He Zhou, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate in the department of surgery, won the Peter Sheehan Young Innovator Award presented by the Peter Sheehan Diabetes Care Foundation at the Wound Healing: Science and Industries (WoundHSI), 16th annual conference held June 28-30, 2018 in New York.

Dr Zhou’s poster described a wearable game-based therapy to provide motor and brain exercise during hemodialysis sessions. His randomized controlled trial results suggested the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of this innovative personalized therapy to improve balance, mobility, and mood with promising potential to reduce consequences of hemodialysis in diabetes population including falls, dementia, and foot problems.

Dr. Zhou earned his Masters of Science degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo (2011) and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona (2015). He currently works in the Interdisciplinary Consortium on Advanced Motion Performance (iCAMP) lead by Dr. Bijan Najafi. 

Dr. Zhou’s study was funded by the Qatar National Research Foundation (Award #NPRP 7-1595-3-405)