Laura Gilchrist

Ph.D. 1996

Thesis Title:

Structure, Function and Development of Octopamine-Immunoreactive Neurons in the Medicinal Leech

Current Position:

Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, St. Catherine University

Clinical Research Scientist, Children's Hospitals and Clinics, Hematology/Oncology Program

Major Advisor(s):

Karen Mesce, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:

  • Gilchrist LS, Tanner L. The Pediatric-Modified Total Neuropathy Score: a Reliable and Valid Measure of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Children with Non-CNS Cancers. Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer, Accepted August 30, 2012; In press.
  • Gilchrist L. Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Pediatric Cancer Patients. Semin Ped Neurology. 2012 Mar;19(1):9-17.
  • Wampler MA, Galantino ML, Huang S, Gilchrist LS, Marchese VG, Morris GS, Scalzitti D, Hudson MM, Oeffinger KC, Stovall M, Leisenring WM, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Ness KK.  Physical activity among adult survivors of childhood lower extremity sarcoma. J Cancer Survivor Res and Pract, 2012 Mar;6(1):45-53.
  • Ites KI, Anderson EJ, Cahill ML, Kearney JA, Post EC, Gilchrist LS. Balance Interventions for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: A Systematic Review. J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2011. 34(3):109-116, doi: 10.1519/JPT.0b013e318212659a.
  • Marchese VG, Morris GS, Gilchrist LS, Ness KK, Wampler M, VanHoose L, Galantino ML. Screening for Chemotherapy Late Effects. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation 2011. 27(3):234-243.
  • JK Silver, Gilchrist LS. Cancer Rehabilitation with a Focus on Evidence-Based Outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy Interventions. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation May 2011, 90(5):S5-S15.
  • Ness KK, Morris EB, Nolan VG, Howell CR, Gilchrist LS, Stovall M, Weathers RE, Cox CL, Klosky JL, Gajjar A, Robison LL, Neglia JP. Physical performance limitations among adult survivors of childhood brain tumors. Cancer 2010; 116(12):3034-44.
  • Gilchrist LS, Tanner L, Hooke MC. Measuring chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in children: development of the Ped-mTNS and pilot study results. Rehabilitation Oncology 2009, 27(3):7-15.
  • Gilchrist LS, Galantino ML, Wampler M, Marchese VG, Morris GS, Ness KK.  A framework for assessment in oncology rehabilitation.  Physical Therapy 2009; 89;286-306.
  • Ness KK, Marchese VG, Gilchrist LS, Galantino ML. Oncology physical therapy research: investigations and strategies for clinicians. Rehabilitation Oncology 2006; 24(1):18-28.
Laura Gilchrist