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Leadership Rehab Rounds – Dr. Reema Shafi – March 10, 2021
March 10, 2021 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 12:10 – 1:00pm
For recordings and past events, please visit the Leadership Rehab Rounds page: https://rsi.utoronto.ca/leadership-rehab-rounds
Speaker’s name and position title:
Dr. Reema Shafi
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto
Presentation title :
Understanding neural mechanisms to guide rehabilitation outcomes after brain injury.
Dr. Reema Shafi is a translational neuroscientist who has received formal education and training in the fields of Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Rehabilitation Sciences. Her postdoctoral training is focused on utilizing various functional neuroimaging techniques to understand the neuropathophysiology of traumatic brain injury. Her research utilizes an integrative sciences approach to inform and advance the field of neurorehabilitation as it relates to return to occupation and functional restoration post injury and healthy aging. Dr. Shafi has served on various provincial and international working groups, including the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board as well as the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, to facilitate the translation of the current state of knowledge to improve standards of practice and update programs of care for mild traumatic brain injury survivors. Her research is focused on exploring the sex-specific impact of trauma on the brain. More recently, she has been part of a team that has discovered the diagnostic utility of a cerebrovascular reactivity biomarker in the diagnosis of concussion at the single subject level.
For more information on Leadership Rehab Rounds and recordings of past lectures, please visit: https://www.rsi.utoronto.ca/leadership-rehab-rounds