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Every month, faculty in the College of Public Health take part in a range of scholarly activities; below are the activities for the month of October 2022.

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Presentations and Speaking Engagements

Amy K. Lynch delivered the keynote address for the 2022 Barbara A. Rider Colloquium, which brings together scholars, clinicians, educators and students in occupational therapy to work toward evidence-based practice and to grow as professionals. She presented on “Empathy Across the Lifespan: Considerations for Becoming a Trauma Informed Occupational Therapy Practitioner.”

RO Corbett presented at the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Conference on Incorporating DEI into the Curriculum.

Lindsey Oakes presented at the State of the Art Conference at Syracuse University on her research that used mixed methods to explore inclusion of college students with IDD in campus recreation and sports.

Shiv Hiremath presented on “Evaluating associations between trauma-related characteristics and functional recovery in individuals with spinal cord injury” at the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation Conference .

Erica A. Pugh presented at Duquesne University’s “McGinley-Rice Symposium on Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations” on her collaboration with CHOP’s homeless health initiative supporting survivors of human trafficking.

Erica Pugh, Kimberly Pachik, and students Colleen Campbell, Olivia Garrison, and Meeke Inman presented on “Implementation of DEI Practices in OT Admissions” at the PA Occupational Therapy (POTA) conference. Pugh also presented on “OT-based Pilot Programming for Human Trafficking Survivors” with community partner Karen Hudson and four students: Kylie Crovetti, Nicole Lipset, Juliana Montuoro, and Kathryn Schaefer.

Andrew Yannaccone presented on “Assessing Financial Literacy and Providing Resources for Prospective PT Students and Graduates” at the APTA of Pennsylvania MovePA Conference. 

Patricia A. Crane presented on transforming your clinical practice, using best evidence to build clinical skills in her presentation, “Applying the Low Back CPG in the Clinic,” at the APTA of Pennsylvania MovePA Conference. 

Scott Burns presented multiple sessions at the APTA of Pennsylvania MovePA Conference: “Differential Diagnosis between Cervical, Thoracic, and Shoulder Pain”; “Shoulder Pain and Mobility Deficits—Adhesive Capsulitis”; “SAI and RTC Continuum—Recent Updates”; and “Traumatic Shoulder Pain—Anterior Instability, Labral Pathology.”  

Inkyu Han presented on “Community exposure assessment of heavy metals in ultrafine particulate matter near an industrial complex” at the International Society of Exposure Science. Han also presented on “Effects of atomization power and flavors on size-resolved e-cigarette aerosol mass and respiratory deposition” at the same conference. 

Jingwei Wu presented “A SAS Macro to Calculate Blinding Index in Clinical Trials: %blinding_index, an application of PROC IML” at the Southeast SAS User Group Conference, Statistics, Analytics and Reporting section. 

Kirsten Wiens presented “Towards estimating true cholera burden: a systematic review and meta-analysis of Vibrio cholerae positivity” at the Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Disease and Nutrition.