Online Course: Pulmonary Physiology and the Impact of SARS-CoV-2

Cost: $15, which includes 2 contact hours of Category 1 continuing education.

Presenter: Manda L Keller-Ross, PhD, DPT

Dr. Manda Keller-RossDr. Keller-Ross completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Mayo Clinic in cardiovascular diseases. She earned her PhD in Integrative Neuromuscular Physiology and Exercise Physiology from Marquette University. She graduated from Marquette with a Doctorate in Physical and earned a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota. She is currently a U of M faculty member for two PhD programs: Integrative Biology and Physiology & Rehabilitation Science. Her teaching area is physiology. She also leads the Cardiovascular Research and Rehabilitation Laboratory.

Learning objectives of the session:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to explain:

  • Mechanics and function of the pulmonary system
  • How gas exchange occurs in a healthy lung and how changes in metabolism and blood flow can influence gas exchange
  • How ventilation-perfusion mismatching causes abnormal gas exchange
  • Effects of SARS-CoV-2 on pulmonary physiology and function
  • Impact of smoking and co-morbidities on mortality in those with SARS-CoV-2
  • Rate at which communities of color disproportionately become sick and/or die of SARS-CoV-2.

For questions, contact Course Coordinator Maikha Xiong

Part of the Continuing Education 2021 Series | PT in the Time of COVID-19: A Pulmonary PT Overview



Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm