- November 2020 – Big congratulations to doctoral students Clayton Swanson and Tyler Whittier as both successfully proposed their dissertation projects!
- July 2020 – Master’s student Victoria Bandera and doctoral student Clayton Swanson were selected to receive two of the five trainee abstract awards for the 10th Annual International Symposium on Gait & Balance in Multiple Sclerosis
- July 2020 – The SNL is excited to begin a 5-year project investigating the neural mechanisms of split-belt treadmill training in people with MS. This work is funded by a National MS Society Harry Weaver Neuroscience Award
- May 2020 – Congratulations to Dr. Sutton Richmond for completing his doctoral work and receiving the American Kinesiology Association’s 2020 National Graduate Student Writing Award!
- April 2020 – Congratulations to Neuroscience senior Honor’s student Allison Hare for receiving “Highest Honors” at CSU’s 2020 Annual Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase for her project “One step at a time – the nervous system’s Bayesian approach to sensory uncertainty”
- November 2019 – Congratulations to SNL master’s student Arianna Odom. Ari received one of three College of Health and Human Sciences Awards for Excellence in Research and Scholarship at the 2019 CSU Graduate Student Showcase for her work investigating the cerebellar neuroanatomical correlates of sensory reweighting impairment in multiple sclerosis. Way to go Ari!!
- September 2019 – The SNL is participating in MuckFest Denver in 2019. To help support the mission of the National MS Society and provide crucial research funding, please join our team and/or donate to an amazing cause.
- July 2019 – Doctoral student Tyler Whittier and master’s student Arianna Odom were selected to receive two of the five trainee abstract awards for the Ninth Annual International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis.
- June 2019 – Congratulations to master’s student Moriah Hanson for receiving the Columbine Health Systems Scholarship for 2019-2020!
- June 2019 – Congratulations to master’s student Arianna Odom for receiving the Colorado Graduate Grant for 2019-2020
- April 2019 – SNL doctoral student Clayton Swanson received Honorable Mention for the 2019 American Kinesiology Association National Graduate Student Writing Award.
- March 2019 – SNL doctoral student Clayton Swanson has been named a VPR Graduate Fellow for 2019-20. Congratulations on this distinguished honor Clay!
- February 2019 – Abstract submission is officially open for the Ninth Annual International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis. CSU will be co-hosting the conference in Denver this year.
- January 2019 – The SNL is participating in MuckFest Denver in 2019 to help support the mission of the National MS Society and provide crucial research funding. Please join our team or donate to an amazing cause.
- October 2018 – Andrew Monaghan successfully defended his Master’s thesis “The effects of footwear cushioning on walking performance in females with multiple sclerosis” and he will be graduating this December. Congratulations Andrew!
- May 2018 – Andrew Monaghan, Sutton Richmond, and Clayton Swanson all presented their on-going research at the 2018 Annual Meeting for the Society for the Neural Control of Movement.
- April 2018 – Stephanie Yassa was awarded High Honors for her presentation at the CSU Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase. Congratulations Steph!
- April 2018 – Andrew Monaghan was selected for the Best Master’s Student Poster Award at the Rocky Mountain American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting in Estes Park, CO.
- January 2018 – Dr. Fling and the SNL were recently awarded a Pilot Grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society titled: “Interhemispheric communication in MS: implications for balance and mobility”.
- November 2017 – Dr. Fling was a featured speaker at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Leadership Conference on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.
- November 2017 – Doctoral candidate Sutton Richmond presented a recently completed project “Leveling the Playing Field: Evaluation of a Portable Instrument for Quantifying Balance Performance” at the Colorado State University Graduate Student Showcase.
- November 2017 – Master’s student Clayton Swanson presented his on-going work “Associations Between Motor Cortex Inhibition & Gait Variability” at the Colorado State University Graduate Student Showcase.
- October 2017 – The SNL’s work investigating the neural control of gait and balance in people with multiple sclerosis was recently featured by the College of Health and Human Sciences. https://chhs.source.colostate.edu/gaitway-rehab-csu-researcher-studying-ms-brain/
- September 2017 – The SNL was recently awarded a 3-year David Mahoney Neuroimaging Grant from the Dana Foundation to support our work investigating how the two sides of the brain communicate to control walking and balance in people with multiple sclerosis.
- September 2017 – Dr. Fling presented recent research from the SNL in his talk “Assessing neuroplasticity via neuroimaging with magnetic resonance imaging and transcranial stimulation” at the International Symposium on Gait & Balance in Multiple Sclerosis in Portland, OR.
- June 2017 – The SNL is excited to welcome new Doctoral student Tyler Whittier, and new Master’s students Brady Butler and Andrew Monaghan to the lab this summer!
- June 2017 – Dr. Fling presented recent research from the SNL and our collaborators in his talk “Structural and functional connectivity underlying assistive device training-related mobility improvements in people with MS” at the International Society for Posture and Gait Research’s annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
- June 2017 – Dr. Fling presented recent research from the SNL and our collaborators in his talk “Locomotion in the scanner: Understanding how you move by imaging your brain while you don’t” at the International Society for Posture and Gait Research’s annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
- June 2017 – The lab also presented work at ISPGR from our on-going collaborations with Dr. Rudroff from CSU and with researchers at Oregon Health & Science University including the following posters:
“Associations between leg strength asymmetry and mobility impairment in multiple sclerosis: a case for tDCS?”
“Gait asymmetry in people with Parkinson’s disease is linked to reduced integrity of callosal sensorimotor regions”
- Feb. 3, 2017 – Please join us for an Open House at the lab on Friday, Feb. 3 from 1-3 p.m. in the B-wing of Moby. Come test your balance and get your brain zapped (if you dare!).
- November 2016 – The SNL has just returned from the annual meeting for the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and the American Society for Neurorehabilitation (ASNR) in San Diego. Dr. Fling gave a presentation at ASNR titled: “Cognitively challenging exercise to induce neural plasticity in Parkinson’s disease.
- November 2016 – The lab also presented work at both meetings from our on-going collaborations with researchers at Oregon Health & Science University including the following posters:
Deficits in automatic postural responses are related to cerebellar involvement in people with multiple sclerosis”
“Effects of cholinergic tone on gait and cognition in Parkinson’s disease”
“Callosal integrity and dynamic stability of gait in people with parkinsonism”