Welcome to the ENACT Winter 2013 Newsletter
Greetings! Our winter newsletter corresponds with a blast of cold air and snowfall in Boston. It’s hard to believe that we are beginning year three of our Center. It seems like just yesterday that we were getting started and hiring our staff.
As we find ourselves entrenched in our research studies and working hard on our recruitment, we also welcomed our new pre-doctoral fellow, Molly Vaughan, DPT to our team in September. In addition, ENACT was involved with several presentations at the 2012 American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Scientific Meeting in November (ACR/ARHP), and we hosted our first webcast—a critical look at arthritis from a public health perspective by Dr. Patience White, Vice President for Public Health, Arthritis Foundation in September.
In conjunction with the Arthritis Foundation, the Lupus Foundation, and the Scleroderma Foundation, we sponsored our 5th consumer forum. This forum’s topic was pain and fatigue with arthritis and rheumatological conditions. As with our past forums, it is truly amazing to see the enthusiasm among consumers in our community and their immense interest in managing arthritis symptoms. There is truly a need to bring the research to people with arthritis living in the community. Finally, our student projects continue to develop with the addition of 7 new podcasts for our Active Living with Arthritis podcast series developed by two more Doctor of Physical Therapy Students.
We hope you enjoy our newsletter! As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions on our activities. Be well!
Julie Keysor, PhD, PT, ENACT Center Director