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Bennett Honored for Multidisciplinary MS Research

By Lois Baker

Release Date: August 24, 2010

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Susan E. Bennett has been honored for her multidisciplinary work in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Susan E. Bennett, EdD, University at Buffalo clinical associate professor of rehabilitation science and neurology, received the Labe Scheinberg Award for her research presentation on multiple sclerosis at the Consortium of MS Centers' annual meeting held recently in San Antonio, Texas.

The Labe Scheinberg Award recognizes the best work presented at the meeting in the field of neuro-rehabilitation in MS, and highlights the multidisciplinary approach of MS professionals.

Scheinberg was one of the earliest advocates for bringing together professionals from many disciplines to address the disease.

Bennett's presentation was titled "The Validity, Reliability and Sensitivity of Three Gait Measures in Multiple Sclerosis."

Bennett directs the MS Comprehensive Care Center at UB's Jacobs Neurological Institute/Department of Neurology located in Kaleida Health's Buffalo General Hospital. She also has conducted the wellness program at DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda, N.Y., for 18 years.

In 2008, Bennett received an award from the Foundation of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers to establish and direct their national fellowship program for MS rehabilitation professionals. The consortium is a professional organization for multiple sclerosis health care providers and researchers in North America.