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.
  • Other Resources/Further Information:  http://www.jhf.org/what-we-do/projects-programs/?31

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.
  • Other Resources/Further Information:  https://theacpa.org/national-pain-conference

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.
  • Other Resources/Further Information: http://www.upmc.com/SERVICES/AGINGINSTITUTE/RESEARCH-AND-CLINICAL-TRIALS/RESEARCH-DAY/Pages/default.aspx

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).
  • Other Resources/Further Information: http://www.battlecreek.va.gov/services/Occupational_Therapy.asp

UPMC Ageless Wisdom Training

UPMC Ageless Wisdom Training

  • Full Name: UPMC Aging Institute Ageless Wisdom Training
  • Hosting Body: UPMC Aging Institute
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
  • Description: An interactive and experiential geriatric sensitivity training program available in a two-hour and four-hour format. Consists of experiential exercises in areas like sensory and cognitive changes, psychological, functional, and social changes, myths about aging, and diversity and aging. 
  • Other Resources/Further Information: http://www.upmc.com/Services/AgingInstitute/education-and-training/Pages/ageless-wisdom.aspx

Carfit Event Coordinator Training

CarFit Event Coordinator Training

  • Full Name: CarFit Event Coordinator Training
  • Hosting Body: CarFit (AAA)
  • Location: Penn Hills, PA
  • Date: October 22nd, 2016
  • Description: Advanced training in the CarFit program, which is oriented at improving the safety of older drivers.  Topics related to event hosting and planning included site management, traffic flow, volunteer orientation, training, and organization, supplies and safety considerations.  Topics related to technicians included a review of assessment and adjustment for vehicle safety and orientation, driving technique, and automotive maintenance.  CarFit event coordinators are advanced technicians that can organize independent CarFit events.
  • Other Resources/Further Information: https://www.car-fit.org/

Carfit Technician Training

CarFit Technician Training

  • Full Name: CarFit Technician Training
  • Hosting Body: CarFit (AAA)
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date: October 21st, 2016
  • Description: Training in the CarFit program, which is oriented at improving the safety of older drivers.  Topics included assessment and adjustment for vehicle safety and orientation, driving technique, and automotive maintenance.  CarFit technicians can volunteer at future CarFit events without additional training.
  • Other Resources/Further Information: https://www.car-fit.org/