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Dr. Jody Feld, PT, DPT, MPT, NCS, C/NDT

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International location: St. Elizabeth Parrish, Jamaica

Reason for international trip (Conference, lecturer, Service/volunteer, other):

Volunteer and leader for four Global Health Service Learning Experiences – “Stroke Camp”

Brief description of international experience:

The Jamaica “Stroke Camp” involves providing 7 to 10 days of intensive task-specific rehabilitation services to individuals post stroke in the community who have limited access to services. Dr. Feld has participated in a total of four of these service trips. The experience includes the provision of 1-week of rehabilitation services including assessment, treatment planning, and intervention (clinic, home, and community). Cultural immersion experiences include living in the local community, eating local foods prepared by community members, learning about the farming community, and seeing first hand how some of the common foods and handcrafted merchandise are made (e.g., coffee, cassava bread, coconuts, jewelry, etc.).

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Dr. Michel D. Landry BScPT, PhD

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International location: Nepal

Reason for international trip (Conference, lecturer, Service/volunteer, other):

Dr. Michel D. Landry was invited by the World Health Organization to be their disability and rehabilitation policy advisor in Nepal following the April 2015 earthquake.

Brief description of international experience:

Dr. Landry’s responsibilities during his time in Nepal included rounding on patients that were in acute care and step down facilities to facilitate triage and discharge planning of injured individuals, helping establish a 2,000 kg mobile hospital that could be transported by helicopter to remote areas (see picture), and helping to develop long-term policy on disability for the country. This natural disaster, though incredibly devastating and tragic, helped to establish a greater focus on disability and rehabilitation planning following disaster scenarios in Nepal, and in the future.

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