Our team

Our team

Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff, Ph.D., RN, FGSA

Associate Professor
Senior Nurse Researcher
Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems; Department of Neurology


1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3063
Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-3340
Email: iaboff@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

I have taught in nursing undergraduate and Ph.D. programs. I enjoy teaching health assessment, research, neurology and med/surg topics in adult health. I also enjoy mentoring students on their research projects in the undergraduate and graduate programs. I have served as doctoral student advisor and dissertation chairperson on nursing and interdisciplinary teams.

RESEARCH:

My research focuses on the development of interventions that improve function and optimize the independence of people with Parkinson’s disease.  I have developed and tested community exercise programs and efficacy-based function focused care programs for people with Parkinson’s disease and their families. My recent research centers on the development of devices that deliver stimulation to the nervous system potentially reducing motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This effort incorporates faculty and students across disciplines, schools, universities, and industry. I work closely with colleagues in the VCU Department of Neurology on research efforts involving movement disorders. 

SERVICE:

I am a member of the Movement Disorder Society, Gerontological Society of America, American Geriatric Society, Sigma Theta Tau, and the Virginia Nurses Association. I work closely with the Parkinson’s disease community and enjoy sharing my research results with student’s and support groups.

EDUCATION:

  • BSN - New York University, NY – SON
  • MA - New York University, NY -  SON
  • CNS - University of Delaware, DE – Post Masters Certificate in Cardiopulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist, SON
  • Ph.D. – Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Maryland, MD – SON

AWARDS/HONORS:

  • 2018 - Gerontological Society of America 
    • Selected Fellow
  • 2016 - UD College of Health Sciences
    • Excellence in Service Award (nomination)
  • 2015 - National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence.
    • Innovation Award – Development of an Interdisciplinary Telehealth Clinic for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease.
  • 2011 - UD College of Health Sciences
    • Researcher of the Month
  • 2010 – Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation
    • Distinguished Scholar in Nursing – For Outstanding Achievement in Improving the Lives of People Living with Parkinson’s Disease.
  • 2009 - University of Delaware
    • Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising Award (nomination)
  • 2008 - American Quarter Horse Delaware Chapter
    • Award for Parkinson’s Research
    • Pre-Doctoral BAGNC Scholarship
  • 2005 - John A. Hartford Foundation

 

 

FUNDING:

