONE. Dr. Saul is a 2019-2021 UNC System Academic Affairs Faculty Fellow exploring digital learning initiatives. Other honors include: American Society of Biomechanics Predoctoral Young Scientist (2005), Medtronic Foundation Graduate Fellow, Whitaker Foundation Graduate Fellow, NCAA Woman of the Year (Rhode Island, 2000), Outstanding Teaching Award at NCSU at the department, college, university, and Alumni Association levels. Dr. Saul received her ScB in Engineering from Brown University in 2000, and her MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. She was previously an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedic Surgery at Wake Forest School of Medicine.
Saul, Katherine
Dr. Katherine Saul

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Date:
October 23
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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