Veteran Innovation Series: Robert Wiederien (Ph.D. Candidate) and Dr. Ryan Rosell

Apr 28, 2021

04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

207 Calvin Hall, Iowa City, IA 52245

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Veteran Innovation Series, Ideas at Work

The Veteran Innovation Series spotlights UI graduate and professional student Veterans' innovative thinking and the ways their work will impact our communities. Join us for a dual public lecture featuring Robert Wiederien (PhD candidate, Graduate College) and Dr. Karl (Ryan) Rosell (D.D.S., College of Dentistry) as they discuss the ways their paths to higher education and the passion behind their research and practice. Each speaker will offer a 30-minute presentation with a public Q & A session to follow. 

About the Speakers

Robert Wiederien is a PhD candidate in Rehabilitation Science (Graduate College). A retired LCDR in the US Navy, Wiederien studies how the use of visual feedback and virtual reality can help physical therapists train patients to most effectively use orthotics/braces and prosthetics.

Dr. Ryan Rosell is a professional student in the Endodontic Specialty Residency program (College of Dentistry). A former dentist in the US Army (MAJ), Rosell aims to inspire others to pursue a career in medicine.

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