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Valerie Block, PT

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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    Hillcrest Secondary School, KenyaO-Level 06/1998Baccalaureate
    Marlborough College, United KingdomA-Level06/2000Pre-University
    University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom BSc06/2004Veterinary Pathology – Equine Science
    Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain PT06/2008Physical Therapy
    University of California, San Francisco / San Francisco State University, USADPTSc12/2016Doctorate of Physical Therapy Science – emphasis on multiple sclerosis
    University of California, San Francisco, USAPost-Doctoral researcherMultiple Sclerosis
    University of California, San Francisco02/2020Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (FCMSC) and the International Organization of MS 2013Scholarship for Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Fellowship
    ACTRIMS2014Student scholarship for CMSC Annual meeting. Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC)
    UCSF/SFSU2016Graduate Student Award for Distinguished Achievement
    International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis2016  - 2018Top 5 abstract by a Trainee Award

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    Incorporating Continuous Daily Assessment of Remote Step Count Monitoring with Quantitative Spinal Cord and Brain MRI to Improve Characterization of MS-related Disability
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society FG-1707-28624Jul 1, 2018
    Role: Fellow. (Mentors: Drs Bruce Cree and Roland Henry)

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    1. Block VJ, Zhao C, Hollenbach JA, Olgin JE, Marcus GM, Pletcher MJ, Henry R, Gelfand JM, Cree BA. Validation of a consumer-grade activity monitor for continuous daily activity monitoring in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler J Exp Transl Clin. 2019 Oct-Dec; 5(4):2055217319888660. PMID: 31803492.
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    2. Widener GL, Conley N, Whiteford S, Gee J, Harrell A, Gibson-Horn C, Block V, Allen DD. Changes in standing stability with balance-based torso-weighting with cerebellar ataxia: A pilot study. Physiother Res Int. 2020 Jan; 25(1):e1814. PMID: 31749254.
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    3. Block VJ, Bove R, Zhao C, Garcha P, Graves J, Romeo AR, Green AJ, Allen DD, Hollenbach JA, Olgin JE, Marcus GM, Pletcher MJ, Cree BAC, Gelfand JM. Association of Continuous Assessment of Step Count by Remote Monitoring With Disability Progression Among Adults With Multiple Sclerosis. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 03 01; 2(3):e190570. PMID: 30874777.
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    4. Block VJ, Lizée A, Crabtree-Hartman E, Bevan CJ, Graves JS, Bove R, Green AJ, Nourbakhsh B, Tremblay M, Gourraud PA, Ng MY, Pletcher MJ, Olgin JE, Marcus GM, Allen DD, Cree BA, Gelfand JM. Continuous daily assessment of multiple sclerosis disability using remote step count monitoring. J Neurol. 2017 Feb; 264(2):316-326. PMID: 27896433.
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    5. Block VA, Pitsch E, Tahir P, Cree BA, Allen DD, Gelfand JM. Remote Physical Activity Monitoring in Neurological Disease: A Systematic Review. PLoS One. 2016; 11(4):e0154335. PMID: 27124611.
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    6. Block V, Rivera M, Melnick M, Allen DD. Do Physical Therapy Interventions Affect Urinary Incontinence and Quality of Life in People with Multiple Sclerosis?: An Evidence-Based Review. Int J MS Care. 2015 Jul-Aug; 17(4):172-80. PMID: 26300703.
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