Amy Edmunds To Address Global Audience In Brazil
Amy Agyeman Edmunds, a graduate of Murray State University, will be presenting her research on stroke in young adults at the World Stroke Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, in October. Edmunds earned her M.A. in organizational communication at MSU in 2005. Dr. Lou Davidson Tillson, professor in the MSU department of organizational communication, directed Edmund’s thesis on social support for caregivers of stroke survivors.
The World Stroke Congress is a biennial event sponsored by the World Stroke Organization (WSO) that attracts more than 3,000 healthcare professionals and academics engaged in stroke care. WSO’s mission is to provide access to stroke care and to promote research and teaching in this area that will improve the care of stroke survivors throughout the world.
A lecturer in the department of health sciences at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C., Edmunds is a stroke survivor herself. She enrolled at Murray State University after experiencing a stroke at the age of 43. Her research focus led to the establishment of the nonprofit organization, YoungStroke, created to address the needs of young adults who experienced their first stroke between the ages of 20-64 and their caregivers.
Edmunds will also present at the Center for Disease Control’s Sixth Annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media in Atlanta. Earlier this year, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association nominated her as one of 150 delegates to the White House Briefing for Community Leaders on Cardiovascular Health in Washington, D.C.