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Women Who Inspire

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Bouvé Women Who Inspire Webinar Series

At Northeastern’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences, we’re drawing upon the depth and breadth of our expertise to advance science and practice, identify solutions, and inspire and prepare the next generation of clinicians, educators, researchers, innovators, leaders and advocates.

In this webinar series, we feature some of Bouvé’s most prominent women and the critical work that they have been doing. Speakers will share stories from their work on the front lines, talk about experiences that have shaped their practice, and share insight on key shifts and trends they anticipate in the transforming healthcare landscape.

Past Webinars

Webinar Series

AUG 20, 2020

A View from the Frontlines of Post-COVID Rehabilitation

Description

Join us for an engaging interactive conversation with Bouvé faculty and alumnae who are directly impacted on the front lines of post-COVID rehabilitation. Our expert panelists will share their leadership strategies, insight and experience in physical therapy and communication sciences disorders research, education, and practice. Learn how the COVID pandemic has challenged them in new ways to persevere and the changes they see coming to their professions.

Kristin Greenwood
Speakers

Dr. Kristin Curry Greenwood, BHS’98, MS’99, DPT’10, EdD’17
Clinical Professor & Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Emily Zimmerman

Dr. Emily Zimmerman, PhD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Kristin Dunn, BHS'14, DPT, 15

Kristin Dunn, BHS’14, DPT’15
Inpatient Physical Therapist
Boston Medical Center

Kellie Bedoni, BHS’98, MS’99, DPT’18

Kellie Bedoni, BHS’98, MS’99, DPT’18
Founder
K Bedoni Physical Therapy

SAVE THE DATE

AUG 20, 2020

A View from the Frontlines of Post-COVID Rehabilitation

With Dr. Kristin Curry Greenwood, Dr. Emily Zimmerman, and alumni Kristin Dunn and Kellie Bedoni

AUG 06, 2020

Trailblazing Innovation in the Pharmacy Field and Profession

Description

As Northeastern students, Rebecca Velez Frey, BHS’98, and Melanie Smith, BHS’75, each followed a traditional educational path, but their careers reflect a flexibility and openness to innovative new ways of impacting their communities and profession. Hear more about Rebecca’s breadth of experience in Big Pharma and small startups, and what she’s learned along the way about social innovation and the power of mentoring the next generation. Melanie will share her insights from a long career in consumer product innovation and how that empowered her pivot to a new post-retirement role in community organizing and activism.

Rebecca Velez Frey Chief Operating Officer at EvolveImmune Therapeutics
Speakers

Rebecca Velez Frey, BHS’98
Chief Operating Officer at EvolveImmune Therapeutics

Melanie Smith — Northeastern alumna

Melanie Smith, BHS’75
Retired Product Development formulator and consultant and Pharmacist

Dr. Andrew Orr-Skirvin
Moderator

J. Andrew Orr-Skirvin
Chair and Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences
Director of Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program

JUL 30, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health and Emerging Strategies to Support People through and beyond the Pandemic

Description

COVID-19 has created unprecedented sources of individual, social and societal disruption. In this session,  we discuss the ongoing research at the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research, Department of Health Sciences, and from the APPEAR team in the Department of Applied Psychology, examining the impact of COVID-19 on mental health — specifically examining the impact of the pandemic on people with serious mental illness; and the impact on disordered eating. Also discussed was the emerging strategies to support mental health and well-being during COVID and to address the long lasting impacts on mental health of the pandemic.

Alisa Lincoln — Bouvé College of Health Sciences Northeastern
Speakers

Alisa K. Lincoln. PhD, MPH
Professor, Department of Health Sciences
Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research

Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Psychology

Suzanne Garverich — Northeastern University

Suzanne Garverich, MPH
Program Assistant Director, Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research
Program Manager, The Northeastern University Public Evaluation Lab (NU-PEL)

JUL 23, 2020

Broadening Our Understanding of Contact Tracing During COVID-19

Description

During this virtual event, discussed the importance of contact tracing as a public health tool during pandemics and the role, origins, and operations of the Massachusetts Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC) and the Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps (APHVC) in current contact tracing and case management efforts.

