Tag Archive: institute

Madonna researcher overcomes COVID, aims to study nutrition in long COVID recovery
In the News
November 20, 2023

Virginia Chaidez, Ph.D., RD, is using her two decades of experience as a community-based researcher and registered dietitian to help other long COVID patients. As the new translational research director of nutrition sciences at Madonna’s Institute of Rehabilitation Science and Engineering, she’s one of the newest members of the multidisciplinary team involved in Madonna’s post-COVID rehabilitation program, where she aims to understand how nutrition can play a role in the recovery of long COVID survivors.

Madonna patient finds greater independence with custom device
In the News
September 27, 2023

Madonna’s Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering is known for creating patient-centered, technological solutions. And its latest innovation, a metal doorstop with a collapsible tripod hook, is no exception. For Madonna patient Taylor Peter, this small-yet-mighty device opens up doors and, along with it, her world.

Researcher spotlight: Assistant research director’s unique skills and experience are revolutionizing patient independence
In the News
July 03, 2023

For many, the Fourth of July represents freedom and means time spent with family and friends to enjoy grilling out or watching a fireworks show. But for some, the word “independence” sparks an entirely different meaning. Arash M. Gonabadi, who holds a Ph.D. in biomechanics and is also the assistant research director for Madonna’s Research Institute’s Engineering Center, is one of those individuals. Learn how his creative mind is helping our patients to be independent after an illness or injury and why this July 4th is especially meaningful for him.

Madonna’s Institute teams up with UNO researchers for stroke study
In the News
May 19, 2023

Researchers from Madonna’s Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering and the University of Nebraska-Omaha are collaborating to provide greater mobility for people who are recovering from a stroke. The research study, which kicks off this month, aims to address how high-intensity gait training after a stroke leads to better outcomes. You can read more about it here.