Jacqueline Montes, PT, EdD, NCS, of Columbia University, has been awarded a 5 year Mentored Research Scientist Award, for Medical Rehabilitation Research, by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), which is a part of the National Institute of Health (NIH).
Dr. Montes' research is designed to assess oxygyen consumption, estimate oxidative capacity of specific muscle groups during exercise, and describe body composition to better understand exercise capacity and mitochondrial function in ambulatory Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) patients.
This new knowledge on the oxidative capacity of individual muscle groups in SMA patients would permit targeted therapies and direct guidelines for exercise.
Dr. Jacqueline Montes, PT, EdD, NCS, is an assistant professor of Clinical Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (in Neurology) at the Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine and Department of Neurology. Dr. Montes is also a member of the SMA Clinical Research Center at Columbia University.