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Applied Research in Muscular Simulation

Elizabeth Jordan

Elizabeth Mayland, MS OTR/L CHT

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Northwestern University
345 E Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Phone: (312)-238 1416


Scientific Education

Indiana University. BA, 1996,English and Psychology
University of Illinois at Chicago. MS, 2000, Occupational Therapy

Postions and Employment

2007-present: Research Therapist, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
2002-present: Senior Occupational Therapist, Loyola University Medical Center
1998-2000: Staff Occupational Therapist, Westlake Hospital

Advanced Certifications

2006: Certified Hand Therapist
2002: Certified in Manual Lymph Drainage/Complete Decongestive Therapy


2004: Recipient, LUMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Travel Grant
2000: Beatrice D. Wade Awar d of Clinical Excellence, UIC Dept. of Occupational Therapy
1998-2000: Recipient,OccuTech grant for advanced training in assistive technology.

Selected Publications

  1. Jordan EC, Bednar MS, Ozelie R, Chen D. Changes in attitudes toward upper extr emity reconstructionin tetraplegia following video education. Proceedings from the International Meeting on Upper Limb in Tetraplegia 2007. (Abstract #105)
  2. Bednar MS, Jordan EC. Anomalies of the brachioradialis muscle: its significance in tetraplegic surgery. Proceedings from the International Meeting on Upper Limb in Tetraplegia 2007. (Abstract #115)
  3. Jordan EC, Bednar MS. Upper Extremity Tendon Transfers in a Tetraplegic Population. Loyola Orthopaedic Journal. Volume XIII, pp. 5-22, 2004.
  4. Poepping TP, Bednar MS, Sartori M, Patwardhan AG, Jordan EC, Light TR. A Biomechanical Comparison of the Pulvertaft Tendon Weave Versus a Modified Pulvertaft Weave for Use in TendonTransfers in the Forearm and Wrist. Journal of Hand Surgery (in review). .

Research Support

Indiana Hand Center Foundation for Hand Research and Education
Biomechanical Modeling of Tendon Transfer in Tetraplegia
This multi-center study aims to demonstrate the significance of surgical attachment length for post-operative muscle function following tendon transfer. This study will exploit existing variability in surgical approach among 7 surgeons to test if surgical technique is influencing outcomes. There is no overlap with the current R21 application.
Role: Co-Investigator and Producer/Author of Video (PI: Michael Bednar, M.D.)


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