The focus was on the impact of current contact tracing efforts on the pandemic in our Commonwealth, the role of contact tracing in the context of existing health disparities, and how contact tracing intersects with social determinants of health and their differential impact within marginalized and minority populations in our communities.

Meredith Patterson, BS/MPH’21, a Care Resource Coordinator with the Massachusetts Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC), Magda Pankowska, BS/MPH’20, and Cassandra Dechaine, JD/MPH’21, volunteers with the Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps, shared their experiences as part of the first-in-the-nation response to take on case tracing as a statewide initiative. This discussion was led by Dr. Neil Maniar, PhD, MPH, who is a co-leader of the Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps.

Meredith Patterson, BHS’20, MPH’21
Speakers

Meredith Patterson, BHS’20, MPH’21
Care Resource Coordinator with the Massachusetts Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC)

Magda Pankowska, BS/MPH’20

Magda Pankowska, BS/MPH’20
Volunteer with the Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps

Cassandra Duchaine, JD/MPH’21

Cassandra Dechaine, JD/MPH’21
Volunteer with the Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps

JUL 16, 2020

Leadership and Innovation During COVID-19 and the Need for PPE

Description

Learn about the impact of leadership during the early days of Covid-19 and the critical call for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare professionals from around the globe. Rebecca Love, RN, MSN’94, nurse, entrepreneur, and co-founder of SONSIEL, and Hannah Rosenblatt, BHS’20, and co-founder of Masks for Massachusetts, share how they responded to the critical need for PPE in March 2020. This discussion was led by Dr Valeria Ramdin, MS, PhD, APRN-BC, CNE.

Rebecca Love — Northeastern University
Speakers

Rebecca Love, RN, MSN’94
Nurse, Entrepreneur, and Co-founder of SONSIEL

Hannah Rosenblatt BHS'20

Hannah Rosenblatt, BHS’20
Co-founder of Masks for Massachusetts

JUL 09, 2020

The Challenges and Impact of Schooling from Home During COVID-19

Description

Covid-19 has shined a spotlight on educational disparities for children. Beginning in March 2020, schools across the US shuttered their doors for what would be the remainder of the school year. Families were charged with the burden of educating their children at home while working either at home or in the community. Covid-19 has revealed marked educational disparities between children in higher income and lower income communities in terms of the amount of teacher delivered instruction, access to technology devices, and digital connectivity.

This conversation focuses on recent research of parents’ experiences with schooling from home. The potential impact on children’s learning is considered, as well as how this “new normal” may affect family eating habits, physical activity, social connectivity, and mental health. Discussion was encouraged to generate ideas, especially around opportunities for resilience and strategies to help families overcome the many obstacles yet to come.

Speakers
Dr. Amy Briesch — Applied Psychology Northeastern University

Amy Briesch, PhD
Associate Professor, Director of School Psychology
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Dr. Jessica Hoffmann — Applied Psychology Northeastern University

Jessica Hoffman, MEd, PhD
Associate Professor of School Psychology
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Dr. Robin Codding — Applied Psychology Northeastern University

Robin Codding, PhD
Associate Professor of Applied Psychology
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Dr. Christie Rizzo — Applied Psychology Northeastern University

Christie Rizzo, PhD
Associate Professor of Applied Psychology
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

JUN 18, 2020

Community Nurses Caring for Our Most Vulnerable Through COVID-19

Janet Rico, Assistant Dean of the School of Nursing at Northeastern University
Description

School of Nursing Assistant Dean, Janet Rico, and Clinical Professor, Laura Mylott, highlight the work of nurses caring for the most vulnerable in community settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Their conversation will focus on nurses practicing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, homecare, hospice, schools, and homeless shelters, who have been providing care with less than optimal resources, and putting their own safety at risk to support patients outside of the hospital setting. Many have faced ethical dilemmas and held up under incredible stressors, including grief. In spite of all that, they have shared the common themes of professional pride and joy in making a huge impact. Their work is truly inspirational.

Speaker

Janet Rico, PhD, MBA, NP-BC, FANP
Assistant Dean
School of Nursing
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

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