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Queen's Health Sciences Faculty Board Meeting - Feb 15 2022

Queen's Health Sciences Faculty Board Meeting - Feb 15 2022

Queen’s Health Sciences is proud to announce that Dr. Oluwaferanmi Okanlami will be joining us to present Disabusing Disability: Demonstrating That DISability Doesn’t Mean INability.

Dr. Okanlami will be speaking at the virtual Bi-Annual Queen's Health Sciences Faculty Board meeting on Tuesday, February 15, which takes place from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

Dr. Okanlami is the Director of Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services at the University of Michigan, where he oversees the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities, two testing accommodation centers, and the Adaptive Sports & Fitness Program. He is also an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Urology at Michigan Medicine, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Dr. Okanlami was born in Nigeria before immigrating to the US at a young age. He attended Stanford University where he also ran track & field, serving as captain his last two seasons and achieving Academic All-American recognition.

He then earned his MD from the University of Michigan before matching into Orthopedic Surgery at Yale. At the beginning of his third year he experienced a spinal cord injury, paralyzing him from the chest down. After two surgeries and intense rehabilitation, he was blessed with some return of motor function, and navigates the world as a proud wheelchair user, managing the other long-term sequelae of an incomplete cervical spinal cord injury.

He went on to earn a Master’s in Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship from the University of Notre Dame, and completed his Family Medicine Residency at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana.

He has been featured on CBS News, PBS News Hour, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and is passionate about adaptive sports and fitness, striving to provide access to physical fitness and inclusive recreational and competitive sports for all.

Please submit any items you have for the Faculty Board Meeting agenda to deanfhs@queensu.ca by Friday, February 11 at 12:00 pm. The meeting on Tuesday, February 15 will take place virtually via ZOOM.

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