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  • 1. LESLIE K. ALLISON allisonl@mail.ecu.edu 252/328-4472 (office) Education 2006 PhD (expected) in Movement Science May Department of Kinesiology University of Maryland; College Park, MD • Dissertation: “The dynamics of multisensory reweighting in the healthy vs. fall-prone elderly.” Advisor: John Jeka, PhD 1997 MS in Motor Control and Learning Department of Exercise and Sport Science Oregon State University; Corvallis, OR 1979 BS and Certificate in Physical Therapy School of Allied Medical Professions University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA Professional Licensure and Certification California P.T. License #009588 Neurological Clinical Specialist American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 1990-2000 Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, 1983 NeuroDevelopmental Treatment, Adult Hemiplegia, 1981 Honors and Awards 2003 Dr. Mabel S. Spencer Dissertation Fellowship - Finalist 2002 Graduate Research Interaction Day Award – 1st Place 2001 Jacob K. Goldhaber Award for Student Travel 1979 School of Allied Medical Professions Class of 1958 Award CV_L_Allison Page 1 of 10 November 2003
  • 2. Leslie K. Allison Experience 2005 – present Assistant Professor East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 1999 – 2005 Graduate Assistant (Research and Teaching) University of Maryland, College Park, MD  Applied motion analysis techniques in postural control (Kistler® forceplate & OptoTrak®)  Co-authored grants with P.I. John Jeka  Supervised Master’s and undergraduate students  Revised and taught ‘Motor Control and Learning’ course to undergraduate Kinesiology majors  Served as a consultant to The Erickson Foundation during development of their balance screening and falls reduction program 1997 - 1999 Instructor Midwestern University, Downer’s Grove, IL  Developed and taught jointly with other faculty courses in motor control, neuropathology, neurorehabilitation, research methods, and psychosocial aspects of disability.  Planned and modified curriculum jointly with other faculty to achieve accreditation 1990 - 1997 Clinical Applications Specialist NeuroCom International, Inc., Portland, OR  Developed educational materials and programs  Coordinated clinical customer services  Managed clinical aspects of product development 1989 - 1990 Supervisor, Rehabilitation Mills-Peninsula Hospitals, San Mateo, CA 1986 - 1990 Clinical Specialist, Neurological Clinical Coordinator of Clinical Education Mills-Peninsula Hospitals, San Mateo, CA 1986 - 1989 Senior Therapist, Rehabilitation Mills-Peninsula Hospitals, San Mateo, CA 1985 - 1986 Senior Therapist and Clinical Specialist, Head Injury Clinical Coordinator of Clinical Education Kentfield Hospital, Kentfield, CA CV_L_Allison Page 2 of 10 November 2003
  • 3. 1984 - 1985 Senior Staff Therapist Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (Regional Acute Neurosurgical Center) Redwood City, CA Leslie K. Allison 1983 - 1984 Staff Therapist, Neurorehabilitation Kentfield Hospital, Kentfield, CA 1980 - 1983 Team Leader, Brain Injury Staff Therapist, Brain Injury, Acute and Extended Care R. K. Davies Medical Center, San Francisco, CA Appointments 1988 - 1996 Clinical Faculty Graduate Program in Physical Therapy University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, CA 1988 - 1989 Curriculum Advisory Committee Physical Therapist Assistant Program DeAnza College, Cupertino, CA Professional Organizations 1979 - Present Member, American Physical Therapy Association Section Membership and Service Neurology Section Reviewer, Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy Program Committee, Chair, 2003-present Member, 1995-2003 Nominating Committee, Chair, 1996-1997 Member, 1994-1996 Geriatric Section Other Service Golden Gate District, CA Chapter Chair, 1990 Chair-elect, 1989 Nominating Committee, 1987-1989 Secretary, 1985-86 CV_L_Allison Page 3 of 10 November 2003
