WEST ORANGE, N.J., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kessler Foundation announced that Guang H. Yue, Ph.D., has joined Kessler Foundation Research Center as Director of the Human Performance and Engineering Laboratory. He will assume his position in January 2012.
"The addition of Dr. Yue is an important step for our Research Center, which conducts physical and cognitive research aimed at improving rehabilitation for people with disabilities caused by serious injuries and illnesses," said Rodger DeRose, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kessler Foundation.
"Dr. Yue's interest in how the brain controls motor function complements our Center's expertise in cognitive function and peripheral neural mechanisms," said John DeLuca, PhD, Vice President of Research at Kessler Foundation. "Adding this accomplished researcher to our team expands our capabilities for advancing rehabilitation strategies for people with stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions." Dr. DeLuca added, "Dr. Yue's dedication to mentoring students, residents and fellows is also important to the Foundation, which is known as a leader in training the rehabilitation researchers of the future."
Dr. Yue has conducted clinical and basic research in biomechanics and neural control for 18 years. Currently at the Biomedical Engineering Department of The Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute and Molecular Medicine Department of The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, he also has held faculty appointments at Case Western, Cleveland State and Kent State Universities.
"I look forward to working with the scientists at Kessler Foundation, who collaborate closely with the clinical staff at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation to identify and overcome obstacles to recovery," Dr. Yue said. "This unique relationship provides a rich environment for translational studies in neurorehabilitation based
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