Medical Expert to Speak on Brain Injuries March 3

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Feb. 17, 2010 – The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation will host Dr. Sandra Billinger of the University of Kansas Medical Center in her presentation “Brain Injury:  Effects, Recovery and Retraining,” at 6 p.m. March 3 in Academic Auditorium in Academic Hall.The presentation, which is part of the department’s 2010 Distinguished Lecture Series, is free for the public.Billinger, a research assistant professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., is a recognized scholar.  She has published eight peer-reviewed professional articles, presented 21 peer-reviewed presentations and secured numerous research grants.  She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Physical Therapy Association, the Kansas Physical Therapy Association and the healthcare sector for the National Physical Activity Plan as well as a fellow of the American Heart Association Stroke Council.  After receiving her bachelor’s degree in physical education from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan., Billinger attended University of Kansas where she completed a doctoral degree in rehabilitation science and a master’s degree in physical therapy.  Billinger began to practice physical therapy in 2004 and continues as a clinician today.