APTA podcast series on diversity in the physical therapy profession features Wayne State students, alumni and faculty

Bana Odeh
Third-year Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Bana Odeh is a co-founder of the programs's Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equity in Action (IDEA) student org and a member of the APTA MI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

When the Michigan chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) began its six-part podcast series on diversity in the physical therapy profession, they came to Detroit first. WSU Applebaum alumna Andrea Moore, a senior physical therapist at the DMC, was their first interview; the second features DPT student and Class of 2021 Vice President Bana Odeh, who discusses her own journey and how she plans to help the Muslim community.

Future installments of the APTA MI Waves podcast series, to be released weekly, feature WSU Applebaum Ortho 2 adjunct faculty member Robert Burns and more. An earlier episode featured Associate Clinical Professor Andrew Moul.

"I am so proud of the raw, bold and unapologetic discussions we had," Odeh said. "I was also very impressed with our hosts for how vulnerable they were willing to be during uncomfortable conversations."

Listen on the APTA page or search "APTA MI Waves" wherever you listen to podcasts.

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