The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness

Making a Change with Katie Long

April 19, 2021 Season 4 Episode 87
The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness
Making a Change with Katie Long
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The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness
Making a Change with Katie Long
Apr 19, 2021 Season 4 Episode 87

Katie Long is an MD/PhD student at the University of Chicago. She is getting her PhD in computational neuroscience, and the focus of her research is our sense of touch.  A couple years ago, she began work on a collaborative project aimed at helping women who undergo mastectomy -- a surgery to remove the breasts to treat or prevent cancer. Many women with mastectomy lose sensation in their breasts, and this project centers on creating a device, which they have been calling the Bionic Breast, that will interface with women's nerves to restore the sensation that is lost.

Connect with Katie on Instagram

Learn more about the lab she works in HERE


This month, we'll be releasing a special series along with our regularly scheduled content. We know that as human beings, we are multi-faceted, multi-passionate people who have interests and identities beyond being chronically ill, which is why we're excited to bring you the 2020 Aerie Changemaker Podcast Series! In this mini-series, we interview women making a difference in the world, hear about the backstories behind their projects, and talk about all sorts of fascinating and important topics!

To learn more about all the Changemakers, check out the post here.

And as always, connect with us on Instagram here.

https://mywellnesshub.co/

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/therealspooniesunite)

Show Notes

Katie Long is an MD/PhD student at the University of Chicago. She is getting her PhD in computational neuroscience, and the focus of her research is our sense of touch.  A couple years ago, she began work on a collaborative project aimed at helping women who undergo mastectomy -- a surgery to remove the breasts to treat or prevent cancer. Many women with mastectomy lose sensation in their breasts, and this project centers on creating a device, which they have been calling the Bionic Breast, that will interface with women's nerves to restore the sensation that is lost.

Connect with Katie on Instagram

Learn more about the lab she works in HERE


This month, we'll be releasing a special series along with our regularly scheduled content. We know that as human beings, we are multi-faceted, multi-passionate people who have interests and identities beyond being chronically ill, which is why we're excited to bring you the 2020 Aerie Changemaker Podcast Series! In this mini-series, we interview women making a difference in the world, hear about the backstories behind their projects, and talk about all sorts of fascinating and important topics!

To learn more about all the Changemakers, check out the post here.

And as always, connect with us on Instagram here.

https://mywellnesshub.co/

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/therealspooniesunite)