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PM&R Welcomes Bradley Stovall, D.O.

VCU Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is pleased to welcome our newest provider Bradley Stovall, DO. Stovall attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.  He completed both his residency and fellowship here at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Stovall specializes in the treatment of lower back pain, neck arthritis, nerve pain, radiculopathy, and post-stroke shoulder pain. Welcome Dr. Stovall!

Cifu Hosts Facebook Live Chat on Concussions


Dr. Cifu participated in a Facebook Live chat with VCU Health on Wednesday, September 14, in which he sat down to answer questions about concussions. Facebook Live chats are held online, and participatants asked questions by commenting on the VCU Health Facebook page or by tweeting at VCU Health using #VCUHealthChat. For more information, click here.

PM&R Faculty Provide Insight Into Dale Earnhardt, Jr.'s Concussion Recovery

Nascar driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. hasn't raced since July 9, due to concussion symptoms, and it remains unclear as to when he will return. VCU Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation faculty members, David Cifu, M.D. and Katherine Dec, M.D. recently weighed in on his likely path to recovery in a recent Richmond Times-Dispatch article. Note: neither is involved in his rehab program. 

Dec also commented on Earnhardt, Jr.'s injury in an Associated Press article which can be found here.

Cifu Discusses Importance of Concussion Research and Training

Department Chair and Herman J. Flax, MD Professor David Cifu, MD, was interviewed recently on NPR about his thoughts on the importance of continuing clinical funding and research to continue finding new ways to understand and treat concussions. Listen to the interview here.

Walker Awarded NIH Grant

William Walker, M.D. was awarded a NIH grant for his project titled - Practical Prognostics: Building clinically useful predictive models for long-term functional outcome after TBI.  Walker will lead Drs. Adam Sima, Jeffrey  Kreutzer, Randall Merchant, as well as Jenny Marwitz as they develop a set of prognostic tools that are tailored to the individual patient and will give better long-term forecasts on chances for returning to independent living and work.  This is a two-year grant starting August 2016 providing $419,374  in funding support. 

Cifu Edits CENC Special Edition of Brain Injury Journal

The Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC), housed in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the largest grant in VCU history, edited a special edition of Brain Injury dedicated specifically to research being conducted by Consortium investigators on combat-related concussions. That special edition was released on November 11. To read more about this, click here. Visit the Brain Injury website to read the special edition.

The special edition has also been covered by WCVE and Richmond Magazine.

PM&R Welcomes Elizabeth Huntoon, M.S., M.D.


VCU Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Huntoon, M.S., M.D. Huntoon received her M.S. in Biology from Central Michigan University and her M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School. She completed her residency at the Medical College of Ohio and her fellowship at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. Huntoon has a strong interest in acupuncture. Welcome Dr. Huntoon!

PM&R Welcomes Kimberly Skelton, D.O.

VCU Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is pleased to welcome Dr. Kimberly Skelton. Skelton received her D.O. from the University of Edward via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency at Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville, Ky. and her fellowship at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Va. In her free time, Skelton enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family. Welcome Dr. Skelton!

4th Annual Ericksen Lecture Slated for April 7


The Fourth Annual Jeff Ericksen, M.D., MSK Endowment Lectureship is set to occur on Friday, April 7, 2017 beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the Molecular Medicine Research Building (MMRB) Room 1-1013. This year's featured speaker is David Wang, D.O., director of training and education at the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine. A reception will follow the lecture.