Personal History:My career at the University of Maryland School of Medicine began in the Fall of 1998 as a post-doctoral fellow on an NIH T-32 training grant (Dr. Andrew Goldberg, PI). Career Development Awards (VA and NIH-KO1)subsequently enabled transition to junior faculty status in 2001, after which I collaborated closely with Dr. Richard Macko to develop and maintain the Maryland Exercise and Robotics Center of Excellence(MERCE). After transferring to the Department of Neurology in 2010, I was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, effective 7/1/2011.
Research Interests:My research focuses on the potential for exercise-induced physiological adaptation in neurologically disabled populations. Relatively aggressive rehabilition interventions are applied for the purpose of impacting cardiovascular and metabolic health. Skeletal muscle adaptation is also a major category of inquiry within our MERCE center. I am currently Principal Investigator on two funded VA Merit Awards that contribute to these efforts and complement the larger research portfolio of the MERCE.
Most Recent Publications
Ivey FM, Ryan AS, Hafer-Macko CE, Goldberg AP, Macko RF. 2007 Treadmill aerobic training improves glucose tolerance and indices of insulin sensitivity in disabled stroke survivors: A preliminary report. Stroke; 38(10):2752-8
Ivey FM, Hafer-Macko CE, Macko RF. 2008 Exercise training for cardio-metabolic adaptation after stroke. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 28(1): 2-11.
Hafer-Macko CE, Ryan AS, Ivey FM, Macko RF. 2008 Skeletal muscle changes after hemiparetic stroke and potential beneficial effects of exercise intervention strategies. J Rehab Res Dev;45(2):261-72
Ivey FM, Hafer-Macko CE, Macko RF. 2008 Task-Oriented Treadmill Aerobic Exercise in Chronic Stroke. J Rehab Res Dev; 45(2):249-60
Luft AR, Macko RF, Forrester LW, Villagra F, Ivey FM, Sorkin JD, Whitall J, McCombe-Waller S, Katzel L, Goldberg AP, Hanley DF, 2008. Treadmill Exercise Activates Subcortical Neural Networks and Improves Walking After Stroke. A Randomized Controlled Trial. Stroke Dec;39(12):3341-50.
Prior SJ, McKenzie M.J, Joseph LJ, Ivey FM, Macko RF, Hafer-Macko CE, Ryan AS, 2009. Reduced skeletal muscle capillarization and glucose intolerance. Microcirculation. Apr;16(3):203-12
Ryan AS, Macko RF, Peters M, Ivey FM, Joseph LJ, Hafer-Macko CE, 2009. Plasma adiponectin levels are associated with insulin sensitivity in stroke survivors. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2009 May-Jun;18(3):214-20.
Ivey FM, Hafer-Macko CE, Ryan AS, Macko RF, 2010. Impaired leg vasodilatory function after stroke: Adaptations with treadmill exercise training. Stroke 2010: Dec; 41(12):2913-7.
Ryan, AS, Ivey FM, Prior SJ, Li G, Hafer-Macko, CE, 2011. Skeletal muscle hypertrophy and muscle myostatin reduction after resistive training in stroke survivors. Stroke 2011: Feb; 42(2):416-20.
Ivey FM, Ryan AS, Hafer-Macko CE, Macko RF, 2011. Improved cerebral vasomotor reactivity after exercise training in hemiparetic stroke survivors. Stroke 2011: Jul; 42(7): 1994-2000.
Katzel LI, Sorkin JD, Macko RF, Smith B, Ivey FM, Shulman LM, 2011. Repeatability of aerobic capacity measurements in Parkinson Disease. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2011: May 20 [Epub ahead of print]
Billinger SA, Coughenour E, Mackay-Lyons MJ, Ivey FM, 2012. Reduced Cardiorespiratory Fitness After Stroke: Biological Consequences and Exercise-Induced Adaptations. Stroke Research and Treatment, 2012:959120 (in press) Epub 2011 Aug 14.
Katzel LI, Ivey FM, Sorkin JD, Macko RF, Smith B, Shulman LM, 2012. Impaired economy of gait and decreased six minute walk distance in Parkinson's Disease. Parkinson's Disease, 2012:241754 (in press). Epub 2011 Sep 12.
Ivey FM, Katzel LI, Sorkin JD, Macko RF, Shulman LM, 2012. The Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale as a Predictor of Peak Aerobic Capacity and Ambulatory Function. JRRD 2012 (in press).
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