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Alumni Weekend 2022

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After a long-awaited return to in-person events, we are thrilled to welcome you back for NUPTHMS Alumni Weekend from Thursday, April 28 to Saturday, April 30, 2022. Please join us this spring in downtown Chicago!

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COVID-19 Safety Notice:

Only fully vaccinated individuals are permitted to attend Alumni Weekend 2022. Proof of full vaccination is required to attend ANY event. Should safety guidelines change closer to the event, we will communicate these updates via the FSM Alumni Weekend website

 

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Thursday, April 28

6:00-6:30PM

Light dinner
645 N. Michigan Avenue, 8th Floor, Room 800

A light dinner will be provided before the Loan Repayment for Physical Therapists course at 6:30pm.

6:30-8:00PM

Loan Repayment for Physical Therapists
645 N. Michigan Avenue, 8th Floor, Room 800

Cost: Alumni: Free, Non-Alumni: $25

Emily Osborn HeadshotPresented by: Emily Osborn. Emily is the Director of Financial Aid for Northwestern University's Chicago Office, working with the Feinberg School of Medicine MD, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and Prosthetic and Orthotic students as well as the Pritzker School of Law, School of Professional Studies and Kellogg’s Evening and Weekend MBA program. She began her career in financial aid as a federal work/study student, and has since worked for the Graduate Financial Aid Office at the University of Chicago, as the Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern, and as the Director of Admissions and Student Affairs for the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. Emily is a graduate of Antioch College, holds a Certified Financial Aid Administrator designation and currently severs on the National Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) Board of Directors.

This session will cover the basics of loan repayment including the available loan repayment plans, loan forgiveness options, and repayment strategies. A light dinner will be provided at 6:00pm and the course will begin at 6:30pm.

 

Friday, April 29

8:00-10:00AM

Registration
645 N. Michigan Avenue, 8th Floor Lobby

10:00-12:00PM

Effective Intervention Strategies in Infants at Risk of Neuromotor Impairment: What are the Key Ingredients?
645 N. Michigan Avenue, 8th Floor, Room 800

Cost: Alumni: $40, Clinical Instructors: $60, Non-Alumni: $80

Colleen Peyton HeadshotPresented by: Colleen Peyton, DP. Colleen Peyton is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences and Pediatrics at the Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. Colleen received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at MGH Institutes of Health in Boston, Massachusetts. Her research interests include spontaneous infant behavior and neuroimaging correlates, neurodevelopmental trajectories in high-risk infant populations, and early detection of cerebral palsy in infancy. She is the first (and only) licensed tutor of the General Movements Trust in North America and teaches the Prechtl General Movement Assessment to clinicians and researchers internationally. 

Objectives:
At end of session learners will be able to:

  • Discuss evidenced-based treatment approaches for improving neuromotor health in the first year of life in infants with risk of motor impairment
  • Demonstrate a strength-based approach with families
  • Utilize active learning activities with infant populations
  • Leverage the environment in treatment and treatment planning
  • Engage caregivers of infants in a therapeutic alliance

12:00-1:00PM

Lunch
645 N. Michigan Avenue, 7th Floor, Room 800

Boxed lunches will be provided.

1:00-4:00PM

Ethics in Physical Therapy
645 N. Michigan Avenue, 8th Floor, Room 800

Cost: Alumni: $60, Clinical Instructors: $90, Non-Alumni: $120

Tasha Weatherspoon HeadshotPresented by: Tasha Weatherspoon, PT, MPT. Tasha graduated from NUPTHMS in 1998. She has clinical experience in acute care, outpatient, SNF, and home health. She also has experience in Travel Physical Therapy in Illinois, Georgia and Florida. She has participated as Associated Faculty at NUPTHMS in the following courses: Issues Across the Lifespan, Foundations I and II, Professional Role Development, and Patient Management Field Trips for DPT students to get exposure to home health. Tasha has been a member of the Board of Directors of NUPT Alumni Association (NUPTAA) for eight years. She currently serves as President of the NUPTAA. Tasha is also a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee at NUPTHMS. She has written a chapter, Physical Therapy in Home Care Setting, in an e-book entitled: Physical Therapy for the Older Adult: Evidence Based Practice by Dr. Carole Lewis and others. Tasha participates in a number of career panels for high schoolers across Chicagoland to increase awareness about Physical Therapy.

The APTA has established Core Values for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants. These core values include: Accountability, Altruism, Collaboration, Compassion and Caring, Duty, Excellence, Inclusion, Integrity, and Social Responsibility. The purpose of this course is to take an in depth look at our core values with special focus being placed on Accountability, Collaboration, Integrity, and Social Responsibility and how these values influence our decisions on a day-to-day basis.

5:00-8:00PM

Alumni Social at Timothy O'Tooles
622 N. Fairbanks Court

Join us for the Alumni Social at Timothy O'Tooles. Come share stories, celebrate with classmates and mentors, and make new friends. As always, guests and spouses are welcome (guests also must register).

 

Saturday, April 30

8:00-10:00AM

Registration
645 N. Michigan Avenue, 7th Floor Lobby

8:00-9:00AM

Yoga
645 N. Michigan Avenue, 7th Floor, Room 710

We have a limited number of mats available for use. If possible, bring your own mat.

8:30-10:00AM

Tea and Coffee
645 N. Michigan Avenue, 7th Floor, Room 715

Tea and coffee will be served.

10:00-11:00AM

NUPTHMS Facility Tour
645 N. Michigan Avenue, 11th Floor Lobby

Peter McMenaminPresented by: Peter McMenamin, PT, DPT, MS, is a PTHMS alum (BS ’79, MS ‘87), earned his DPT degree from ATSU in 2017, and is a board-certified orthopaedic specialist since 1993. He is currently Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Strategic Partnerships at PTHMS and is Director of PT Academic Affairs at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (SRAlab). At Northwestern, his focus is to foster the integration of PT practice with education and research throughout the academic medical center and the 12-hospital Northwestern Medicine system. Peter was in hospital practice for seven years, ran a private practice in Chicago’s Loop for 28 years, and has extensive experience as an expert witness in PT malpractice cases. He has served as IPTA Treasurer and President, and as Treasurer of the Private Practice Section. Dr. McMenamin has received numerous regional and national awards including the NUPTHMS Alumnus of the Year Award (2006).

11:00-12:00PM

The Future of Cancer Rehab
645 N. Michigan Avenue, 7th Floor, Room 715

Ann Marie Flores HeadshotPresented by: Ann Marie Flores. Ann Marie is a clinician scientist who has devoted her career to the reduction of physical and functional effects from cancer. Her research goals are to (1) conduct and translate population-based research into patient-centered evidence-based interventions to prevent cancer-related limitations, impairments and disability particularly for minorities and the underserved and (2) implement and disseminate interventions to define the standard of cancer rehabilitation care and delivery across health care systems. She currently serves as the Director of Cancer Rehabilitation for the Cancer Survivorship Institute at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University. She earned her PhD in Medical Sociology and is a licensed physical therapist and certified lymphedema therapist.

11:00-12:00PM

Exploring NUPT History
645 N. Michigan Avenue, 7th Floor, Room 710

Sally Edelsberg HeadshotPresented by: Sally Edelsberg, PT, MS, Director of NUPT 1972-1999. Before NUPTHMS there was NUPT. Join Sally Edelsberg, Director of Programs in Physical Therapy from 1972-1999, to learn about our history and compare your memories with hers.

 

  

12:30-2:00PM

Alumni Luncheon and Awards Ceremony
645 N. Michigan Avenue, 7th Floor, Room 715

Join us for the 2022 Alumni Awards Ceremony. Lunch will be provided.

 

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Please join FSM's Medical Alumni Association for their Alumni Weekend programming from Friday, April 29 to Saturday, April 30, 2022. To see their full program, please visit the Medical Alumni Association website.

 

Friday, April 29

9:00-9:45AM

The Food Allergy Epidemic: Where Are We Now and New Advances with Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior Street

Presented by: Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Food Allergy and Asthma Research and professor of Pediatrics and Medicine.

