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Occupational Therapist to Reflect on Iraq Service

At Duquesne’s Occupational Therapy Celebration, decorated Duquesne University alumna Capt. Lynsay Whelan will share experiences as the occupational therapist at a combat support hospital in Baghdad and as occupational therapy consultant to all of Iraq.Her presentation, which is free and open to the public, will focus on how Army occupational therapists use telemedicine and creative collaborations to improve patient care in Iraq.

She served in Iraq from May 2008 to August 2009 and has received the Bronze Star Medal and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.

Following her graduation from Duquesne in 2006, Whelan completed the Army’s occupational therapy internship program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. She was promoted to captain and completed a residency program that enabled her to become a “physician extender” in upper extremity injuries and conditions.

When: Thursday, Jan. 28, at 5:45 p.m.

Where: Duquesne University’s Power Center Ballroom, Forbes Avenue and Chatham Square

Information: ot@duq.edu or 412.396.5945

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