Twice a year, travel grants are awarded to a select group of students in an effort to help advance their professional and humanitarian goals throughout their education. Students are given the opportunity to use the funds to attend program specific national or regional conferences and participate in a variety of health screenings during humanitarian trips. The latest group of travel grant recipients used their funding for activities from February through the end of July 2017.
Ohio Speech Language Hearing Association Yearly Conference, March 30-April 1, Columbus, Ohio
Anna Fuller ’17SLP presented the poster, “The International Dysphagia Diet: Viscosity, Timing and Repeatability of Liquid Consistencies.” Fuller was excited to further her education in speech and swallowing therapy and network with other speech-language pathologists during the conference as she will be moving to Cincinnati upon graduation.
AudiologyNOW! 2017, April 5 - 8, Indianapolis, Ind.
Courtney Casler ’19AUD attended the conference as the vice president of Salus University’s chapter of the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA).
2017 Pennsylvania-Delaware Association for Education and Rehabilitation (AER) of the Blind and Visually Impaired Conference, April 26-28, Harrisburg, Pa.
Lindsay Johnson ’18BLVS presented the poster, “Nighttime Glare: A Case Study,” along with director of the Low Vision Rehabilitation Program Kerry Lueders, MS, COMS, TVI, CLVT, and two classmates - Grace Fontanez ’18BLVS and Christian D'Angelis ’18BLVS.
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, March 30-April 2, Philadelphia, Pa.
Zachary Saunders ’17OT attended the conference as the vice president of the OT class of 2017. Saunders said the experience was helpful to gain more insight to the current trends in the field of occupational therapy.
College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) Annual Meeting, April 25-29, 2017, Jacksonville, Fla.
Lauren Peirish ’19OD attended the conference as the vice president of Salus University’s COVD Student Club. She hopes to pursue a residency in pediatrics and vision therapy and thought the conference was beneficial in networking with others in the field as well as an invaluable learning experience.
American Academy of Physician Assistants Conference, May 14-19, Las Vegas
Eric Dees ’17MMS competed in the AAPA National Medical Challenge Bowl during the conference. Dees said the conference afforded him to opportunity to “attend world class educational programs, learn about the latest research, compete against other PA programs from all over the country, and represent Salus University on a national level.”
National Optometric Association Convention, July 12-16, Tigard, Ore.,
Alka Kumar ’19OD attended the conference as a member of the Salus University chapter of the National Optometric Student Association. The conference allowed Kumar “to interact and network with students from other schools that share my passion to cater to minority communities.”