  • 2019-2021:  Optimizing Vibration Therapy to Improve Gait and Balance. Funded by Michael J. Fox (MJFF)
  • 2018/2019:  Vibration Tremor Pilot. Funded by Resonate Forward (RF). 
  • 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017: PI/PD, The Nurse Managed Parkinson’s Telehealth Clinic. Funded by The Parkinson Council.
  • 2014: PI/PD, The Parkinson’s Disease Telehealth Clinic. Funded by The Delaware Division of services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD).
  • 2014: Co-PI, The Parkinson’s Disease Telehealth Clinic. Funded by the BluePrints for Community Fund of Highmark.
  • 2014: Lab-PI, Technology grant for Function Performance Lab, PD vibration and Sensole research. Funded by Longwood Foundation.
  • 2014: PI, Vibration Shoe Project. Funded by the College of Engineering’s Entrepreneurial Initiative Fund.
  • 2011-2014: PI, Development and testing of a remote electronic sensor enabled insole for evaluation of gait and mobility in people with Parkinson’s. Funded by the University of Delaware Research Foundation, Inc. UDRS-12A00305
  • 2011-2012: Co-PI (with Dr. Agrawal, engineering), Insole vibration for gait training in Parkinson’s patients. Funded by the University of Delaware International Research Award.
  • 2010-2011: PI, Merging Delaware and Italian chronic care research. Funded by the UD international Research Award.
  • 2008-2009: INBRE Fellowship, Testing restorative care for people with Parkinson’s disease. Funded by IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)–NIH-NCRR P20RR01647208
  • 2008: PI, Feasibility of a portable balance plate with used with persons with PD in the community setting. Funded by the University of Delaware Cross College Cluster in Aging Initiative Research on Aging Grant.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  • Aggarwal, R., Pretzer-Aboff, I., Winfree, K.N+., Agrawal, S.K., & Behari, M. (2019). Clinical outcomes of step-synchronized vibration training in Parkinson's disease patients with freezing of gait. Annals of Movement Disorders. Submitted Nov. 8, 2018 for review, accepted Feb. 2019.
  • Morris, C., Pretzer-Aboff, I., & Gallucci, G. (2017 July). Delaware’s Journey in Adopting Telehealth. Delaware Medical Journey, 89(7), 204 – 208.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I., Bunting-Perry, L., & Spindler, M. (September-October, 2016). The implications of Parkinson’s disease for women's health. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 45 (5), 723-736. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2016.02.015
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I., & Prettyman, A. (2015). Implementation of an Integrative Holistic Healthcare Model for People with Parkinson’s. The Gerontologist, 55 (S1), S146-153. DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnv004.
  • Uygur, M+. Bellumori, M+., LeNoir, K+., Poole, K.+, Pretzer-Aboff, I., & Knight, C.A. (2015). Immediate effects of high speed cycling intervals on bradykinesia in Parkinson’s disease. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, 31(2):77-82. PMID: 25347790.
  • Shin, J.Y., Habermann, B., & Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2015). Challenges and strategies of medication adherence in Parkinson’s disease: A qualitative study. Geriatric Nursing, 36,192-196. PMID: 25728485.
  • Winfree, K.N.+, Pretzer-Aboff, I., & Agrawal, S. (2015, Nov.). Robust automated step extraction from time-series contact force data using the PDShoe. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. DOI: 10.1109/TNSRE.2014.2382641. PMID: 25532188.
  • Durland L.+, Interian, A., I+., Pretzer-Aboff, I. & Dobkin, R. (2014, November). Effect of telehealth-to-home interventions on quality of life for individuals with depressive and anxiety disorders. Smart Homecare Technology and TeleHealth, 2, 105-119. http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/SHTT.S45044.
  • Winfree, K.N. +, Pretzer-Aboff, I., Hilgart, D., Aggrawal, R., Behari, M., & Agrawal, S.K. (2013). The effect of step-synchronized vibration on patients with Parkinson’s disease: Case studies on subjects with freezing of gait or an Implanted Deep Brain Stimulator. Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 21(5), 806-811. DOI:10.1109 /TNSRE.2013.2250308
