News from Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

News updates this week: Second annual Run Walk & Roll brings hope and fun: register now!, STAR Project: Using Innovative Technology to Deliver Care to Underserved Areas, and Highlights Rehabilitation Reader.

Second Annual Run Walk & Roll Brings Hope and Fun: Register Now!
Even a broken arm from a recent scooter accident won’t stop fifth grader John Allen Atkins, a child with spina bifida, from walking in a road race on May 1. After all, it didn’t keep him from handing out fliers at his school and around his neighborhood to publicize the event.

John Allen, along with his parents Kathy and Tom Atkins, and his younger brothers Luke and Joshua, have joined the nearly 400 other participants who have already registered for the 2nd Annual Run Walk & Roll to be held at Crowder District Park in Apex.

The Run Walk & Roll includes a 5k run and one mile walk or roll to benefit children with disabilities, their families and providers. This year's event will be held on Saturday, May 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more details and to hear the rest of John Allen's story, click here.

The Stroke Telemedicine Access Recovery (STAR) Project: Using Innovative Technology to Deliver Care to Underserved Areas
Patricia Gregory, MD, assistant professor at UNC Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, will speak in Room 101 Rosenau on Friday, May 21 from 1 - 2:15 p.m. as part of the Health Disparities Seminar series. For more information, click here.

Highlights Rehabilitation Reader: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation's e-newsletter
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