9:00-9:45AM

Vascular Brain Aging with Farzaneh Sorond, MD, PhD
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior Street

Presented by: Farzaneh Sorond, MD, PhD, associate dean for Faculty Development; vice chair for Faculty Development and Education and chief of Stroke and Neurocritical Care in the Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology; and the Dean Richard H. Young and Ellen Stearns Young Professor of Neurology.

10:00-10:45AM

Why Is It So Hard to Treat Obesity, and What Can We Do About It? with Robert F. Kushner, MD, '82 GMER
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior Street

Presented by: Robert F. Kushner, MD, ’82 GMER, professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and of Medical Education.

10:00-10:45AM

Planning for the Future: What Will Your Legacy Be? with Camille Licklider, JD
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior Street

Presented by: Camille Licklider, JD. In this session, we will discuss ways that you can support your alma mater, while also achieving personal and financial goals. Come learn about arrangements that create a lifetime income stream, offer tax benefits, and leave a legacy for faculty and students. This session will be led by Camille Licklider, JD, executive director for Gift Planning, and will feature one of your fellow alumni. Bring your questions and ideas!

11:00-11:45AM

Permanent Lung Damage by COVID-19 Necessitating Lung Transplant with Ankit Bharat, MD
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior Street

Presented by: Ankit Bharat, MD, chief of Thoracic Surgery; the Harold L. and Margaret N. Method Research Professor of Surgery; and director of the Lung Transplant and ECMO Program at Northwestern Medicine.

3:30-4:15PM

Breakthroughs in Cardiovascular Medicine with Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior Street

Presented by: Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, vice dean for Diversity and Inclusion; the Magerstadt Professor; and chief of the Division of Cardiology.

3:30-4:15PM

Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center Tour 1
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior Street

This new center provides critical space for scientists researching cancer, heart disease, neurodegenerative disorders, diabetes, and other critical areas of study. The building design features a curved glass exterior with flexible floor plans for laboratories. The tower profile references and updates the soaring traditional Gothic buildings on Northwestern’s Chicago campus, presenting a striking profile on the city’s skyline and leading the way for future campus development. The design concept aligns with a vision of the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center as a strong connector at the core of a world-class academic medical district and research campus composed of Feinberg, Northwestern Medicine, the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and the Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute—the research arm of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

3:30-5:15PM

Women in Medicine Tea at the Historic Drake Hotel
140 E. Walton Place

Enjoy high tea at the Drake Hotel with finger sandwiches, fruit breads, scones, and French pastries. We welcome Northwestern Medicine’s women in medicine (MDs, nurses, scientists, physical therapists, dentists, and physician assistants) to this interactive session.

4:15-5:00PM

Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center Tour 2
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior Street

This new center provides critical space for scientists researching cancer, heart disease, neurodegenerative disorders, diabetes, and other critical areas of study. The building design features a curved glass exterior with flexible floor plans for laboratories. The tower profile references and updates the soaring traditional Gothic buildings on Northwestern’s Chicago campus, presenting a striking profile on the city’s skyline and leading the way for future campus development. The design concept aligns with a vision of the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center as a strong connector at the core of a world-class academic medical district and research campus composed of Feinberg, Northwestern Medicine, the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and the Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute—the research arm of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.


Saturday, April 30

8:00-9:00AM

Fun Run/Walk
Lake Shore Park Running Track
808 N. Lake Shore Drive

Meet family, fellow alumni, students, and faculty at the Lake Shore Park Running Track for a relaxed walk or run along Lake Michigan. Everyone is invited, no matter your fitness level! Just go at your own pace. We will start together, synchronize watches, and all meet back in time to enjoy the morning programming.

9:00-9:45AM

Exercise and its Myriad Benefits for Parkinson's Disease with Daniel M. Corcos, PhD
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior Street

Presented by: Daniel M. Corcos, PhD, professor of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences.

10:00-10:45AM

Global SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance, Forecasting, and Policy with Lori Ann Post, PhD
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior Street

Presented by: Lori Ann Post, PhD, director of the Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics; the Buehler Professor of Geriatric Medicine; and professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Social Sciences.

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