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Inset of cover, Neuroscience for Rehabilitation.

School of Optometry’s Dr. Maryke Neiberg Contributes to Interprofessional Neuroscience Text

  • NOVEMBER 28, 2017

    What do you get when a neuro-anatomist, a physical therapist, and an optometrist collaborate on what they love the most?

    The first neuroanatomy text written specifically for physical therapy students and a truly interprofessional collaboration.

    Neuroscience for Rehabilitation was written by Toni M. Mosconi and Victoria A. Graham, experts in human nervous system development, and includes chapter contributions from Maryke Neiberg O.D., FAAO, an Associate Professor in the School of Optometry and Director of Student Affairs at the Worcester campus of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS). Dr. Neiberg is a residency-trained optometrist and a graduate from The New England College of Optometry. She teaches neuro anatomy and physiology in the optometry program.

    The new publication provides physical therapy students with a thorough understanding of the anatomical localization of brain function and includes interdisciplinary insight from experts in the field. The book is written in accessible language with clinically relevant examples and cases.

    “Our collaboration fostered a healthy dose of respect for the expertise of each of the authors,” said Dr. Neiberg. “While the function of the brain is neatly divided for the purposes of clinical practice, patient outcomes benefit most when knowledge is shared interprofessionally.”

    The text, which was published by McGraw-Hill Education, includes photography featuring students Jillian Price DO ‘18 and Sharilyn Ramirez DO ’18, and is scheduled to hit book shelves in January 2018.

    The School of Optometry at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) offers a four-year, full-time Doctor of Optometry program designed to prepare students with the requisite skills, experience, and confidence to practice and advance as a professional optometrist in a wide variety of clinical settings.