  • 4. Continuing Education Committee, 1980-1984 Representative, 1984-1985, 1987-1988 2001 – present Member, Society for Neuroscience Leslie K. Allison Grant Funding 2003-2004 Promotion of Doctoral Studies II Scholarship, American Physical Therapy Association, $15,000. 2000-2003 The Erickson Foundation. Multisensory balance training in the elderly. Principal investigator: John Jeka PhD ($100,000). Publications In Preparation Allison, L.K., Jeka, J.J. & Kiemel, T. Multisensory reweighting in the fall-prone elderly: Comparison to healthy young and older adults. Allison, L.K., Jeka, J.J., Kiemel, T. & Kfoury-House L. M. Effects of a sensory- challenge balance exercise program on multisensory reweighting and clinical balance measures in the fall-prone elderly. Jeka, J.J., Kiemel, T., Allison, L.K., Saffer, M. & Zhang Y.F. Effects of visual motion on postural control in healthy and fall-prone older adults. Theses Allison, L.K. (1997). The relationship between balance impairments and disabilities in the elderly. Master’s thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. Book Chapters Allison, L.K. and Jeka, J.J. (In press). Multisensory integration: Resolving ambiguities for human postural control. In Calvert, G., Spence, C., and Stein, B. (Eds.), Handbook of Multisensory Processes. MIT Press. Allison, L.K. and Fuller, K. (2001). Balance disorders. In Umphred, D. (Ed.), Neurological Rehabilitation, Fourth Edition, p. 802-837. Mosby. St. Louis. CV_L_Allison Page 4 of 10 November 2003
  • 5. Service Publications (non-refereed) Allison, L.K. (1996). The role of biofeedback in balance retraining. Biofeedback: Newsmagazine for the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback: Special Edition on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 24(3), p.16-19. Allison, L.K. (1995). Letter to the Editor: response to “Quantifying balance dysfunction in the elderly”. GeriNotes, 2(3), p.12-13. Leslie K. Allison Allison, L.K. (1994). Left, right and center: the “high-tech”/”low-tech” controversy. PT Magazine. September, p. 92-93. Invited commentary. Published Abstracts Allison, L.K., Jeka, J.J., & Kiemel, T. (2002). Multisensory reweighting in the fall- prone elderly: Comparison to healthy young and older adults. Neurology Report. 26 (4), p. 193. Poster presented at the annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in Tampa, FL. Allison, L.K., Jeka, J.J., Kiemel, T., & Kfoury-House L. M. (2002). Effects of a sensory-challenge balance exercise program on multisensory reweighting and clinical balance measures in the fall-prone elderly. Neurology Report. 26 (4), p 184. Platform presented at the annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in Tampa, FL. Allison, L.K., Jeka, J.J., Kiemel, T. (2002). Multisensory reweighting is not deficient in fall-prone older adults with intact peripheral sensation. The Gerontologist, 42, Special Issue 1, October, 2002, p. Lecture given during a symposium presented at the Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, D.C. Allison, L.K., Jeka, J.J., Kiemel, T. (2001). Does multi-sensory training improve balance in fall-prone older adults? In Duysens, J., Smits-Engelsman, B., and Klingma, H. (Eds.) Control of Posture and Gait 2001: Symposium of the International Society for Postural and Gait Research, May, 2001, p. 64-69. Poster presented at the International Society for Postural and Gait Research Meeting in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Allison, L.K. (2001). Balance assessment using computerized technology. The Gerontologist, 41, Special Issue 1, October, 2001, p. 264. Lecture given within the symposium ‘Balance Falls Assessment: Low Tech to High Tech, Peripheral Neuropathy and Alternative Considerations’, offered at the Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, D.C. Allison, L.K. (1998). The relationship between postural control system impairments and disabilities in older adults. Physical Therapy 78(5), p. S69-S70. Platform presented at the annual Scientific Meeting and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association in Orlando, FL. CV_L_Allison Page 5 of 10 November 2003
  • 6. Rose, D.J., Allison, L.K. & Clark, S. (1996). The role of technology in the screening and treatment of balance and mobility disorders among older adults. The Gerontologist, 36, Special Issue 1, October, 1996, p.57. Symposium presented at the Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, D.C. Leslie K. Allison Presentations and Invited Lectures Shumway-Cook, A. & Allison, L. (2003, September 27-28). Balance, mobility and falls in neurologic and geriatric settings. Workshop presented in Berkeley, CA. Allison, L. & Jeka, J. (2003, February 14). Multisensory reweighting in the fall prone elderly. Lecture presented at the annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in Tampa, FL. Allison, L. (2002, June 8). Balance basics: interventions for geriatric and neurologic populations. Lecture presented at the Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association in Cincinnati, OH. [This lecture presented again in June, 2003 at the same meeting in Washington, D.C. and May, 2003 at St. Francis University, Loretto, PA.] Allison, L. (2001, February 13). The miracle of multisensory integration. Lecture presented at the annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in San Antonio, TX. Allison, L. (2000, September 16-17, 2000). Reducing the risk of falls in the elderly. Workshop presented in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. [This workshop presented again 2001, September, Oakville, Ontario, Canada; 2003, March, Columbia, MD; 2003, June, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada] Allison, L. (1999, March 19). A systems model of postural control and Clinical assessment of postural control. Lectures presented at a workshop on Vestibular Rehabilitation in Downers Grove, IL. Allison, L. (1999, February 20). Reducing the risk of falls in the elderly. Workshop presented in Pittsburgh, PA. Allison, L. (1998, April 23). Postural control: a systems approach. Lecture presented to the physical therapy classes at Chapman University in Orange, CA. Allison, L., Fuller, K. & Riolo, L. (1997, October 18-19). Evaluation and management of imbalance and falls in the elderly. Workshop presented in Flint, MI. Allison, L. (1997, May 8-9). Role of the Balance Master® in balance rehabilitation, Falls in the elderly: identification and intervention, Application of CV_L_Allison Page 6 of 10 November 2003
  • 7. motor learning concepts to balance retraining, and Designing an effective outpatient exercise plan. Lectures presented at a workshop on Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Retraining in Scottsdale, AZ. Leslie K. Allison Allison, L. (1997, March 22). Postural control: a systems approach and (with Blau, P. & Hembree, J.) Assessment and treatment of select sensory motor impairments. Lectures presented at a workshop on An Integrated Approach to Balance Dysfunction and Vestibular Disorders in Dallas, TX. Allison, L. (1996, November 25). Balance disorders. Lecture presented to UCSF/SFSU PT students, San Francisco, CA. [This lecture presented annually, 1990-1996.] Allison, L. & Burnett, J. (1996, November 23). Standardized tests, Part I and II. Lectures presented in conjunction with the APTA Neurology Section’s “Neurology Update” course in Oakland, CA. [This course presented again 1997, February at Combined Sections Meeting in Dallas, TX and 1997, October in Chicago, IL] Allison, L. (1996, November 21). Identification and management of the elderly prone to fall. Workshop presented to Guardian Health Care PT managers in Oakland, CA. Rose, D., Allison, L. & Clark, S. (1996, November 18). The role of technology in the screening and treatment of balance and mobility disorders among older adults. Symposium presented in conjunction with the Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, D.C. Allison, L. & Hedenberg, R. (1996, November 14-16). Clinical Integration Seminar for Balance Master Users. Workshop presented to Balance Master users in Clackamas, OR. [This workshop presented bi-monthly, 1990-1996.] Allison, L. (1996, September 28-29). Balance deficits following CVA: problem identification and goal setting & Practical strategies for balance retraining. Lectures presented in conjunction with the Braintree Hospital Rehabilitation Network’s Neurorehabilitation Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke in Boston, MA. Allison, L. & Rose, D. (1996, September 20-21). Fall prevention in the elderly. Workshop presented at the Ruby Gerontology Center, Fullerton, CA. [This workshop presented again 1997, March, San Jose, CA; 1997, July, Lebanon, NH; 1997, September, San Diego, CA; 1997, October, Joliet, IL; 1997, December, Vail, CO; 1998, March, Phoenix, AZ; 1998, April, Long Beach, CA; 2000, September, Valley Forge, PA] CV_L_Allison Page 7 of 10 November 2003
