Durham, North Carolina, United States
Lunar Singsomphone is a second-year student in the Occupational Therapy Doctorate program at Duke University's School of Medicine who is also completing an Innovation and Entrepreneurship certificate through the Graduate School. In addition to her studies, Lunar volunteers her time assisting Dr. Kimberly Hreha with research, collaborates with the Bass Connection’s Life after Stroke: A Sensory Health Initiative research team, serves as a Student Ambassador for the Duke OTD admissions team, is a Teaching Assistant for the Duke OTD Applied Practice Experience (APEx) courses, and is an External Advocacy Committee Member of the Duke Graduate Professional Student Government.
Prior to beginning her studies at Duke University, she earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2021 where she double majored in Psychology and Exercise and Sport Sciences and minored in Health and Society. Her experiences as a Camp Counselor for the UNC Helping Kids with Hemiplegia CIMT Summer Camp, Direct Support Professional through the Autism Society of North Carolina, Research Assistant in the UNC Department of Allied Health Sciences, and various OT volunteering and shadowing opportunities transformed her perspective on health and well-being such that the therapeutic aspect of health and psychosocial effects to one's well-being was made apparent to her.
Lunar is looking forward to joining a profession that not only emphasizes clinical and research practices to improve health but also social justice approaches to enhancing the quality of life among individuals of all communities. She is particularly interested in exploring neurological rehabilitation, acute and critical care, and neonatal and pediatric intensive care practice settings.
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM