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Wen Liu

In this Q&A, learn about Dr. Wen Liu's background, his research areas and what brought him to KU Medical Center.

Portrait of Wen Liu
Associate Professor
Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science and Athletic Training

Dr. Wen Liu is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science and Athletic Training at KU Medical Center. He received his bachelor’s degree in science and engineering at Nanchang University and his master’s degree in mechanical engineering at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in China. Dr. Liu earned his doctorate in biomedical engineering at Drexel University. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Calgary in Canada and a research associate at Boston University before joining the faculty at KU Medical Center. His research areas include motor learning, postural control and gait disorders in individuals with neurological disorders such as stroke. Dr. Liu has been awarded research grants from the NIH, NSF, American Heart Association and other funding agencies.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Jiangxi Province in China.

What made you want to come to KU Medical Center?
I’ve always wanted to work in higher education and continue to do research. KU Medical Center provides me that opportunity.

What are some of your hobbies?
I like to walk as my routine exercise. I play basketball once a week and practice qigong exercise regularly. 

How does the Asian American and Pacific Islander Month theme “A Celebration and Reflection of Asian American Pacific Islander Culture and Contributions” resonate with you?
We all do our best to contribute to the society wherever we live and all of us, no matter where we come from or what our skin color is, deserve a celebration of our cultures.

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