The Myeloma Crowd Community's Mountain West (previously known as Intermountain) Chapter will be collaborating with the Huntsman Cancer Institute's Multiple Myeloma Patient Education Group again this month.
Join us to learn about Neuropathy from our very own Huntsman neurologist, Kelsey Barrell MD. An interactive Q & A will follow. We’ll also hear a Huntsman patient briefly share some of his own experiences with myeloma.
This will be a great opportunity to hear from other myeloma patients and get some of your questions answered by a bona fide neuropathy expert. Don't miss it!
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Diagnosed in 2003 with multiple myeloma John Bailey, a retired physician, had 1 relapse in 2018. He has had 3 stem cell transplants. He is presently in remission. He has run multiple distant races and is an active gardener and musician. Ann has been his chief caregiver and cheerleader. They are thrilled to have been married 52 years and watch 5 children and 17 grandchildren grow!
Audrey joined the HealthTree Foundation as the Myeloma Community Program Director in 2020. While not knowing much about myeloma at the start, she has since worked hard to educate herself, empathize and learn from others' experiences. She loves this job. Audrey is passionate about serving others, loves learning, and enjoys a nice mug of hot chocolate no matter the weather.
Nico joined the Multiple Myeloma Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute in 2016, as its licensed clinical social worker. Before that, he was a social worker with Intermountain, primarily at LDS Hospital on their inpatient behavioral unit. He earned his Master of Social Work degree at the University of Utah. Originally from New York & Boston, Nico earned undergraduate degrees in Psychology & Theatre from Carleton College in Minnesota. He earned most of his very modest living as a stage actor in Minneapolis and Seattle for eight years, before moving to Utah in 2006. More recently, Nico has used role-play to help train physicians how to navigate especially difficult patient conversations – and to entertain his 13 & 9-year-old kids.
Kelsey Barrell, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neuromuscular Medicine within the Department of Neurology at the University of Utah. She hails from Portland Oregon, studied anthropology at the University of Victoria, BC before obtaining her MD at Rosalind Franklin University of Medical Sciences in Chicago. She completed internship, residency and fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Gordon Smith at the University of Utah where she developed a passion for academic medicine and education. Her academic interests include cancer and chemotherapy related neuromuscular complications and amyloidosis. She is the neurologic specialist in the regional Amyloidosis Program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and is helping develop a comprehensive multidisciplinary neuro-oncology clinic which will cover a wide range of neuromuscular disorders.
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