Dr. Alicia Koontz


Plenary Speaker:
Alicia M. Koontz, PhD, RET is the Associate Director for Research at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh HealthCare System and an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her PhD degree in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Wright State University. Dr. Koontz’s research is aimed towards improving the health, function and quality of life of wheelchair users. She has expertise in the areas of rehabilitation biomechanics, assistive technology, and secondary injury prevention. Dr. Koontz has a 12 year track record of grant funding from sources including the VA, NIH, and the PVA and has authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters.

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Paralyzed Veterans of America
6th Annual Summit + Expo
August 30 - September 1, 2016
Orlando, FL 32821

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Paralyzed Veterans of America has a long track record in helping to change lives and build brighter futures for all people who live with SCI and related diseases, such as MS. We look forward to partnering with you to hurry history in this vitally important area of medicine and health care.

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