As a neurosurgeon, I see too many brain and spine injuries that are preventable
Reno, NV (PRWEB) October 04, 2011
The ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation, was first implemented nationally in 1986. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) initiated its development. Today, the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation offers research-validated multi-level educational programs that have reached millions of young people nationally and internationally, has had major influences on public policy initiatives, and continues to expand to reach those most vulnerable to traumatic injuries.
ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada is based in Reno, Nevada. Sherise Smith, MS, PT, CVIS, the Chapter Director, has over 10 years experience in therapy of brain and spine injured patients and works with the organisation Rehab without Walls. The Board of directors includes two neurosurgeons (Jay Morgan, MD from Sierra Neurosurgery Group and Lali Sekhon, MD, PhD, FACS from Nevada Neurosurgery) and two trauma surgeons (Martin Bain, MD and Frieda Hulka, MD, both from Western Surgical Group. Dr. Hulka has particular expertise in pediatric trauma). Also on the board of directors are Marca Alexander, MD, a spinal cord rehabilitation specialist and Cathi Peterson LPN. Both Sherise and Cathi are part of the Brain Injury Association of Nevada as well.
ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada will aim to improve education amongst people living in Reno and it’s surrounds fostering a culture of preventative activities to reduce brain and spine injuries. “As a neurosurgeon, I see too many brain and spine injuries that are preventable through activities such as wearing a helmet or not drink driving” says Lali Sekhon, MD, the Sponsoring Physician for ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada.
ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada is a chapter of the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation, founded by America’s Neurosurgeons. ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada is a not-for-profit organization and welcomes donations of time and/or money through it’s website http://www.thinkfirstnevada.org.