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January 18 Dr Chris Gregory

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences | Grand Rounds Series

“Exercise and depression: a novel approach for incorporating physical rehabilitation to enhance mental health treatment”

Chris Gregory, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in the
MUSC Department of Health
Sciences and Research

Friday, Jan 18, 2019 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Now being held in the Storm Eye Institute 8th Floor Auditorium 167 Ashley Ave - Room 809 Charleston, SC 29425

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences hosts bimonthly Grand Rounds that span the academic year.

Join us as we host Dr. Chris Gregory, Associate Professor in the MUSC Department of Health Sciences and Research. He is a rehabilitation researcher focused on the impact that various intervention strategies have on functional outcomes in individuals following stroke, the overriding goal being the optimization of therapeutic strategies to reduce disability and improve quality of life.

Unable to attend in person? Register for our live stream.

Go to: https://musc.webex.com

Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.

The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1.0 Credit(s)™.

At the completion of the presentation on 1/18/2019, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the effects of aerobic exercise on depressive symptoms.

  • Discuss the prevalence of depression in individuals in different clinical cohorts undergoing physical rehabilitation

Biosketch for Grand Rounds Speaker on 1/18/2019:

I am a rehabilitation researcher focused on the impact that various intervention strategies have on functional outcomes in individuals following stroke, the overriding goal being the optimization of therapeutic strategies to reduce disability and improve quality of life.  As part of my studies, I utilize a variety of methodologies including dynamometric assessments, electrophysiological testing, biomechanical analyses and magnetic resonance techniques, the primary goal being the identification of mechanisms (neurophysiological and behavioral) underlying limitations and/or improvements in functional performance. Over the past 5 years, our studies have been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, VA Rehabilitation Research & Development and the American Heart Association. Recently, we have begun exploring the interaction between depression and response to rehabilitation in individuals following stroke as well as how treatment for depression may be enhance with adjunctive exercise training.