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David Hockenbrocht, Mariana Popadich and Dr. Lynda Yang

Faculty and students at Spring Arbor University have begun collaborating with researchers and clinicians from the University of Michigan Brachial Plexus Program.  The program offers students the opportunity to work with one of the premier programs in the country and to provide advances in the treatment of the debilitating condition.  According to MedSAU Fund President David Hockenbrocht, this is the only medical research program in Jackson County.  Two of seven research programs are underway and Dr. Lynda Yang, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Michigan, Neurological Surgery and a leading expert on Adult and Pediatric Brachial Plexus Syndrome provided an update on the partnership.  Mariana Popadich, Nurse Practitioner,  plans on involving nursing students in research and education.  Other guests:  Erica Zimny, Managing Attorney, Legal Services of South Central Michigan;  Judy Gail Krasnow, Historic Prison Tours;  Kenny Price and Don Nelson, Grand River Environmental Action Team;  Linda Sisco and Nicki Vance, Village of Spring Meadows “Greatest Pet Show on Earth”, Saturday at the community from 10am to 4pm.

Monday’s program replays on Tuesday, September 10.

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