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

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.  
  • Other Resources/Further Information:  facebook.com/pittsciencepolicy

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

Capable Kids 2016 Sensory Friendly Trick or Treat

Capable Kids Sensory Friendly Trick or Treating 2016

  • Full Name: Sensory Friendly Trick or Treating
  • Hosting Body: Capable Kids
  • Location: Hermitage, PA
  • Date: Sunday, October 30th, 2016
  • Description: A sensory friendly trick-or-treating event for children and their families, with a specific emphasis on accommodating children with autism, sensory processing disorder, and intellectual disabilities.  Events included an obstacle course, tactile and other sensory experiences, and interprofessional collaboration with other students, speech therapists, and occupational therapists.
  • Other Resources/Further Information: http://www.capablekidsrehab.com/

3rd Annual Pittsburgh Hand Therapy Course

3rd Annual Pittsburgh Hand Therapy Course

  • Full Name: 3rd Annual Pittsburgh Hand Therapy Course: Care of the Hand and Arm in the Injured Worker
  • Hosting Body: UPMC Centers for Rehab Services
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date: Saturday, October 29th, 2016
  • Description: A conference for surgeons, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and students to learn treatment techniques and philosophies to treat the injured worker with hand and arm issues.  Conditions covered include compressive neuropathies and lateral epicondylitis, shoulder conditions, therapeutic interventions and pain management, functional capacity exams, amputation and crush injuries, wound care, hand ischemia, tendon injuries, and MCP/IP fractures.
  • Other Resources/Further Information: http://upmc.com/Services/rehab/crs/services/Pages/hand-therapy.aspx

2016 Interprofessional Forum

2016 Interprofessional Forum

  • Full Name: Health Sciences Interprofessional Forum: Educating Health Care Teams of the Future
  • Hosting Body: University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date: Friday, October 28th, 2016
  • Description: First year graduate students from all University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Schools participate in a half-day program to learn about roles, teamwork, and collaboration among different healthcare professions.  Forum highlights included case study of a simulated patient discharge and a keynote presentation from the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program.
  • Other Resources/Further Information: https://www.shrs.pitt.edu/Admissions.aspx?id=3589