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COVID-19 UPDATE: Mar 9th

March 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm MST

FREE VIRTUAL EVENT!

This is a LIVE  virtual event.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. This event will be held over the Zoom platform.  You will receive an email invite to join the meeting.

COVID-19 & THE BRAIN | MONTHLY UPDATE:
The Neuro, Cognitive & Social Effects of COVID-19

Tuesday, March 9th, 3:00pm-4:30pm (AZ) (Arizona time)

REGISTRATION CLOSES WEDNESDAY 3/8 @ NOON*

The work of Cognitive FX gives us special insight into the rehabilitation process for survivors of COVID-19. This talk looks at how recovery works once someone is discharged and skills that must be re-learned. It also looks at the relational effects of isolation, dependency, and how to develop resiliency for the long journey.

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THIS MONTH’S PRESENTERS

Dr. Alina K. Fong, PhD
Co-Founder, Clinical Neuropsychologist, and Clinical Director of Cognitive FX

Alina K. Fong received her PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology with an emphasis in neuroimaging from Brigham Young University.  

During her academic career under the mentorship of Dr. Erin Bigler and Dr. Mark Allen, Dr. Alina Fong received the national American Psychological Association Clinical Neuropsychology Division 40 Graduate Student Research Award in 2004 for her research on “Cortical Sources of the N400 and ‘The N400 Effect.” Dr. Fong’s interest in brain mapping soon turned to functional MRI, and since then, her research efforts have been focused on the clinical applications of fMRI.  

In tandem with Dr. Allen, she has published numerous articles combining neuropsychology and neuroimaging, along with deriving normative data for various populations, including concussion, eating disorders, and moderate to severe brain injury. She was able to complete an internship at the Veteran’s Affairs Salt Lake City Healthcare System and worked extensively with OIF and OEF veterans with both traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.  

She proudly serves on the Board and is the Conference Committee Director of the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah, is a member of Public Policy Committee of the United States Brain Injury Alliance, and serves on the Professional Advisory Board of PINK Concussions.  

In addition to her continuing research activities, Dr. Fong is currently the Director of Cognitive FX, the premiere concussion treatment center that utilizes functional NeuroCognitive Imaging technology. She is also currently a Clinical Neuropsychologist at Intermountain HealthCare in Utah for 13 years, and has helped build the Sports Medicine and Concussion Clinic practices in Utah Valley.

Dr. Jaycie Loewen, PhD
Clinical Neuroscientist of Cognitive FX

Dr. Jaycie Loewen is a Clinical Neuroscientist who received her Doctorate of Neuroscience at the University of Utah. Her background includes the study of basic and clinical brain injury, including the publication of research regarding mechanisms of epilepsy pathophysiology. Her work has elucidated the role of glial and neuronal cell profiles in viral-induced brain injury and acute seizures. Dr. Loewen is further a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholar, with a Master’s in Clinical Investigation awarded in 2018, as well as a recipient of the Higher Education Teaching Specialist Certificate. Through these degrees, she obtained experience with patient care and education as well as an understanding of the necessity of respecting patient experience and symptoms.

Dr. Loewen’s focus is firstly patient care and education. She also provides literature analysis and aids in the publication of Cognitive FX’s research. Her goal is to improve Cognitive FX’s ability to help patients through equal interaction and communication, as well as the furthering of concussion and mild traumatic brain injury treatment and science.

 

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Date:
March 9
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm MST
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VIRTUAL EVENT
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Organizer

Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
Phone:
602-508-8024
Email:
info@biaaz.org