Dr. Kurz is the Director of Biomechanics at the Munroe-Meyer Institute's Motion Analysis Laboratory. He has over 40 publications related to the motor control and biomechanics of movement. His recent scientific work has evaluated the movement patterns of individuals with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and children with cerebral palsy. Publications for this work have appeared in peer reviewed journals such as NeuroImage, Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, and Pediatric Physical Therapy. Dr. Kurz's main research focus is directed at the development of rehabilitation interventions that improve the ability of children and adults with neurological impairments to learn new motor skills. Currently, he has been working with his collaborators to determine how physical activity and biofeedback can be used to promote neuroplasticity in the areas of the brain that control movement. These research efforts are utilizing a complementary blend of biomechanics and brain imaging (MEG, EEG, fNRIS, MRI). Dr. Kurz teaches graduate level courses at UNMC in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy, Motor Behavior and Biomechanical Instrumentation. Graduate students interested in working with Dr. Kurz can earn a degree in Medical Sciences from UNMC.