Wednesday, February 11, 2015

No Brakes: The Transformative Power of Paralympic Sport

Join us on February 16 at 7pm in the Business Auditorium for an evening with Dr. Cheri Blauwet, a medical doctor and Paralympic athlete, to explore the social impact of Paralympics and changing paradigms around disability.

Dr. Blauwet is an Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

She has also earned seven Paralympic medals, competing as a wheelchair racer with the US Team at three Paralympic Games: Sydney ’00, Athens ’04, and Beijing ’08.  She is also a two-time winner of both the Boston and New York City Marathons, a three-time winner of the Los Angeles Marathon, and has been nominated for the ESPY Award, the Laurens World Sports Award, and Women’s Sports Foundation Athlete of the Year.

Dr. Blauwet was invited to speak at the University of Wyoming by Sarah Konrad, Associate Director of EPSCoR.  Dr. Konrad chairs the Athlete Advisory Council for the US Olympic Committee, and met Blauwet through her work with the US Anti-Doping Agency.  Dr. Blauwet is also active in Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

Her experience as a medalist, medical student, physician and teacher has inspired her to “bring the same sense of acceptance and positive self-identity” to her patients. Don’t miss this compelling speaker!  ​

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