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Laura Zdziarski with Dean Kleinschmidt, head Athletic Trainer for the Detroit Lions, former PFATS president, and NATA Hall of Fame member

Rehabilitation Science Student Looks to Improve Outcomes for Obese Orthopedic Trauma Patients

  • PhD student, Laura Zdziarski, is investigating methods to improve wellbeing, perceived functional ability and physical function of obese patients who experience orthopedic injuries. Her focus is on an integrated care approach and early mobilization for patients.
  • Laura was recently awarded a grant through the National Athletic Trainers Association to further her research under the guidance of Dr. Heather Vincent and Dr. Marybeth Horodyski.