Southeast Michigan Post Polio Support Group
Michigan Polio Network became a Community Partner in 2015 with The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) with the intention of increasing the awareness of Post-Polio Syndrome among the medical community. As part of that effort, the Southeast Michigan Post-Polio Support Group formed a relationship with Dr. Tracey Taylor, Professor of Microbiology at OUWB, and was invited by Dr. Taylor to participate in the capstone research project of OUWB student, Amy Marlin Halder. Members of the support group were interviewed individually and also in focus groups by Amy about the life-long effects of having been infected with polio. This poster summarizes the methodology and the findings of Amy’s project. It was created by Amy entitled “Post-Polio Syndrome and Polio Survivor Biographies.” The poster was submitted as part of the 10th Annual William Davidson Medical Education Week and honored as the 2021 Poster Winner in Education Research Category.