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Development & Evaluation of SCI Hard - a Gaming App to Promote Self-management of Spinal Cord Dysfunction (10:08)
Michelle A. Meade, Ph.D.
Learn about SCI Hard, a healthcare gaming app developed at the University of Michigan to help adolescents and young adults with spinal cord injury and dysfunction (SCI/D) to apply self-management skills. In this presentation, psychologist Michelle A. Meade, Ph.D., one of the creators of the game, describes its features, why and how it was designed, and the research to evaluate its effectiveness. Video recordings from the game are used to illustrate key components of SCI Hard.
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Dr. Meade is a psychologist and associate professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan. Her primary research interests focus around patient self-management, participation and health improvement, and reduction of costs and healthcare disparities for individuals with disabilities.

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Career and Life Advice to Young Scientists (6:13)
Roy Davage Hudson, Ph.D.
"Well, the first thing I'd say [is] that you're not an island unto yourself. We're family, and we need each other. And we need to have a sensitivity in terms of, what is it I'm about to do, and what if that were done to me? What would be my response? And so, ...we are our brother's keeper, and we should function in the world in that manner." - Roy Davage Hudson, Ph.D., the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Michigan.

In this interview segment, Dr. Hudson looks back on his life and career in science and education to provide guidance and perspective to young people embarking on their careers.

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Roy Davage Hudson, Ph.D., has a long list of accomplishments to his name: first African-American to earn a pharmacology degree from the University of Michigan, Danforth Foundation fellow, Brown University Graduate School assistant dean, president of Hampton University, and more.

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Reflections on a Career in Science and Leadership (32:27)
Roy Davage Hudson, Ph.D.
In this interview, Roy Davage Hudson, Ph.D., shares his life events and lessons learned pertaining to his long career in academia and the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Hudson was the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Michigan. He has had a long and industrious career in academic medicine and the pharmaceutical industry.
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