Research Symposium -2019

16th Annual Biomechanics Research Symposium


Wednesday, April 17, 2019


STAR Campus, University of Delaware

Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, MPT, PhD

Lecture Title: TBD

Dr. Stevens-Lapsley is a Professor and Director of the Rehabilitation Science PhD Program in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. She is focused on identifying, integrating and advancing innovative evidence-based medicine solutions for older adult rehabilitation through highly effective research methods and partnerships. She has almost 20 years of clinical research experience in patients with osteoarthritis planning joint arthroplasty, and more recently, medically complex patient populations. Her research ranges from understanding the mechanisms of skeletal muscle dysfunction to studies of implementation of best rehabilitation practices in post-acute care settings. More specifically, her research includes the evaluation of care bundling strategies for joint arthroplasty, pragmatic interventions in medically complex patient populations, and health services research to understanding how rehabilitation services impact hospitalization rates and functional performance. Her clinical research has resulted in numerous publications (100+), national and international speaking invitations, and awards such as the Jack Walker Manuscript award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and an Excellence in Research Award. Over the past decade, she has received over $14 million dollars to support her clinical research.

Dr. Stevens-Lapsley earned her PT degree at the University of Delaware, where she went on to complete a PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science with a focus in Applied Physiology. She then completed post-doctoral training at the University of Florida.


CBER Day 2017 Keynote Lecture


  • Poster and podium presentations will be given by students with awards for the best presentations
  • Check out ongoing biomechanical research projects
  • Social interaction and networking among faculty, students, clinical collaborators and industry professionals
  • Morning snack and lunch provided for all who register


Abstract Submission and Deadline Information


  • Abstract Submission Form
  • Abstract deadline: Monday, March 4th
  • Poster size requirement: no larger than 3′ x 4′ vertical or horizontal
  • Podium presentation slides should be on a dark background to be seen in the Atrium

Program – subject to change


 Breakfast & Poster set-up STAR CAMPUS- GLASS ATRIUM
 9:00  Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Dr. Liyun Wang, Director of the Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research
 9:05 Keynote Lecture: Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, MPT, PhD

 10:20  Break  
 10:35  Podium Session 1  STAR CAMPUS- GLASS ATRIUM
 11:35  Lunch  
12:00 Poster Session 1 (odds) STAR CAMPUS- MAIN CONCOURSE
1:00 Poster Session 2 (evens) STAR CAMPUS- MAIN CONCOURSE
2:00 Break  
2:15 Podium Session 2 STAR CAMPUS- GLASS ATRIUM
3:15 Announcing the Vince Baro Undergraduate Research Awardees STAR CAMPUS- GLASS ATRIUM
4:00 Adjourn  

Register Hereby Friday, April 5, 2019



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2017 Event

Keynote Speaker: Johnna Temenoff, Ph.D.

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2015 Event

Dawn Elliott

Keynote Speaker: Dawn M. Elliott, PhD 

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2013 Event

Dr. Carolee Winstein

Keynote Speaker: Carolee Winstein, PhD, PT, FAPTA

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2011 Event

Van C. Mow

Keynote Speaker: Van C. Mow

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2009 Event

Irving Shapiro

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Irving Shapiro

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2007 Event

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Steven Stanhope

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2005 Event

Steven Kautz

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Steven Kautz

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2018 Event

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Keynote Speaker: Jean Jiang, Ph.D.

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Dr. Alberto Esquenazi

Keynote Speaker: Alberto Esquenazi, MD 

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2012 Event

Darryl D'Lima

Keynote Speaker: Darryl D’Lima, MD, PhD

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2010 Event

Mark Latash

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mark Latash

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2008 Event

Hugh Herr

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Hugh Herr

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2006 Event

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Steven Kautz 

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2004 Event

David Lloyd

Keynote Speaker: David Lloyd 

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