University of Minnesota

Uzma Samadani, MD, PhD

Biography

Uzma Samadani, MD PhD FACS FAANS is a private-practice neurosurgeon in Minneapolis MN and brain injury researcher at the University of Minnesota.  She moved to Minneapolis in 2015 and was named to Minneapolis St-Paul MagazineTop Doctors in Neurosurgery” lists in 2016 through 2019.  In 2018 she was on the cover of the 

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Ann Van de Winckel, PhD

Biography

Dr. Ann Van de Winckel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at UMN and Director of the Brain Body Mind Lab. She is a neuroscientist and physical therapist with 21 years of experience in brain imaging in adults with neurological diseases and in developing clinical evaluation scales.

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Robert Wudlick, BS

Biography

Rob Wudlick is a Clinical Research Project Manager at the UMN Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and has over 10 years of experience living with a spinal cord injury and community organization leadership with the SCI community. Mr. Wudlick is a cofounder of the North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium, Get Up Stand Up to Cure Paralysis, and has experience in the Medical Device Industry. Mr. Wudlick serves as the Director of the Community Engagement Committee for the MN Regional SCIMS.

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Angie Philippus, MS

Biography

Ms. Philippus is a Research Project Specialist 2 in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She has over 12 years of specialized experience managing research studies involving individuals with neurological injuries. Ms. Philippus is pursuing a doctorate in clinical science to further her research interests in psychosocial factors that contribute to increased participation and positive psychological outcomes after injury. Ms. Philippus serves as Project Manager and Lead Data Collector for the MN Regional SCIMS.

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Ricardo Battaglino, PhD

Biography

Dr. Battaglino is a Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the UMN Medical School. Together with Dr. Morse, he established and co-directs the Rehabilitation Medicine Translational Research Laboratory. He is an internationally recognized molecular biologist and expert in bone biology and gene and biomarker discovery. Dr.

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Nguyen Nguyen, MPH

Biography

Mr. Nguyen is a Data Analyst & Study Coordinator in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the UMN Medical School. He has seven years of experience conducting analyses for SCI observational, cohort, and clinical trials. He is an expert in biostatistics, database development, database management, and REDCap.

Kimberley Monden, PhD

Biography

Dr. Monden is an Assistant Professor and Licensed Psychologist in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the UMN Medical School and has 12 years of experience in SCI clinical care and research. Dr. Monden studies resilience and appraisals of injustice, with a specific interest in improving quality of life and long-term psychosocial outcomes after spinal cord injury. Dr.

Leslie Morse, DO

Biography

Dr. Morse is Chair and Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the UMN Medical School and has 16 years of experience in SCI clinical care and research. Dr. Morse has extensive experience directing NIDILRR SCIMS as the former Project Director of the Spaulding-Harvard SCIMS (Boston; 2011-2016) and the former Co-Project Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Injury System (Craig; 2016-2019). She also serves as the Co-Chair of the Model System Knowledge Translation Committee.