HER Speaker Series

Bone Health Expert Panel

May 5, 2022
6:00 pm EST live on Zoom 

May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. Join expert panelists for an interactive discussion on how you can take active measures to ensure ways to maintain your bone health through nutrition and exercise.

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Meet the Speakers

Dr. Nathan Handley

Jefferson Health

Dr. Handley is Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer and Fellow in Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University. He received his MD from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and completed residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California-San Francisco, followed by fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Erin Pellegrin RD, LDN

Unite for HER

Erin Pellegrin RD, LDN joined Unite for HER full-time as the Nutrition Manager after working as a nutrition counselor since 2013. She begins the nutrition discussion at each Wellness Day. She also provides hands-on education with both grocery store tours and in-home cooking, and is a contributor to the UFH blog. Prior to joining UFH, she worked as a clinical dietitian at Hahnemann University Hospital where she worked primarily with the inpatient and outpatient oncology population. She received her nutrition degree from LaSalle University and has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Journalism from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. She currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Priscilla Fitzpatrick

Stronger Thru Cancer

Priscilla Fitzpatrick is a cancer survivor, mom and widow. She formerly ran the Livestrong program at a Y here outside Philadelphia, where she trained 100’s of people living with cancer. When COVID hit she formed Stronger Thru Cancer to support people with cancer from the safety of their own homes. Her focus is on their health and wellness through exercise, yoga and mindfulness meditation. She is a certified Group Fitness instructor, a Livestrong Fitness instructor, an experienced Registered Yoga instructor and a Cancer Exercise Specialist through the American Council on Exercise. 

She believes that exercise and meditation play an integral part in healing and her goal is for every person to have access to them as part of their overall treatment plan.

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