Featured Speakers

Dr. Amanda Guidero

Dr. Amanda Guidero
Monday, October 14, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Dr. Amanda Guidero will lead us through a conflict resolution workshop.  Dr. Guidero, is Fellow of Conflict Engagement at the Creighton University School of Law.  She holds a Ph.D. in International Conflict Management from Kennesaw State University.  After earning her Ph.D. she continued her work at Kennesaw State University as a postdoc and research assistant.  Her research assistantship involved, among other things, work with a wide range of programs sponsored by the Georgia Council for International Visitors.  She has continued working with nonprofit organizations and is currently a research associate for TRENDS Global.  Her interactions with nonprofits have informed her research which focuses on civil society organizations, leadership, and decision making in high risk environments.

Dr. Jorge Zuniga Dr. Jorge Zuniga
Tuesday, October 15, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Luncheon Speaker

Dr. Jorge Zuniga will relate the story of the creation and deployment of the Cyborg Beast, a 3-D printed, upper extremity prosthesis that has made artificial hands affordable and more useful for children around the world.  The Cyborg Beast was named one of the best inventions of 2014 by MSN.com. Dr. Zuniga earned his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  He currently works at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomechanics.  Dr. Zungia's team at UNO continues to refine the Cyborg Beast and develop other, low-cost, 3-D printed prostheses, orthotics and assistive devices for children.

Lisa Traditi
Tuesday, October 15, 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
MLA Update

Lisa Traditi, Associate Professor and Deputy Director, was a hospital librarian for 9 years in the Denver metro area before joining the faculty of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Library in 1996.  Lisa is President-elect Medical Library Association, a two-times past chair of the Midcontinental Chapter of MLA, and an advisory board member for the University of Denver School of Library and Information Science.  Lisa received her Master’s in Library Science from the University of Arizona and is a Distinguished member of the Medical Library Association's Academy of Health Information Professionals. 

In addition, Lisa is:

  • The local coordinator for Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-Based Practice for Medical Librarians;
  • A chapter contributor for Evidence-Based Practice: An Implementation guide for healthcare organizations, published in 2011; the MLA Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries, published in 2011; and Nursing Research Secrets, published in 2003; and
  • A recipient of the CCML Marla Graber Award and the MCMLA Bernice Hetzner Award.
  • An avid camper, spending almost every weekend from May through September somewhere in the mountains of Colorado with her handsome dog, Amos, and even more handsome husband, Frank. 


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