  • Hicks, G., Benvenuti, F., Fiaschi, V., Lombardi, B., Segenni, L., Stuart, M., Pretzer-Aboff, I., Gianfranco, G., & Macchi, C. (2012). Adherence to a community-based exercise program is a strong predictor of improved back pain status in older adults: An Observational Study. Clinical Journal of Pain, 28, 195-203. PMID: 21750458
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I., Galik, E., & Resnick, B. (2011). Testing the feasibility and long term impact of a function focused care intervention for people with Parkinson’s in the community setting. Nursing Research, 60 (4), 276-283. DOI 10.1097/ NNR.0b013e318221bb0f.
  • Wheeler, E., Pretzer-Aboff, I., Hardie, T., DiSabatino, A., Saylor, J., & Lucey, R. (2010). The psychological effect of implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Nursing 2010 Critical Care, 5(2), 5-7.
  • Resnick, B., Galik, E., Remsburg, R., & Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2009). Concerns about dedicated restorative care – Letter to the Editor. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 35(5), 11 – 13.
  • Galik, E., Resnick, B., & Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2009). Knowing what makes them tick: Motivating cognitively impaired older adults to participate in Restorative Care. International Journal of Older Adults, 15, 48-55.
  • Resnick, B., Cayo, J., Galik, E., & Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2009). Implementation of the six-week educational component in the Res-Care Intervention: A review of process and outcomes. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 40 (8), 53-60.
  • Resnick, B., Gruber-Baldini, A., Galik, E., Pretzer-Aboff, I., Russ, K., Hebel, R., & Zimmerman, S. (2009). Changing the philosophy of care in long term care: Testing of the Restorative Care Intervention. The Gerontologist, 49(2), 175-184. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnp026
  • Wheeler, E., Pretzer-Aboff, I., Hardie, T., DiSabatino, A., Saylor, J., & Lucey, R. (2009). Psychological impact of implantable cardioverter defibrillator on recipients. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 28 (4), 1-6.
  • Resnick, B., Gruber-Baldini, A., Zimmerman, S., Galik, E., Pretzer-Aboff, I., Russ, K., & Hebel, J. (2009). Nursing home resident outcomes from the Res-Care Intervention. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 57(7), 1156-65. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2009.02327.x
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I., Galik, E., & Resnick, B. (2009). Barriers and facilitators to optimizing function in the Parkinson’s patient. Rehabilitation Nursing, 34(2), 55-63.
  • Resnick, B., Galik, B., Pretzer-Aboff, I., Gruber-Baldini, A.L., Russ, K., Cayo, J., & Zimmerman, S. (2009). Treatment fidelity in nursing home research: The Res-Care Intervention study. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 2(1), 1-9. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20090101-09.
  • Tanji, H., Gruber-Baldini, A., Anderson, K., Pretzer-Aboff, I., Reich, S., Fishman, P., Weiner, W., & Shulman, L. (2008). A comparative study of physical performance measures in Parkinson’s disease. Movement Disorders, 23(13), 1897-1905. PMID: 18709681.
  • Galik, E., Resnick B., Gruber-Baldini, A., Nahm, E., Pearson, K., & Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2008). Pilot testing of the restorative care intervention for the cognitively impaired. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 9 (7), 516-522. PMID: 18755426.
  • Resnick, B., Galik, E., Pretzer-Aboff, I., Rogers, V., & Gruber-Baldini, A. (2008). Testing the reliability and validity of self-efficacy and outcome expectations of restorative care performed by nursing assistants. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 23(2), 162-169. PMID: 18344783
  • Resnick, B., Pretzer-Aboff, I., Galik, E., Zimmerman, S., Russ, K., Cayo, J. & Simpson, M. (2008). Barriers and benefits to implementing a Restorative Care Intervention in nursing homes. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 9(2), 103-108. PMID: 18261702.
  • Resnick, B., Gruber-Baldini, A., Pretzer-Aboff, I., Galik E, Custis Buie V, Russ K, & Zimmerman S. (2007). Reliability and validity of the evaluation to sign consent measure. The Gerontologist, 47(1), 69-77. PMID: 17327542
  • Shulman, L, Pretzer-Aboff, I., Anderson, K. et al. (2006, June). Subjective patient-report versus objective performance - based measurement of activities of daily living in Parkinson’s disease. Movement Disorders, 21(6), 794-799. PMID: 16482533

