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ASCIP Invites Richland Township Resident to Be Distinguished Lecturer

Dr. Martha Somers, assistant professor of physical therapy at Duquesne University, has been invited to serve as a Distinguished Lecturer at the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals' (ASCIP) annual educational conference and expo in Saint Louis, Miss., from Aug. 31 through Sept. 3.

A faculty member of Duquesne's Rangos School of Health Sciences, Somers teaches courses in clinical neurological science, foundational skills, and prosthetics and orthotics. A respected expert in spinal cord injury, prosthetics and orthotics, she has published on these topics and has presented before numerous professional organizations.

The ASCIP, which provides medical professionals with advanced-learning and networking opportunities, is comprised of four professional sections: the American Paraplegia Society, the Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses, Psychologists and Social Workers, and the Therapy Leadership Council.

Somers is a resident of Richland Township.

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