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OUT OF THE WHITE COAT Psychology and Philanthropy Concussion specialist believes in athletics and activism M arla Shapiro, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, a nationally certified school psychologist and a credentialed ImPACT consultant specializing in developmental neuropsychology, school psychology and concussion management. She currently serves as chief neuropsychologist for the Concussion Institute at Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth, the first center of its kind in the Southeast that provides comprehensive concussion care and management-under one roof. Dr. Shapiro has been a licensed psychologist since 1997 and is a founding member of the Sports Neuropsychology Society-and one of only two current members in Georgia. She comes to the Concussion Institute with more than 20 years of experience working with athletes and individuals of all ages who have traumatic brain injuries and other neurological, behavioral and developmental disorders. (Learn more about the Concussion Institute at GMC-Duluth by visiting Originally from Charlotte, N.C., Dr. Shapiro completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia. She received her doctorate in school psychology and developmental neuropsychology from Georgia State University and is currently licensed as a psychologist in Georgia and Maryland. When she's not working, she spends time with family and is an active supporter of cancer-related causes in Georgia and Maryland. Meet Marla Shapiro, PhD Practice: Concussion Institute at GMC-Duluth Specialties: Developmental neuropsychology, school psychology Years practiced: 18 Birthplace: Charlotte, N.C. An avid runner, Dr. Shapiro is joined by her daughter, Dana, and friends from the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. 54 SPRING 2 014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Spring 2014 - Gwinnett Medical Center

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2014 - Gwinnett Medical Center
Phil’s Feature
Staying Ahead of Concussions
The Recovery Zone
Occupational Hazards
The New Rules of Play
Shopping for Two
Back to Basics
Burn, Baby, Burn
Angelina Jolie
Rock Your Health
Breaking Up with Salt
Disgusting! (or Not?)
Virtual Health
PrimeTime Health
Ready, Set, Run!
You Can Change the World
Out of the White Coat
Transforming Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2014 - Gwinnett Medical Center