Michele A. Lobo - University of Delaware

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Michele A. Lobo
337 Wallace Drive, Newark, DE 19711
302-547-8233 (mobile)
[email protected]
Education
The University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomechanics & Movement Science
Major advisor: James C. (Cole) Galloway, Ph.D., PT
Degree conferred summa cum laude in July 2006
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Masters of Physical Therapy
Focus Area: Pediatric Rehabilitation
Degree conferred magna cum laude in May 1997
The College of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor in Psychology
Degree conferred summa cum laude in May 1994
Professional Experience
The University of Delaware, Department of Physical Therapy, Newark, DE
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Motor Behavior Lab, 2007-present
Research Scientist, Motor Behavior Lab, 2006-2007
Instructor, Pediatric Physical Therapy Course, 2004-present
Per Diem Physical Therapist & Clinical Instructor, Physical Therapy Pediatric Clinic &
Neurologic & Older Adult Clinic, 2006-present
Teaching Assistant, Soft Tissue Treatment Techniques & Neurorehabilitation Course,
2002
Austill’s Rehabilitation Services, Inc., Exton, PA
Pediatric Physical Therapist, 1998-2000, 2006-2008
Early Intervention & School-based Evaluation & Intervention in Delaware, Montgomery,
& Chester Counties
Pediatric Therapeutic Services, Inc., PA
Pediatric Physical Therapist, 2002-2003
School-based Intervention in Pennsylvania & Delaware
The University of Delaware, Department of Biological Sciences, Newark, DE
Teaching Assistant, Anatomy & Physiology, 2000-2001
Teaching Assistant, Biology I, 2000-2001
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St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Physical Therapist, 1997-1998
Out-patient & in-patient evaluation & intervention services
Neuro-myopathy clinic consultant
Seating clinic assessments
Burlington County College, Pemberton, NJ
Adjunct Faculty, Anatomy & Physiology, 1997
Adjunct Faculty, Microbiology, 1996
Publications
Lobo, M.A. & Galloway, J.C. (in preparation). Variations in object exploration behavior in 2- to
5-month old infants who received social, postural, or object-oriented experiences. Infant
Behavior & Development.
Lobo, M.A. & Galloway, J.C. (2008, in press). Postural and object-oriented experiences advance
early reaching, object exploration, and means-end behavior. Child Development.
Heathcock, J.C., Lobo, M.A., & Galloway, J.C. (2008). Movement training advances the
emergence of reaching in infants born at <33 weeks gestational age: A randomized clinical trial.
Physical Therapy, 88 (3), 310-322.
Heathcock, J.C., Bhat, A.N., Lobo, M.A., & Galloway, J.C. (2005). The relative kicking
frequency of infants born full-term and preterm during learning and short-term and long-term
memory periods of the mobile paradigm. Physical Therapy, 85(1), 8-18.
Lobo, M.A., Galloway, J.C., Savelsbergh, G.J.P. (2004). General & task-related experiences
affect early object interaction. Child Development, 75(4), 1268-1281.
Heathcock, J.C., Bhat, A.N., Lobo, M.A., & Galloway, J.C. (2004). The performance of infants
born preterm and full-term in the mobile paradigm: Learning and memory. Physical Therapy,
84(9), 808-821.
Peer-reviewed Abstracts & Presentations
Lobo, M.A., Galloway, J.C. (2008). Postural & object-oriented experiences advance early
reaching, object exploration, and means-end behavior. International Conference on Infant
Studies.
Lobo, M.A., Galloway, J.C. (2006). Postural & task-related experiences advance infants’
abilities to contact & explore objects. International Conference on Infant Studies.
Lobo, M. A., Galloway, J. C. (2005). Effects of social, postural, & task-related experiences on
infants’ abilities to contact & explore objects. Society for Neuroscience 35th Annual Meeting.
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Galloway, J. C., Lobo, M. A., Bhat, A. (2005). Symposium: The emergence of purposeful
control in early infancy: Appreciating Esther Thelen. NASPSPA Annual Conference.
Lobo, M.A., Galloway, J.C. (2005). Effects of social, postural, and task-related experiences on
infants’ abilities to contact & explore objects. Motor Development & Learning In Infancy II.
Lobo, M.A., Galloway, J.C., Savelsbergh, G.J.P. (2005). General & task-related experiences
affect early object interaction. Motor Development & Learning In Infancy II.
Lobo, M.A., Galloway, J.C., Savelsbergh, G.J.P. (2004). General & task-related experiences
affect early object interaction. International Conference on Infant Studies.
Bhat, A., Heathcock, J., Lobo, M., Galloway, J.C. (2004). Spatio-temporal patterns of early arm
movements. International Conference on Infant Studies.
Galloway, J.C., Bhat, A., Heathcock, J., Manal, K., Lobo, M. A. (2003). Shoulder and elbow
dynamics during vertical arm movements of various directions and speeds. Physical Therapy
2003: Annual Conference & Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Lobo, M.A., Galloway, J.C., Savelsbergh, G.J.P. (2003). General v. specific movement training
of hand and foot reaching in infants. Physical Therapy 2003: Annual Conference & Exposition of
the American Physical Therapy Association.
Lobo, M.A., Galloway, J.C., Savelsbergh, G.J.P. (2003). Task-specific and Generalized
Movement Training Affects the Development of Reaching in Infants. NASPSPA Annual
Conference.
Heathcock, J., Bhat, A., Lobo, M.A., Galloway, J.C. (2003). Learning in full-term and pre-term
infants: Implications for intervention with ‘prefunctional’ infants. American Physical Therapy
Association Combined Sections Meeting.
Galloway, J.C., Heathcock, J., Bhat, A., Lobo, M.A. (2002). Feet reaching: The interaction of
experience and ability in full-term infants. NASPSPA Annual Conference.
Galloway, J.C., Heathcock, J., Bhat, A., Lobo, M.A. (2002). Development of object exploration
with hands and feet in preterm infants. NASPSPA Annual Conference (motor control and motor
development society).
Galloway J.C., Bhat A, Heathcock J, Manal K, Lobo M.A. (2002). Shoulder and elbow dynamics
during vertical arm movements of various directions and speeds: Implications for infant
development and patients with neurologic disorders. American Physical Therapy Association
Annual Conference.
Galloway, JC., Heathcock, J., Bhat, A., Lobo, M. (2002). Feet reaching in young infants: the
interaction of experience and ability. International Conference on Infant Studies.
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Galloway, J.C., Bhat, A., Heathcock, J., Manal, K., Lobo, M.A. (2001). Shoulder and elbow
dynamics during vertical arm movements of various directions and speeds: implications for
development. Society for Neuroscience.
Invited Presentations
“Designing & Writing Effective Specially-Designed Instructions: An Important Part of Early
Intervention & School-based Pediatric Therapeutic Services.” Austill’s Rehabilitation
Continuing Education Workshop, Exton, PA, 2 continuing education contact hours for
occupational & physical therapists, April 2008.
“Roles & Practices of Physical & Occupational Therapists in Early Intervention.” Invited lecture
in the Individual & Family Studies Department Course IFST: 435: Early Childhood Special
Education April 2008.
Honor and Awards
Lolas E. Halverson Young Investigator Award from The Motor Development & Learning
Academy Committee of the National Association for Sport & Physical Education, 2008
Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award, American Physical Therapy Association,
2006
University of Delaware Dissertation Fellowship Award, 2005-2006
Promotion of Doctoral Studies II Award, Foundation for Physical Therapy, 2004-2005
University Graduate Fellows Award, The University of Delaware, 2004-2005
American Physical Therapy Association, Pediatric Section Clinical Research Award 2003-2004
Competitive Fellowship Award, The University of Delaware, 2003-2004
Promotion of Doctoral Studies II Award, Foundation for Physical Therapy, 2003-2004
Promotion of Doctoral Studies I Award, Foundation for Physical Therapy, 2002-2003
McMillan Doctoral Scholarship, American Physical Therapy Association, 2000-2001
Wyeth-Ayerst Junior Award in Biology, 1994
Annie F. Stout Scholarship for Study in Biology, 1994
Phi Kappa Phi National Interdisciplinary Honor Society, Inducted 1993
Tri Beta Biological Honor Society , Inducted 1993
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Psi Chi Psychological Honor Society, Inducted 1993
Service
Manuscript Reviewer: Pediatric Physical Therapy Journal, 2007-present
Manuscript Reviewer: Developmental Science, 2008-present
Manuscript Reviewer: Behavior Research Methods, 2006-present
Participant: The APTA Section on Pediatrics Research Summit II on Early Intervention for
Children with or at Risk for Physical Disabilities, 2007
Graduate Student Representative: Graduate Program in Biomechanics & Movement Science,
The University of Delaware, 2002-2003
Professional Memberships/Certifications
Licensed Physical Therapist, 1997-present
Member: American Physical Therapy Association, 1996-present
Member: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance & National
Association for Sport & Physical Education, 2005-present
Special Communication Skills
Basic fluency in Spanish
Basic fluency in English Sign Language
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