January 1, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Café Conversation | Keeping Artists in SHAPe: Why Performers Need Specialized Health Care, Jan. 31

Café Conversation presents Dr. Jeff Russell on “Keeping Artists in SHAPe: Why Performers Need Specialized Health Care” on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. at the Baker Center Front Room.

Russell, director of Ohio University’s SHAPe Clinic, and his team of athletic trainers evaluate, treat and provide health and wellness advice to injured performers across a variety of performing arts disciplines, including dance, music, theater and marching band.

“Virtually every performing artist sustains several injuries in the course of his or her career,” Russell says. At his Café Conversation, Russell will explain why the health care system is so important for performers.

Dr, Jeff Russell, portrait in his office

Dr, Jeff Russell

Russell wants the audience to experience a view they can’t normally see during a performance, and gain an appreciation about why performing artists need specialized health care just like athletes. Toward that end, he will discuss several topics, including ballet en pointe, posture in musicians, head injuries in theater, and the unique health considerations of the Marching 110. Each of these examples will give a fascinating window into the world of performing arts medicine as it is practiced in the SHAPe Clinic.

“Everything we do at the SHAPe Clinic is designed to build bridges between art and science and between the College of Health Sciences and Professions and the College of Fine Arts. It’s a fantastic, innovative, interdisciplinary opportunity,” Russell says.

Sciencé Cafe events are held on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the Front Room at Baker University Center. They are free and open to students, faculty and staff. Science Café is a venue for students to share their interests informally during a conversation exchange in a friendly setting.

The Science Café is hosted by Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology and Vice President of the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi, and Roxanne Malé-Brune, Director of Grant Development and Projects in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creativity.

Science Café and Café Conversations are sponsored by the Office of Vice President for Research and Creativity and the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi.

Fall 2017 Science Café & Café Conversations

Sept. 20, Lisa Crockett, Professor, Biological Sciences | Watch on A&S TV

Café Conversation: Sept 27: Colin Gabler, Assistant Professor, Marketing | Watch on A&S TV

Oct. 11, Julie Suhr, Professor, Psychology | Watch on A&S YV

Oct. 18, Paul Patton, Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Food Studies | Watch on A&S TV

Nov. 11, Zach Meisel, Assistant Professor, Physics | Watch on A&S TV

Nov. 15, Srdjan Nesic, Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Director, Institute for Corrosion Multiphase Technology | Watch on A&S TV

Dec. 6, Nancy Stevens, Professor, Biomedical Sciences | Watch on A&S TV

Spring 2018

Jan. 24, Viorel Popescu, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences | Watch on A&S TV

Feb. 7, Kim Rios, Associate Professor, Psychology | Watch on A&S TV

Feb. 21 Jana Houser, Assistant Professor, Geography

March 7, Hans Kruse, Professor and Director, School of Information and Telecommunication Systems

March 21, Ken Walsh, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering

April 4, Morgan Vis, Professor and Chair, Environmental & Plant Biology

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