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CHS faculty to present at interdisciplinary diversity conference

Cross-Pollination(s) 2, “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Diversity, the second interdisciplinary conference at the Univcross-pollinations conference abstract artersity of Indianapolis, will take place on Friday, March 24, 2017. This day-long event is organized and hosted by the Interdisciplinary Advisory Council and Multicultural Engagement and Global Awareness (MEGA) Center at UIndy. Presenters from across the university, including the College of Health Sciences (CHS), will come together to explore the challenges and opportunities presented by diversity in higher education.

Presentations by members of the College of Health Science faculty include:

“Theoretical and Practical Frameworks for Action: Building, Maintaining, and Sustaining Diversity in Academic Affairs” – presented by CHS dean Dr. Stephanie Kelly, College of Applied Behavioral Sciences dean Dr. Anita Thomas, and College of Arts and Sciences dean Dr. Jennifer Drake

“Experiencing Diversity Through the Lens of Culture and Generations”  – presented by Krannert School of Physical Therapy (KSPT) professor Dr. Julie Gahimer with student Kylie Barnett

“Learning to be Part of an Interprofessional Healthcare Team: Nursing and OT Students” – presented by School of Occupational Therapy (SOT) assistant professor Dr. Lori Breeden and School of Nursing assistant professor Dr. Jennifer Carmack

“Interprofessional Faculty Teams Building an Effective Team to Create and Implement an Interprofessional Simulation” – presented by a team of faculty including SOT assistant professor Dr. Alison Nichols and Athletic Training assistant professor Dr. Craig Voll

“Computer-based Simulation Using 3D Animation in Physical Therapy Education” –  presented by KSPT assistant professor Dr. Connie Fiems and Mathematics and Computer Science assistant professor Dr. Usef Faghihi

“Diversity in Death: Melding History and Epidemiology to Explore the Plague” – presented by Kinesiology assistant professor Dr. Amie Wojtyna and Honors College Assistant Professor Dr. James Williams

“Do You See What I See? The Use of Photovoice in an Interdisciplinary and Participatory Approach to Assessment in the Higher Education Setting” – presented by Doctor of Health Science program director Dr. Laura Santurri

“Blind Trust: Cultural Diversity and the Value of Jumping in with Both Feet” – presented by CHS assistant professor Dr. Lisa Borrero and School of Business assistant professor Dr. Jodie Ferise

“What is Growing in Your Locker Room? Engaging Undergraduate Research Fellows in STEMing the Stench” – presented by a team of faculty including Athletic Training instructor Ned Shannon

The conference is free to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register.

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