 

BOOKS AND CHAPTERS:

  • Galik, E. & Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2015). Chronic degenerative and neurologic disorders. In: T. Capriotti and J.P.Frizzell (Eds.), Human pathophysiology: introductory concepts and clinical perspectives. Philadelphia, PA: F A Davis Publishing Company.
  • Resnick, B., Boltz, M., Galik, E., Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2012). Restorative care nursing for older adults: A guide for all care settings. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, Fluid problems of the older adult. (2010). In: Kee, J.L., Paulanka, B. & Pollack, C. (Eds.), Fluids and electrolytes with clinical applications (8th ed., pp. 343-362). Albany, NY: Delmar.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. Older adults with fluid and electrolyte imbalances. (2010). In: Kee, J.L., Paulanka, B. & Pollack, C. (Eds.), Handbook, fluid, electrolytes and acid-base imbalances handbook, (3rd ed., pp. 215-235). Albany, NY: Delmar.

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:

International

  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2011, October). Parkinson’s – An opportunity for Adapted Physical Activity. Presented at The Management of Chronicity Congress – Exploiting the Experience of 5- year Administration of Adapted Physical Activity. Hosted by the Institute of Superiore Di Sanita (Italian NIH equivalent) and the Health Care authority of Empoli, Rome, Italy.

 

National 

  • Pretzer-Aboff, I., Galik, E., & Resnick, B. (2014, November). Function Focused Care for older adults with Parkinson’s disease. Included in a symposium: Function Focused Care in Community Dwelling Older Adults – Connecting International Evidence. GSA's 67th Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC.
  • Galik, E., Resnick, B., & Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2014, November). Function Focused Care in nursing home settings in the United States: Overcoming challenges and making it happen. Included in a symposium: Stimulating active engagement in physical and functional activity in institutionalized older adults: connecting international evidence. GSA's 67th Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I., Prettyman, A., (2014, June). Developing an Interdisciplinary Model for Telehealth in a NMHC. National Nursing Centers Consortium Conference, “Nurse Managed Health Centers: Turning the Affordable Care Act into Action”, Alexandria, VA.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2013, April). The Nurse Managed Health Center Parkinson’s Telemedicine Clinic. Presented at the Merinoff Symposium 2013: Parkinson’s disease - Leveraging Telemedicine to Deliver the Highest Quality of Care to All Parkinson’s Patients Telemedicine.  Hosted by the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, North Shore-LIJ, in Manhasset, New York.
  • Winfree, K.N. +, Pretzer-Aboff, I., Hilgart, D., Aggrawal, R., Behari, M., & Agrawal, S. (2012, October). An untethered shoe with vibratory feedback for improving gait of Parkinson’s patients: The PDShoe. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. San Diego, CA.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2009, March). Testing Res-Care PD for older adults with Parkinson’s disease. Paper presented at the annual educational meeting of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) 41st, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2008, November). Treatment fidelity and data safety monitoring board findings associated with the Res-Care Intervention Study. Paper presented as part of a symposium at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Harbor, MD.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2007, November). Restorative Care: Measurement challenges and special populations. Paper presented as part of a symposium at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), San Francisco, CA.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2006, November). Restorative care for the individual with Parkinson’s disease. Paper presented as part of a symposium at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Dallas, TX.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2006, October). Implementing a restorative care philosophy of care in LTC – restorative care for the resident with Parkinson’s disease. Paper presented as part of a symposium at the annual meeting of the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA), Cincinnati, OH.

 

Regional

  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2016, November 3). Barriers and facilitators to function in Parkinson’s disease. Presented at the John’s Hopkins, Beebe Healthcare Parkinson’s Disease: Management Strategies Education Program for Healthcare Providers, Rehoboth, DE.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2016, March 19). Community-Based Function-Focused Care for Persons Living with Parkinson’s disease. Presented at the Movement Disorders: Translating Research Into Practice Conference. Hosted by the University of Maryland Rehabitation Network in Baltimore, MD.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I., & DeRanieri, J. (2012, November). The GREAT Program: A group rehabilitative exercise and therapy program. Presented at the 2nd Annual Stroke Summit. AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute. Atlantic City, NJ. [Co-presenters].
  • Poole, K., Bellumori, M., Pretzer-Aboff, I. & Knight, C.A. (2011). Impaired control of quick movements in people with Parkinson’s disease. Poster session presented by KP at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, St. Louis, MO.
  • Pretzer-Aboff. I. (2009, April). Summary of Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)-sponsored research “Testing Restorative Care in people with Parkinson disease and their caregivers”.  Poster presented by Dr. V. Rempusheski at the National Center for Research Resources at the Capitol Hill Poster Session of NIH Institutes and Centers, Cannon Building, Washington, D.C.

