Julia L. Iafrate, D.O.

Senior research projects

Accuracy of ultrasound compared to MRI in the diagnosis of thumb ulnar collateral ligament injuries

Investigating diversity in Mayo Clinic's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program

Scholarly activity

Articles

  • Vaughn CN, Iafrate JL, et al. Cellular neuroinflammation in a lateral forceps compression model of spinal cord injury. Anatomical Record. 2013;296:1229.

Poster presentations

  • Iafrate JL, et al. Wrist pain in a young male tennis player. Podium presentation at: American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting; May 26-30, 2015; San Diego, Calif.
  • Iafrate JL, et al. Shoulder pain in a high school football player. Poster presented at: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting; April 15-18, 2015; Hollywood, Fla.
  • Iafrate JL, et al. Awake and on the move: Methylphenidate and levodopa for traumatic brain injury-associated parkinsonism. Poster presented at: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly; Nov. 12-15, 2014; San Diego, Calif.
  • Iafrate JL, et al. Traumatic lower limb injury in a high school football player. Poster presented at: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 23rd Annual Meeting; April 5-9, 2014; New Orleans, La.
  • Kindle BJ, Iafrate JL, et al. Shoulder pain and weakness in a male athlete. Poster presented at: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 23rd Annual Meeting; April 5-9, 2014; New Orleans, La.
  • Iafrate JL, et al. When the other shoe drops: A peculiar case of ankle dorsiflexor weakness. Poster presented at: American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Mid Year Meeting and Scientific Seminar; April 3-6, 2014; Atlantic City, N.J.
  • Iafrate JL, et al. The effects of LVAD-associated encephalopathy on rehabilitation. Poster presented at: Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting; Feb. 25-March 1, 2014; Nashville, Tenn.
  • Iafrate JL, et al. Sporadic inclusion body myositis in a masters golfer: A case report. Poster presented at: Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting; Feb. 25-March 1, 2014; Nashville, Tenn.
  • Iafrate JL, et al. Magnitude and timing of neuroinflammation in a forceps compression model of spinal cord injury. Poster presented at: American Osteopathic Association Annual Meeting and Research Conference; Oct. 24-28, 2010; San Francisco, Calif.

Professional societies

  • Vice President, AOCPMR Resident Council, 2015-2016
  • Education Chair, AOCPMR Resident Council, 2014-2015
  • Social Director, Sports Review Journal, 2015-2016
  • ACSM Resident Member, 2014-2015
  • AMSSM Resident Member, 2013-2015

Why physical medicine and rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic?

I was lucky in that I knew I wanted to do PM&R since before entering medical school. Having the opportunity to rotate here as a medical student helped me see why Mayo is so unique. The camaraderie in this program is undeniable. It truly feels like a family, which was one of the most important things I looked for when it came to my residency.

I was also pretty excited about moving back north (medical school in Arizona was fun, but far too hot for me). I look forward to the many opportunities available in research and medical volunteering, and I am so excited to be traveling later this year to do a one-month rotation in Nepal as part of the Mayo International Health Program. Next year, I will be attending the University of Iowa for my Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Personal interests and hobbies

  • Dancing
  • Travelling the world
  • Hiking, camping and rock climbing
  • Snow skiing
  • Italian soccer
  • Sand volleyball
  • Learning new languages
  • Jan 15, 2016
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