  • 8. Allison, L. (1996, June 17). Application of motor learning concepts to balance rehabilitation. Lecture presented in the exhibitor demonstration theater at the APTA Annual Scientific Meeting and Exposition in Minneapolis, MN. Rose, D. & Allison, L. (1996, April 16). Fall prevention programs for “at-risk” older adults. Lecture presented in conjunction with the Oregon State University’s Annual Gerontology Conference in Corvallis, OR. Leslie K. Allison Allison, L. (1996, April 15). Evaluation and treatment of patients with head trauma. Lecture presented to UCSF/SFSU PT students, San Francisco, CA. [This lecture presented annually, 1990-1996.] Nashner, L. & Allison, L. (1995, May). Balance rehabilitation: theory and practice. Two-day workshop presented at Kessler Rehabilitation Institute in West Orange, NJ. Nashner, L., Rose, D. & Allison, L. (1995, March). Current trends in elderly fall prevention. Workshop presented to sub-acute care PT’s in Medford, OR. Allison, L. (1994, September). Contemporary management of balance disorders. Workshop presented at the Ruby Gerontology Center, Fullerton, CA. [This workshop also presented in June at the Toronto Rehabilitation Center, Toronto, Ontario.] Allison, L. (1994, March). Balance rehabilitation in patients with hemiplegia. Lecture presented in conjunction with Schwab Hospital’s Annual Stroke Conference in Chicago, IL. Allison, L. (1994, March). Balance evaluation and treatment in neurologic patients. Lecture presented in conjunction with JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute’s “Current Concepts in Balance Disorders” conference in Edison, NJ. Allison, L. & Crook, W. (1993, June). Clinical applications of motor control/learning theory in balance rehabilitation. Lecture presented in conjunction with a day-long course on “Balance” at the APTA’s National Conference in Cincinnati, OH. Allison, L. (1992, December). The use of postural sway biofeedback in balance rehabilitation. Lecture in conjunction with the Colorado Neurological Institute’s annual conference on “Diagnostic and Rehabilitative Aspects of Balance and Movement Disorders” in Englewood, CO. [This lecture also presented at the 1990 and 1991 conferences.] Allison, L. (1992, November). Balance: theory and application. Workshop presented at the Skyline Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. CV_L_Allison Page 8 of 10 November 2003
  • 9. Nashner, L. & Allison, L. (1992, October). Imbalance in the elderly. Lecture presented in conjunction with the APTA CA Chapter’s Annual Conference in Sacramento, CA. Allison, L. (1991, December). Falls in the elderly: intervention. Lecture presented in conjunction with a workshop on “Imbalance in the Elderly: Strategies for Fall Prevention” at UCSF in San Francisco, CA. [This workshop also presented in September in Seattle, WA.] Leslie K. Allison Allison, L. (1990, April). Sensory and motor contributions to balance. In-service presented at Grossmont Hospital in San Diego, CA. Allison, L. (1989, October). Are we ready for direct access? Panel presentation of the Education Forum at the APTA CA Chapter Annual Conference. Allison, L. and Gale, B. (1989, August). Physical mobility and activity. Lecture presented at the Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s Annual conference in San Francisco, CA. Allison, L. (1989, June). Clinical coordinator of clinical education: role and responsibility. Lecture presentation at DeAnza College’s annual clinical education seminar in Cupertino, CA. Allison, L. (1987, May). Stretching and exercise programs for individuals with multiple sclerosis. Lecture to the Multiple Sclerosis Society Support Group of San Mateo, in San Mateo, CA. Allison, L. (1985, October). Heart to heart: exercise and heart disease, (1985, May) Fit not fat: starting an exercise program, (1984, May) Ease into exercise: fitness for women. Lectures presented to the public at Kaiser Permanente’s Health Day at Kaiser Hospital in Redwood City, CA. Allison, L. (1984, October). Helping hands: NDT for physical therapist assistants. Workshop presented in conjunction with the APTA CA Chapter Annual Conference. Allison, L. (1982, May). Humor and laughter as therapeutic communication. Lecture presented to UCSF/SFSU PT students, San Francisco, CA. CV_L_Allison Page 9 of 10 November 2003
  • 10. Leslie K. Allison References John J. Jeka, PhD Fay B. Horak, PhD, PT Associate Professor Senior Scientist Department of Kinesiology Neurological Sciences Institute University of Maryland Oregon Health and Science University College Park, MD 20742-2611 OHSU West Campus, Building 1 301/405-2512 505 NW 185th Avenue jj96@umd.edu Beaverton, OR 97006 503/418-2500 horakf@ohsu.edu Lewis Nashner, ScD Rebecca K. Wojcik, PT, MHPE NeuroCom International, Inc. College of Health Professions, G-179 9570 SE Lawnfield Road Governor’s State University Clackamas, OR 97015 University Park, Illinois 60466-0975 800/767-6744 708/235-2231 lewnashner@onbalance.com r-wojcik@govst.edu CV_L_Allison Page 10 of 10 November 2003