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Linda Tickle-Degnen was Keynote Speaker at the Living Well with Parkinson's Disease Retreat
Dr. Tickle-Degnen was Keynote Speaker at the 3-day Living Well with Parkinson's Disease Retreat hosted by the Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennslyvania. She lead three workshops and a panel presentation there. To learn more about this event, go to the Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennslyvania website.

Collaboration with Jewish Family & Children's Services (JFCS)
Over the past three summers, HQL lab research assistants Twyla Fink, Lisa Ryan and Sarah Porter have worked in collaboration with Nancy Mazonson, OTR/L at Jewish Family & Children's Services in Waltham and Linda Tickle-Degnen to facillitate programs for people with Parkinson's disease. The JF&CS Parkinson's Family Support Dance Program has been featured on Boston television Channel 5, offering creative movement and dance to participants with Parkinson's disease. Click here for more information on JF&CS Parkinson's programs.

Kathleen Bogart's Research Featured on the Cover of the New York Times Science Times
Kathleen Bogart's research on emotion recognition and social functioning with facial paralysis was the subject of a New York Times Science Times article, "Seeking Emotional Clues without Facial Cues".

Health Quality of Life Lab Featured in Tufts Alma Matters
Our research on the communication difficulties of people with Parkinson's disease and facial paralysis was featured in the Tufts Alma Matters article, "Face Time".

HLQ Lab Director Dr. Linda Tickle-Degnen moderated the AOTF 2009 Research Colloquium called "Life in Space". The 2009 Colloquium, which was held in Houston, Texas, on Friday, April 24, welcomed Leroy Chiao, PhD - veteran NASA astronaut of four space flights and former Commander and Science Officer of the International Space Station - who shared his experiences, as well as scientists from occupational therapy and allied disciplines whose research intersects with NASA as the agency addresses not only the challenges of living outside earth and after reentry from space, but also the benefits of such research for understanding daily activity on our planet.

Listen to audio from the proceedings about Linda Tickle-Degnen, the HQL Lab, and the discussion.

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