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School of Health and Natural Sciences Events

Past SHNS Events

“Walking Again” – Where Robotics Meets Exercise
  • An Introduction into the World of Exoskeleton Assisted Walking in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury. 
  • An overview of the technology and its use, along with an update on its research. 


Mercy College – Dobbs Ferry Campus – Main Hall – Lecture Hall

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 – 9:00 A.M to 11:00 A.M.


Speech-language pathologists are part of the team of medical professionals working with patients with malignancies of the head and neck.  SLPs require specialized knowledge and training to provide appropriate care with this population. This workshop promises both practical knowledge and application information regarding staging, current oncologic treatments, deficits that often result from these treatments, and communication/swallowing therapeutic and management strategies. Laurie will include case studies to broaden your current knowledge and patient volunteers will discuss their patient experiences.


 Laurie Wennerholm is a clinical specialist in swallowing disorders with 22 years of experience working with patients with head and neck cancer, voice restoration and swallowing disorders in head and neck cancer patients, specifically those with total laryngectomy. She is a well known and sought after lecturer and adjunct professor on this topic. Laurie is a Senior Speech-Language Pathologist at the White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care where she works on a multidisciplinary team of professionals caring for patients with complex head and neck malignancies. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Currently, she is enrolled in a Ph.D. program with the University of Queensland conducting research regarding optimal care pathways for patients with total laryngectomy in order to improve care and quality of life for this special population.


This course is offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

Laurie Wennerholm, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Sunday March 8th, 8:30 am- 12:45 pm 555 Broadway

Main Hall- Lecture Hall


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Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522


This is a workshop you won’t want to miss! So please place this workshop on Sunday, March 8 in your planner, and I promise you a great learning opportunity.

Department of Natural Sciences Seminar Series

Dr. Ilirian Dhimitruka
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Dept. Nat. Sci., Mercy College

Presenting: Crowded triarylmethyl radical sensors that measure pH, pO2 and redox status in cellular systems.

Tuesday, December 3rd.  3-4:00pm, Main Hall 201

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SHNS New Student Welcome Day

Join the Dean, Associate Dean, Faculty and PACT counselors of the School of Health and Natural Science for an ice-cream meet and greet on Wednesday Sept 18th, in Main Hall RM374 from 2:30-4pm

Come network with faculty and colleagues while seeing the sun set on the Hudson River!

Free continuing education workshop from 5-6pm in the Lecture Hall, followed by a wine and cheese reception in the Health Professions Wing from 6-8pm

RSVP: Kate Keesler 914-674-7444, or email

Technology Conference 2019

Fourth Annual Tech Supports for Cognition and Learning Conference 


Co-Sponsored by: Mercy College’s School of Health and Natural Sciences and the Arc of Westchester 

Date: March 28, 2019 

Place: Rotunda, Mercy College