Vivian K. Mushahwar, PhD Professor & Canada Research Chair in Functional Restoration

Dr. Vivian K. Mushahwar received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree in bioengineering from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, in 1996. She received postdoctoral training at Emory University Centre for Rehabilitation Medicine, Atlanta, GA, and the University of Alberta Division of Neuroscience, Edmonton, AB, Canada. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Medicine Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, University of Alberta. She is also the Director of the highly interdisciplinary Sensory Motor Adaptive Rehabilitation Technology (SMART) Network, and the Special Advisor on Functional Electrical Stimulation Technologies at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. She serves on several advisory boards for journals as well as research and clinical entities. Her research interests include identification of spinal cord systems involved in locomotion, development of novel spinal-cord-based neuromodulation strategies for restoring function, incorporation of motor control concepts in electrical stimulation applications, and development of systems for alleviating secondary complications of immobility such as pressure injuries and deep vein thrombosis. Dr. Mushahwar is a Canada Research Chair in Functional Restoration. She was named a Killam Professor in 2019-2020, and holds the Distinguished Women in Neural Engineering Award, the Alberta Medical Association Medal of Honor, the Translational Research Award and the Global TV Woman of Vision Award.

University of Alberta
Alberta, Canada

Plenary Session 2