Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Dr. Woodbury is an experienced stroke rehabilitation occupational therapist, a funded stroke rehabilitation researcher, and an award winning educator. She had a long career (12+ years) as a front-line neurorehabilitation occupational therapist prior to obtaining her PhD degree in which she provided in- and outpatient rehabilitation to adults and pediatrics with acquired brain injury, stroke and spinal cord injury. This past experience gives her first-hand insiders knowledge of stroke rehabilitation practice, motivates her research trajectory, and allows her to intimately understand the challenges associated with research-practice translation/implementation. Currently she is an Associate Professor in the Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) College of Health Professions where she direct the College’s Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Research Laboratory which is a core resource for the MUSC Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Stroke Recovery. The overall goal of her extramurally funded is to test translatable scientifically-based models for post-stroke upper extremity rehabilitation to improve survivors’ re-engagement in meaningful life activities. She is the co-inventor of Duck Duck Punch: A Stroke Rehabilitation Game, a licensed, FDA-approved interactive virtual environment for stroke rehabilitation designed with user-centered principles and processes. She is a research consultant for Recovr LLC (recovrinc.com) and, along with the company’s CEO is the Co-PI of an NIH/NINDS SBIR Direct to Phase II project testing the functional viability of Duck Duck Punch for commercialization. She has a secondary appointment within the MUSC Master’s of Occupational Therapy educational program where she is responsible for teaching stroke rehabilitation and rehabilitation research courses. She is a teacher at heart and has won several teaching awards including, most recently, the 2014 MUSC Educator/Mentor Award.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM EST