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The Office of Student Disability Services and the Office of Equity and Diversity invite faculty and staff to attend a luncheon presentation and panel discussion on When Academics & Concussion Collide: Navigating Postsecondary Student Success.

Approximately 70% of all temporary disability referrals to the Office of Student Disability Services in the Fall 2023 semester stemmed from concussion-related injuries, regardless of a student’s extracurricular endeavors. Given the varied nature of concussion symptom presentation and healing progression, providing support to concussed students is challenging to navigate both in and outside of the classroom.

This event aims to enhance one’s understanding of concussions from both a physiological and current research perspective, challenge outdated beliefs, and target critical issues and obstacles faced by concussed students at the postsecondary level. Campus partners in attendance will have the opportunity to engage in open discussion with the panel experts to acquire tangible solutions to support concussed students and maximize their academic achievement throughout the healing process.

The presentation and discussion will be led by Brian Rieger, co-chair of the Brain Injury Association of New York State’s (BIANYS) Return to Life Committee of the Concussion Initiative; psychologist and assistant professor, SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Department of Psychology. Additional panelists include Michelle Kellen, professional development manager, BIANYS; and Ellen Larson ‘94, director of student health services at Colgate.

Attendees are encouraged to pre-register for the event.

Questions can be directed to Molly Mendolia:

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