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Physical therapy students attend global conference

Marissa Smyrski spent a week at Duke University recently figuring out ways to help victims of the earthquake in Nepal and encourage women worldwide to seek medical help for incontinence.

Her findings will never actually make their way to the countries, but the five-day conference was a great learning experience that has inspired her to consider looking for work overseas after she graduates.

I am definitely considering it, says Smyrski, of Ira, Vt., who will graduate with a doctorate in physical therapy in 2017. I never imagined when I first came to URI that I would think about working abroad, so its exciting.

Smyrski is one of six students who attended the Global Health Institute for...

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