Monday, June 11th | 5:30 PM | Our Lady of the Snows | Free
As part of our Mental Health Program, join ACE along with leading Brain Injury specialists for a concussion discussion. Learn about how to reduce your risk of a concussion, the signs and symptoms of a concussion, when to seek medical attention and the resources that are available here in Utah for those who have suffered a concussion or brain injury.
Presenting at the event will be:
Glenn Lanham, Brain Injury Alliance of Utah (BIAU)
Glenn is a Virginia native who has been a part of the local non-profit community since 1993. Glenn began serving as Executive Director for the Brian Injury Alliance of Utah in December 2015. Prior organizations served include the University of Utah, Special Olympics Utah, Utah Symphony/Utah Opera, and the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Glenn is a caregiver for one of his sons who suffered a stroke at age 5 and a subsequent significant brain injury, and who later received a full heart transplant at age 17. Glenn brings to his work a keen sense of the day-to-day reality of the impact of brain injury on a family, and the vital importance and challenges of such daily care. In his free time, Glenn enjoys father time, composing original music for piano and guitar, singing, cooking, and pursuing all things sports.
Ryan Pelo, University of Utah Sugar House Health Center, PT, DPT, NCS
Ryan is the lead physical therapist on the brain injury team at the University of Utah Sugar House Health Center. He specializes in traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries, concussions, vestibular disorders, and stroke. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University in 2010, received his Neurologic Clinical Specialist designation in 2014, and a Certificate in Vestibular Rehabilitation in 2017. Before joining the University of Utah in 2015, Ryan was a therapist at what is now known as the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His interests outside of clinical care include collaborating with community organizations to bring adaptive sports programming to patients of all diagnoses.
Dr. Patricia Lowrimore, Jordan Valley Medical Center West
Dr. Lowrimore is the Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services at Jordan Valley Medical Center West in Salt Lake City. She trained in general Psychiatry at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and subspecializes in neuropsychiatry. She is board certified in both. Through the course of her practice over 25 years, she has been a consulting neuropsychiatrist for various institutions serving persons with such neurological impairments as traumatic brain injury, dementia, other cognitive impairments, Huntington’s Disease and other movement disorders, etc. Her specialization makes her uniquely skilled at understanding and treating the behavioral disturbances associated with neurologic disease.