NANS Annual Meeting 2024Jan 30, 2024
We had a very successful NANS24 conference this year. TelkesLab presented 4 oral abstracts in chronic pain biomarkers and machine learning topics. Kudos to students Tomas Swickley, Stacey Tevelev, Jay Gopal, Krishna Sandeep Kumar Vanga, and Harshal Sanghvi, Ph.D. Many thanks to Julie Pilitsis, Marisa Valletta, our collaborators, organizers, and abstract reviewers. See you all next year at NANS25![NANS 2024]
ASRA President’s Choice abstractNov 10, 2023
Our study below was selected a highlighted President’s Choice abstract at the 22nd Annual Meeting of American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA) and Pain Medicine.
Deepak Berwal, Alejandra Quintero, Ilknur Telkes, Marisa DiMarzio, Tessa Harland, Steven Paniccioli, Yohannes Iyassu, John Dalfino, Bryan McLaughlin, Julie Pilitsis. A Prospective Evaluation of Selectivity in a High-Resolution Spinal Cord Stimulation Paddle (Abstract 4928). ASRA and Pain Medicine, November 10-11, 2023, New Orleans, LA.
Investigation of brain signals for better understanding chronic pain in adults with Alzheimer’s diseaseNov 07, 2023
Congratulations to the research team of the Alzheimer’s disease (AD) project! We welcomed our first participant today and recorded our first multi-modality data. Chronic pain remains mostly untreated in those with AD, mainly due to their limited capacity to report pain verbally. Our goal is to use wearable EEG with eye tracking and facilitate development of objective tools that can be used for chronic pain assessment and improve the quality of life of people with AD.
Fall 2023 FAU Neuroscience Seminar SeriesOct 24, 2023
I had the privilege of hosting Dr. Nuri Ince, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic Rochester, as a guest speaker at the FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Neuroscience Seminar Series. Dr. Ince talked about identification of neurobiomarkers for the optimization of Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s disease.
Presenting at CNS Annual MeetingSep 12, 2023
Jay Gopal, an affiliate at Telkes lab, presented his study entitled “Comparison of Intraoperative Neural Changes during Tonic vs. High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation in Chronic Pain Patients” at the 2023 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. This work brings us closer to a fundamental understanding of chronic pain and how spinal cord stimulation modulates the brain.
2023 Top Pain Paper of the Year AwardSep 11, 2023
Our paper entitled “High-Resolution Spinal Motor Mapping Using Thoracic Spinal Cord Stimulation in Patients with Chronic Pain” was selected as the 2023 Top Pain Paper of the Year by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). I had the honor of presenting this work at the 2023 CNS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2023, during the Section on Pain Session.[High-resolution Motor Mapping]
Winning the COECS/I-SENSE Seed Funding CompetitionAug 09, 2023
Our proposal, titled “Feasibility of Objective Pain Assessment Using Multimodal Sensing Signals in Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease,” was selected for FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science and I-SENSE Joint Seed Funding. Chronic pain often goes untreated due to the lack of precise measures—relying only on self-reported assessments. With this study, we aim to investigate functional use of multi-modality signals for measuring pain in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
FAU Health Network features our PD researchJun 08, 2023
“Did you know that Parkinson’s affects 1 in 500 people? It’s time to rewrite the narrative of Parkinson’s disease! At FAU Health Network, we’re on a mission to find a cure. Meet Dr. Ilknur Telkes, the brilliant engineer-scientist at FAU College of Medicine, who is leading groundbreaking research in Parkinson’s disease and deep brain stimulation. Her dedication and innovative work aim to optimize treatment strategies and pave the way for personalized tremor treatments. Let’s give a shout-out to amazing researchers like Dr. Telkes who are shaping the future of Parkinson’s care!”[FAU Health]
Telkes lab opens its doorsMay 22, 2023
Telkes Lab is opening its doors officially today. We are so excited to welcome our new lab members and grow together while developing new technologies to improve patients’ life.
Dr. Telkes featured on MASTERMINDS MagazineApr 29, 2023
The FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute (SNBI) MASTERMINDS Magazine featured Dr. Telkes and her ongoing research in chronic pain field in its recent edition.[Article]
Presenting at AANS Annual MeetingApr 21, 2023
Shelby Sabourin, an affiliate at Telkes lab, presented the team’s poster entitled “Spatial Mapping in Basal Ganglia using Phase-Amplitude Coupling” at the 2023 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Meeting, Los Angeles.[Presentation]
Dr. Telkes featured on The NeuroCareers Podcast SeriesMar 19, 2023
Dr. Telkes joined the NeuroCareers Podcast Series as the guest of Dr. Milena Korostenskaja, Institute of Neuroapproaches and talked about the cutting-edge field of neuromodulation and neuroengineering for chronic pain treatment.[Podcast]
Invitation to Judge at the M.D. Research and Scholarship DayFeb 24, 2023
Dr. Telkes served as a Judge at the FAU Schmidt College of Medicine Medical Student Research and Scholarship Day. The annual Medical Student Research and Scholarship Day is an opportunity for the FAU Schmidt College of Medicine community to learn about the research and scholarly projects conducted by medical students.
Attending the FAU Teaching Academy Faculty Development ProgramFeb 03, 2023
Dr. Telkes attended the sessions of “Improving Inclusive Teaching and Assessing, Diagnosing” and “Teaching Struggling Learners” organized by FAU COM Teaching Academy.
FAU Biomedical Research & Technology Developments WorkshopJan 26, 2023
Dr. Telkes served on the organizing committee of the “FAU Biomedical Research and Technology Developments Workshop.” The workshop was a day of exploration, learning, and collaboration for our community! Our FAU experts from the Schmidt College of Medicine and College of Engineering and Computer Science provided an opportunity to closely discuss biomedical and technology research breaking points during the roundtable sessions.[Photos]
Talking at NANS 2023 Brain Session-3Jan 14, 2023
Dr. Telkes presented the abstract entitled “Identification of Resting-State EEG Markers in Patients with Chronic Pain Before Spinal Cord Stimulation Surgery” at the 26th NANS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV.[Twitter post]
NANS 2023 Krishna Kumar Young Investigator Award Winner!Jan 13, 2023
Dr. Telkes has been awarded the prestigious 2023 Kumar Young Investigator Award for the submitted manuscript, “High-resolution Spinal Motor Mapping using Thoracic Spinal Cord Stimulation in Patients with Chronic Pain” by the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS). Dr. Telkes presented her manuscript at the Plenary Session 2 at the 2023 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV.[LinkedIn post]
Pilitsis Lab ReunionJan 13, 2023
The current and former members of the Pilitsis lab came together at the NANS 2023 Annual Meeting.
Talking at NANS 2023 Brain Session-2Jan 13, 2023
Dr. Telkes presented the abstract entitled “Comparing Postoperative Spectral Features During Clinically Optimized Spinal Cord Stimulation in Two Representative Patients: Responder vs Non-Responder” at the 26th NANS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV.[Twitter post]
Transcend Tomorrow: FAU the Campaign LaunchDec 07, 2022
Dr. Telkes together with Drs. Deepak Berwal and Tessa Harland from Pilitsis Lab gave a demonstration on wearable EEG setups and functional use of the electrophysical recordings in deep brain stimulation (DBS) treatment in Parkinson’s disease to support the FAU Health- collaborative endeavor brings together several of the University’s health, research and social science programs to create a dynamic and formidable force to solve tomorrow’s challenges today.[Article]
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