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Read about some of our research team's recent presentations and media appearances.

2022 Updates

An article in Physician’s Weekly highlights some of the work from the Mobility and Falls Lab. For a paper published in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Tobia Zanotto, Ph.D., Jacob J. Sosnoff, Ph.D., and colleagues aimed to explore the association between frailty and history of falls among people with multiple sclerosis. Read the article

2021 Updates

Tobia Zanotto received a Top 10 Talk award for his presentation at the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) Congress held in September 2021. His talk, based on his dissertation, was titled “Screening Tools to Expedite Assessment of Frailty in People Receiving Haemodialysis: A Diagnostic Accuracy Study."

Jacob Sosnoff was awarded a two-year grant from the National Institute of Health to explore the safety and feasibility of safe fall training in older adults at risk of falls. Learn more about the project. 

Zanotto published a manuscript in Brain Sciences, an international, peer-reviewed journal, examining the ability of individuals with multiple sclerosis to predict their walking ability. View the full text online. 

Sosnoff was a special guest on the SiriusXM program Doctor Radio to discuss falling without being injured.

In the midst of the Tokyo Olympics, Sosnoff spoke with the New York Times about how to fall without being injured.

Sosnoff presented at the 2021 International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement, held virtually in June. His talk was titled “Smartphones for Community-based Fall Risk Assessment."

Sosnoff discussed Apple’s interest in measuring fall risk in the Verge.

2020 Updates

Jacob Sosnoff was recognized as a world expert on accidental falls by Expertscape's PubMed-based algorithms. He is in the top 0.1% of scholars writing about accidental falls over the past 10 years.

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