Faculty Highlights and Awards in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

February 12, 2021

The UPMC Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is proud to showcase a few key faculty highlights, awards, and publications for the month of February. The updates, including links to brief biographies and publications, are included below.

Lee Fisher, PhD, was selected to present for the University of Pittsburgh’s 2021 Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar series. He was also selected for the NANS 2021 Kumar New Investigator Award.

Michael Boninger, MD, and co-authors published a report with a committee from the National Academics of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine titled, “An Assessment of Illness in US Government Employees and Their Families at Overseas Embassies.”

Christopher Standaert, MD, was named one of the top reviewers for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

Michael Munin, MD, and Gina McKernan, PhD, received best abstract at the International Neurotoxin Association meeting in January for their co-authored piece, “Reliability and validity of the modified Heckmatt scale in evaluating muscle changes with ultrasound in spasticity.”

Tina Paul, PsyD, accepted a position as a board member for the American Board of Professional Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology Specialty.

Jessica Jarvis, PhD, received the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine research award at the World Federation Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies Congress.

Amit Sinha, MD, was named Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Jason Edinger, DO, was named Program Director for the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.