Kristi Turner

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Name Kristi Turner
Education (degrees) DHS, OTR/L
Intuitional Affiliation Shirley Ryan Abilitylab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
Where you live and work Chicago, IL
Research Center for Bionic Medicine at Shirley Ryan Abilitylab
Expertise Area Please list all that apply: Occupational Therapist, Researcher, Educator, Rehabilitation/Upper Limb Loss Specialist
Why I volunteer for the AC Please include your background (including whether you are a member of the limb loss/limb difference community), and why you volunteer for the AC. What does participation in SciMAC mean to you?

I work as a research occupational therapist at the Center for Bionic Medicine. My specialty areas include treatment of upper limb loss/difference, multiple limb loss/difference, and burn injury. I have been an occupational therapist for over 20 years. I am involved in research, training, and testing with both Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) and non-TMR patients using conventional and experimental prosthetic components as well as conventional and advanced control schemes.
I was honored to be asked to be part of the Upper Limb Advisory Committee and the Scientific Medical Advisory Committee as working with individuals with upper limb loss/difference is my passion. I volunteer with Amputee Coalition because I feel it is very important that individuals with upper limb loss or difference receive the most accurate information and support available.

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