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Rehabilitation Physiology Lab



NM Fisher (Principal Investigator and/or Project Coordinator). Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Functional Assessment and Evaluation of Rehabilitation Outcomes. National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research, US Department of Education, $2,400,000, 1993-1998.

NM Fisher (Principal Investigator). Follow-up Study of Exercise Induced Increases in Functional Capacity in the Independent Elderly. Anonymous, $150,000, 1994-1997.

DR Pendergast and NM Fisher (Co-Principal Investigator). Quantitative Progressive Exercise Rehabilitation for Frail Elderly. United Church Home, $30,000, 1992-1993.

DR Pendergast and NM Fisher (Co-Principal Investigator and Project Director). Maintenance of Functional Capacity in the Independent Elderly. Anonymous, $255,000, 1990-1993.

Published Abstracts

Fisher NM and DR Pendergast. Muscular and Cardiovascular Training in Well Elderly Subjects: A Six-Month Follow-up. American College of Sports Medicine MARC 16th Annual Meeting. Ithaca, NY, November 12-13, 1993.

Fisher NM, DR Pendergast, L Katz and E Calkins. Effects of Quantitative Progressive Exercise Rehabilitation in Well Elderly. Gerontologist 32(Special Issue II):245, 1992.

Pendergast DR and NM Fisher. Effect of Age on Anaerobic Power. Gerontologist 31(Special Issue II):8, 1991.

Kame Jr VD, NM Fisher and DR Pendergast. Reduced Muscular Endurance of Handgrip as a Function of Age. Gerontologist 31(Special Issue II):79, 1991.

Fisher NM, GE Gresham, E Calkins, MW Allshouse and DR Pendergast. The Effect of Altered Muscle Function Resulting from Aging and Disease on the Energy Cost of Bicycling. Eur Soc Comp Physiol Biochem Sept:84, 1988.

Calkins E, NM Fisher, MW Allshouse and DR Pendergast. Alterations in Muscle Function with Advancing Age. 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Geriatric Society. New York, NY, July 11-12, 1985.

Arabadjis PG, DR Pendergast, BT Edmonds, RR Heffner and NM Fisher. Comparison of Muscle Function and Muscle Fiber Characteristics with Aging. Physiologist 28:321, 1985.



Perini R, NM Fisher, A Veicsteinas, DR Pendergast. Aerobic Training and Cardiovascular Responses at Rest and during Exercise in Older Men and Women. Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:700-708, 2002.

Perini R, S Milesi, NM Fisher, DR Pendergast, A Veicsteinas. Heart Rate Variability during Dynamic Exercise in Elderly Males and Females. Eur J Appl Physiol 82(1-2):8-15, 2000.



Fisher NM, DR Pendergast. Improved cardiac output after exercise in the head-down tilt position in elderly subjects. Gerontologist 39 Special Issue I:466, 1999.

Fisher NM and DR Pendergast. Muscular and Cardiovascular Training in Well Elderly Subjects: a Six-Month Follow-Up. Med Sci Sports Exerc 26(suppl):S215, 1994.

Pendergast DR, NM Fisher and E Calkins. Cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and metabolic alterations with age leading to frailty . J Gerontol: Biol Sci 48(Special Issue):61-67, 1993.

Fisher NM, DR Pendergast and E Calkins. Muscle Rehabilitation in Impaired Elderly Nursing Home Residents. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 72(3):181-185, 1991.

Calkins. Maximal Isometric Torque of Knee Extension as a Function of Muscle Length in Subjects of Advancing age. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 71(10):729-734, 1990

Pendergast DR, E Calkins, NM Fisher and R Vickers. Muscle Rehabilitation in Nursing Home Residents with Cognitive Impairment: a Pilot Study. Am J Alzheimer Care Rel Dis July/August:: 20-25, 1987.