Health Activist Expo

Health Activist Expo (Exhibitor)

  • Full Name: Health Activist Expo
  • Hosting Body: Jewish Healthcare Foundation (Jonas Salk Fellowship)
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date: November 30th, 2017
  • Description: During this event, Jonas Salk Fellows presented projects designed to tackle healthcare problems through an activist framework.  I presented the RoOT project.
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Pitt Loves Homewood 2017

Pitt Loves Homewood (Organizer)

  • Full Name:  Pitt Loves Homewood
  • Hosting Body: Homewood Community Engagement Center; Pitt-Assisted Communities and Schools (PACS); Homewood Children's Village; Bible Center Church; PittServes; the Student Government Board
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date: September 23rd, 2017
  • Description: Community cookout designed to introduce Pitt students to the Homewood Community and its assets, secure new volunteers for Homewood community programming, and encourage Pitt students to explore different neighborhoods outside of Oakland.  I served a primary organizer to coordinate volunteers from Pitt's OT program, design a craft activity for attendees, and exhibited at a table with resources to connect underserved populations to occupational therapy community-based resources, as well as promote backpack safety and awareness.
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Basics of Effective Science Communication Workshop

Basics of Effective Science Communication Workshop

  • Full Name: Basics of Effective Science Communication Workshop
  • Hosting Body: Pitt Science Policy Group
  • Location: SciVelo, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date: September 12, 2017
  • Description: A workshop for graduate and postgraduate students to learn how to convey scientific ideas and research to a wider audience.  
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Camp Counselor: Korean Culture Camp of Michigan

Korean Culture Camp of Michigan

  • Full Name:  Korean Culture Camp of Michigan: Counselor/Volunteer
  • Hosting Body: Korean Culture Camp of Michigan
  • Location: East Lansing, MI
  • Date: June 26th-29th, 2017
  • Description: Day camp for children from 3 years old through 12 grade.  Activities for campers include arts and crafts, music, language, classes about identity, and other cultural events designed to foster intercultural understanding.
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Sensory Friendly Performance: Music of Flight and Fantasy

Sensory Friendly Performance

  • Full Name: Sensory Friendly Performance: Music of Flight and Fantasy (Volunteer)
  • Hosting Body: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date: June 17th, 2017
  • Description: Family-friendly concert featuring the music of John Williams in a welcoming, inclusive, and relaxed environment designed for patrons of all ages with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, and other different abilities.  Specific volunteer duties included helping patrons explore their bodies and space in the kinesthetic room.
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National Pain Conference

National Pain Conference

  • Full Name: A balanced approach to pain management: (National Pain Conference)
  • Hosting Body: The American Chronic Pain Association
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date: May 20th, 2017
  • Description: An educational event for medical students, clinicians, and chronic pain management to receive updated information on the state of the evidence for chronic pain research, as well as understand and implement strategies for the management of chronic pain.  I participated as a table exhibitor during this time, to educate individuals on the role of occupational therapy in treating chronic pain.
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Celebrating Research on Aging and Rehabilitation

Celebrating Research on Aging and Rehabilitation

  • Full Name: Celebrating Research on Aging and Rehabilitation: (11th Annual Aging Institute Research Day/15th Annual Rehabilitation Institute Research Day/3rd Annual SPRIG (Stimulating Pittsburgh Research in Geroscience) Advance
  • Hosting Body: UPMC Aging Institute, SPRIG (University of Pittsburgh), Rehabilitation Institute (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date: May 10th, 2017
  • Description: An opportunity for researchers and clinicians from the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, Robert Morris University, and other academic institutions to celebrate research in aging ang aging through a joint event representing innovative, transdisciplinary and translational projects in aging from the basic, social, and applied sciences.
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CITI Course: Biomedical Human Subjects Research

Biomedical Research Human Subjects Course

  • Full Name: Biomedical Research: Human Subjects (Biomedical Researchers)
  • Hosting Body: Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date: May 6th, 2017
  • Description: Certificate course for professional development in understanding the standards and requirements of biomedical research on human subjects.  Covered topics include the Belmont report, ethics, Institutional Review Boards, genetic research in human populations, vulnerable subjects and populations, conflicts of interest, records based research, and HIPAA privacy protections.
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Clinical Observer (Battle Creek VA)

Battle Creek VA - Clinical Observer

  • Full Name: Clinical Observer
  • Hosting Body: VA (Battle Creek) Medical Center
  • Location: Battle Creek, MI
  • Date: Mid-December, 2016
  • Description: Clinical observation to allow for further development of theoretical knowledge obtained after completion of first semesters of occupational therapy education.  Observed assessments for seating, power mobility, hand and upper extremity dysfunction, PAVE clinic (diabetic foot care management), and a variety of neurological and orthopedic disorders, as well as observe in related deparments (low vision, prosthetics).
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