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‘Brain Attack’ forum focuses on effects of stroke

College of Health and Human Services presents stroke forum
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Brain Attack ConferenceThe College of Health and Human Services at Missouri State University will present its 2012 Multidisciplinary Forum “Brain Attack! Impact of Stroke: Survivor, Family, Community” from 6–8:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Plaster Student Union Theater.

“The goal of this forum is to educate the community on the necessity of multiple disciplines of health care and service providers to work together in long-term stroke recovery,” said Jacquelyn Coones, resource development specialist for the College of Health and Human Services. “In addition, it is important for the community to understand the impact of stroke on the survivor and their family.”

The forum will focus on the effects of stroke on two survivors, their caregivers and the healthcare community, and include a keynote address and panel discussion.

“It takes a village to help a stroke survivor through recovery,” said Jennifer Kerr, clinical assistant professor in the department of communication sciences and disorders. She stresses the importance of strong support networks for stroke victims and their families.

The forum is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Coones at (417) 836-8990.


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The College of Health and Human Services offers 16 undergraduate and 17 graduate and certificate programs. The academic units in the college include: biomedical sciences; communication sciences and disorders; health, physical education and recreation; nursing; physical therapy; physician assistant studies; psychology; public healthsocial work; and sports medicine and athletic training. Complementing the academic course work in nationally accredited programs are clinical experiences, laboratory and research experiences and internship opportunities. Students receive comprehensive training through interdisciplinary course work, coupled with professional mentoring in the work environment.


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