Release Date: 04/03/2013
He is also honored for his research on swallowing disorders at scientific society meeting
Jeffrey B. Palmer, M.D., director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was recently appointed editor-in-chief of a new scientific journal, Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports. The quarterly publication offers invited review reports and articles on topics of major importance to the field of rehabilitation medicine, including the treatment of stroke, musculoskeletal disorders and swallowing disorders, as well as interventional pain management and amputee, pediatric, spinal cord and traumatic brain rehabilitation. The first issue was published in March 2013.
Palmer says he is working with the publication’s distinguished international editorial board to ensure that the content is timely, and aligned with the publication’s mission to keep physicians aware of current and relevant science and clinical practice.
An expert on swallowing disorders who has spent most of his career at Johns Hopkins, Palmer was recently given an award for the best oral presentation—on dynamic computed tomography (CT) of swallowing—by the Dysphagia Research Society. Palmer was the senior author of the study that demonstrated the use of CT scans to examine the effects of aging on swallowing.
Palmer joined Johns Hopkins almost 30 years ago as an assistant professor in the department he now directs, and has developed an interest in both patient care and research. He is the author of more than 100 scientific publications and has given more than 100 scientific presentations on dysphagia, or difficulty in swallowing, a condition that affects millions worldwide. He is the co-author of books on living with spinal cord injury, and on sustaining and strengthening marriage and other relationships after stroke.