 

Local / State

  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2018, May 22).  Nursing’s role in the care of people with Parkinson’s disease. Presented at the Edmond J. Safra Foundation for the Visiting Nurses Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Foundation. Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MD.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I., (2018, February 27). Vibration for treatment of Freezing of Gait, does it work? Presented to faculty at the Veteran’s Affairs PD Center, PADRECC,  Southeast Richmond, VA.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I., (2018, January 30). Vibration for treatment of Freezing of Gait in people with Parkinson’s disease. Presented to the Movers and Shakers education meeting, SOM, VCU SON building, Richmond, VA.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I., (2018, January 19). Vibration for treatment of Freezing of Gait. Presented at the Movers and Shakers Committee meeting in the VCU NOW Center, Richmond, VA.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2016, Nov. 11). Nursing Research in Parkinson’s disease. Presented at the Edmond J. Safra Foundation for the visiting Nurse Faculty Program. University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I., (2016, Nov. 7). “Starting a Parkinson’s disease Telehealth Clinic: Successes and Lessons Learned. Invited speaker to the UD Telehealth certification course. Newark, Delaware.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I., (2016, March 24). “Parkinson’s disease – what is it and does vibration really work” Invited speaker to the UD Medical Diagnostics Pre-PA & Pre-Med Program Capstone course. Newark, Delaware.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2015, October). “Perspectives on Telehealth: Opportunities and Challenges for Delaware.”   Invited panel speaker at the Telehealth in Delaware Conference. Newark, DE.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2015, October). “Starting a Chronic Disease Telehealth Clinic: Successes and Challenges.” Invited podium speaker at the Telehealth in Delaware Conference. Newark, Delaware.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2015, June 10). Parkinson’s - Optimizing function, tricks of the trade, a qualitative study. Presented at the Smyrna Parkinson’s Support group. Christiana Care Rehabilitative Services, Smyrna, DE.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2015, May 29). Nursing Research in Parkinson’s disease. Presented at the Edmond J. Safra Foundation for the visiting Nurse Faculty Program. University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2015, May 28). Nursing in Parkinson’s disease and nursing care concepts. Presented at the Edmond J. Safra Foundation for the Visiting Nurse Faculty Program. Johns Hopkins University Movement Disorder Center, Baltimore, MD.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2014, May). Step synchronized vibration...does it work for people with Parkinson's disease? Presented at CHEER at Long Neck Center, Long Neck, DE.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2014, May 29). Exercise…Yes there are benefits. Presented at the Edmond J. Safra Foundation for the Visiting Nurse Faculty Program. Johns Hopkins University Movement Disorder Center, Baltimore, MD.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2014, May 30). Role of nursing in Parkinson’s disease and nursing care concepts. Presented at the Edmond J. Safra Foundation for the Visiting Nurse Faculty Program. Johns Hopkins University Movement Disorder Center, Baltimore, MD.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2014, April). Exercise…yes there are benefits. Independence…yes it matters. Presented at the Jane Wright Symposium 2014 – Impact of nursing care for the PD community. University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2014, March). Step synchronized vibration...does it work for people with Parkinson's disease? Presented at the Delaware Nurses Association Annual meeting, Ammon Education Center Christiana Care Health Care Systems, Newark, DE.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2013 May). Nurses Role in Parkinson’s disease. Presented at the Edmond J. Safra Foundation for the Visiting Nurse Faculty Program. Johns Hopkins University Movement Disorder Center, Baltimore, MD.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2013, March 14). The PDShoe. Invited presentation at the UD Day in DC event, Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. – selected by College of Health Science.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2012 May). Nurses Role in Parkinson’s disease. Presented at the Edmond J. Safra Foundation for the Visiting Nurse Faculty Program. Johns Hopkins University Movement Disorder Center, Baltimore, MD.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2012 April). Tricks of the trade to optimize function. Presented at the 1st Delaware Parkinson’s Day: Living with Parkinson’s conference. Christiana Care Hospital, Newark, DE.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2011 September). Home exercise program for people with Parkinson’s disease. Presented at the Edmond J. Safra Foundation for the Visiting Nurse Faculty Program. Univ. of Pennsylvania Movement Disorder Center, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2011 May). The role of the RN in Parkinson’s disease. Presented at the Edmond J. Safra Foundation for the Visiting Nurse Faculty Program. Johns Hopkins University Movement Disorder Center, Baltimore, MD.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2011 March). Community based exercise for brain injury survivors: Research versus reality. Presented at the “Journey of Purpose” annual meeting for the Brain Injury Association of Delaware, Carpenter Center, Newark, DE.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2010 November). The feasibility of a PD group exercise program. Presented at the first Delaware PD Symposium, hosted by the Delmarva PD Alliance and Johns Hopkins University. Rehoboth, Delaware.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2010 November). Exercise options for people with Parkinson’s disease. Moderator and presenter for Delaware Parkinson’s disease Symposium, hosted by the Delmarva PD Alliance and Johns Hopkins University. Rehoboth, Delaware.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2009 May). The impact of Res-Care for people with Parkinson’s disease. Presented at the Edmond J. Safra Foundation for the Visiting Nurse Faculty Pilot Program. University of Pennsylvania/ Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Philadelphia Movement Disorder Clinic, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2008 October). Parkinson’s disease: Barriers and facilitators to function. Presented at the University of Delaware School of Nursing Speaker Series, Newark, DE.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2007 October). Parkinson’s disease – Barriers and facilitators to optimizing function – a qualitative study. Presented at the 2nd Annual Nursing Research Conference, Newark, DE.

