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Rick Segal

Rick Segal, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Rick Segal, PT,  Ph.D., FAPTA
Professor and Chair
Department of Health Professions
151-B Rutledge Avenue, MSC 962

Charleston, SC 29425

Office: B339
843-792-4593
segal@musc.edu

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Education

  • Management Development Program, Harvard University  (2014)
  • Sabbatical, Duke University Brain Imaging and Analysis Center (2000)
  • Mini-Sabbatical, Department of Physiology, Medical College of Virgiina (1988-89)
  • Ph.D. Anatomy and Neuroscience, University of Virginia (1984)
  • BS Allied Health (Physical Therapy), Ohio State University (1976)

Areas of Teaching

  • Neuroscience
  • Anatomy
  • Rehabilitation Engineering

Research Interests

  • Rehabilitation oriented Neuroscience research on motor control and spinal circuits
  • Operant conditioning of TA reflexes in people with stroke to improve locomotion
  • TIGRR intensive grant writing workshops
  • Promotes Rehabilitation Engineering research and training

Recent Grants

  • September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2002  Executive Committee
    "National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation (NC NM4R)"
    NIH/NICHD
  • January 7, 2013 - December 31, 2017  Principal Investigator
    “Intensive Rehabilitation Research Grant Writing Workshops in the United States”
    NIH/NICHD

    Annual Direct Costs: $112,248
    Total Direct Costs: $577,240
  • September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2017  Executive Committee and Recruiter
    “Engineering Career Development Center in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences”
    NIH/NICHD
  • April 1, 2012 - March 31, 2017  Co-Investigator
    “Spinal Circuits and the Musculoskeletal System”
    NCMRR, NICHD
    $769,223
  • February 2012 - January 2015  Sub-investigator
    "A Phase III, multicentre, multicentre, open label, extension study assessing the efficacy and safety of Dysport intramuscular injections used for the treatment of upper-limb spasticity in adult subjects"
    IPSEN
  • June 2011 - June 2014  Sub-investigator
    "A Phase III prospective, multicentre, open label, extension study to assess the long term safety and efficacy of repeated treatment of lower limb spasticity in adult subjects with spastic hemiparesis due to stroke or traumatic brain injury"
    IPSEN
  • October 2011 - October 2014  Sub-investigator
    "A Phase III prospective, multicentre, double blind, prospective, randomized study to assess the long term safety and efficacy of repeated treatment of lower limb spasticity in adult subjects with spastic hemiparesis due to stroke or traumatic brain injury"
    IPSEN
  • November 2011 - November 2014  Sub-investigator
    "A Phase III, multicentre, double-blind, prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled study, assessing the efficacy and safety of Dysport intramuscular injections used for the treatment of upper-limb spasticity in adult subjects with spastic hemiparesis due to stroke or traumatic brain injury"
    IPSEN
  • September 30, 1997 - June 30, 2014  Training Faculty
    "Research Training in the Neurosciences"
    NINDS

Recent Publications

  • Makihara, Y, Segal, RL, Wolpaw, JR, Thompson, AK. (2014). H-Operant Conditioning of the Soleus H-reflex does not induce long-term changes in the gastrocnemius H-reflexes and does not disturb normal locomotion in humans. Journal of Neurophysiology. 112 (2014 Sep 15) 1439-46.
  • Gwyer, J., Hack, L., Jensen, G., Segal, R., Boissonnault, W. (2015). Future directions for educational research in Physical Therapy. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 29; 4:3-4.

Recent Presentations

  • Liang, JN, Segal, RL. "Impaired reciprocal inhibition of plantarflexor H-reflex correlates with level of dorsiflexor muscle activity post-stroke." Combined Sections Meeting of American Physical Therapy Association, Feb 2016. Anaheim, CA.
  • Segal, RL. "Early Career Grant Writing Workshop." American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting, Feb 2015. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Segal, R.L., “Critical Steps to Completing, Submitting, and Receiving Funding for your Proposal.” Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR) Mentorship Workshop, Jan 2015. Charleston, SC.
  • Segal, R.L. and Dewald, J. “Grant Writing Critical Steps.” The Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering Career Development Program (IREK12) Bootcamp, Aug 2014. Chicago, IL.
  • Segal, R.L. “Stroke Pathophysiology.” IREK12 Bootcamp, Aug 2014. Chicago, IL.
  • Segal, R.L. “Definitions of Disabilities.” IREK12 Bootcamp, Aug 2014. Chicago, IL.
  • Segal, R.L. “Spinal Cord Plasticity” IREK12 Bootcamp, Aug 2014. Chicago, IL.
  • Segal, R.L. “Critical Steps to Completing, Submitting, and Receiving Funding for your Proposal.” TIGRR Mentorship Workshop, Jan 2014. Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Segal, R.L. “Critical Steps to Completing, Submitting, and Receiving Funding for your Proposal.” TIGRR Mentorship Workshop, Jan 2013. Chapel Hill, NC.

Recent Honors & Awards

  • Northwestern University Department of Physical Therapy and Movement Science 6th Kaleckas Lecturer, April 1, 2013
  • Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Research Day Keynote Speaker, May 14, 2012
  • Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2009
  • Emory University Division of Physical Therapy Commencement Speaker, 2006
 
 
 

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