 

Invited talks

  • Pretzer-Aboff, I (2018, October 13). Parkinson’s medication – what you need to know. Invited speaker for PD Sussex County Education Program. Rehoboth, DE.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I (2018, October 8). Self-Efficacy. Invited speaker for PD Self program. Richmond, VA.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2018, January 24). Conflict of Interest Pathway – my journey. Invited speaker for VCU Research Council. Richmond, VA
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2013, April 11). “Parkinson’s disease and telemedicine”. Invited **Keynote Dinner speaker: the Merinoff Symposium on Parkinson’s disease – telemedicine. Manhasset, New York.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2013, March 14). The PDShoe. Invited presentation at the UD Day in DC event, Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. – selected by College of Health Science.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2013 March 7). Parkinson’s disease: How telemedicine changes the face of health care. Invited speaker for UD Honors Program. Newark, DE.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2012 April). Parkinson’s disease research in Delaware. Invited speaker for the Delmarva PD Alliance. Modern Maturity Center, Dover, DE.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2012 March). Keep Moving! Invited speaker for the Parkinson’s Educational Program of Delaware, Wilmington, DE.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2012 January). What types of exercises are good for people living with Parkinson’s disease? Invited speaker Kirkwood Parkinson’s disease support group, Elsmere, DE.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2012 January). Importance of Treatment Fidelity. Invited speaker for UD SON brown bag lunch for doctoral students and faculty. Newark, DE.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2011 December). Exercise and Parkinson’s disease. Invited speaker for Moving Ahead with Parkinson’s, Newark PD support group, Newark, DE.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2011 January). You too can exercise!  Invited speaker for Salisbury PD support group, Salisbury, MD.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2011 January). Strategies for everyday living with PD. Invited speaker for Moving Ahead with Parkinson’s, Newark PD support group, Newark Senior Center, Newark, Delaware.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2009 January). Exercise and effects on PD motor symptoms. Invited speaker for the Parkinson’s Educational Program of Del., Wilmington, DE.
  • Pretzer-Aboff, I. (2008 April). Caring for the hospitalized Parkinson’s patient. Invited speaker for the Christiana Care Healthcare System, WISH program, Newark, DE.
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