On behalf of the faculty members, staff, and students, I
would like to thank each of you for your commitment and dedication to the
college! It is my pleasure to share with you some exciting updates from CHP.
As you know, it is our vision to improve the health of
populations by developing and inspiring health scientists and leaders. In
support of that vision, we continue our search for a new faculty member to
bolster our health services research expertise, and we continue to plan for growth in our
current programs and the addition of new online/hybrid programs, which we hope
to announce in the near future.
While I am excited about our progress towards addressing our
strategic initiatives, it is not the only thing we have to celebrate at CHP.
October is National Physical Therapy Month. Students and faculty members from the Division of
Physical Therapy (PT) participated by fundraising for the OneWorld Health and
Haiti Rehabilitation Foundation. They also celebrated Global PT Day of Service
with demonstrations and activities on campus.
Cindy Dodds, Ph.D., and Patty Coker-Bolt, Ph.D.,
OTR/L, presented at the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine conference in
Anaheim, California. Coker-Bolt presented “Cultural Variations in the
Implementation of Pediatric Constraint-induced Therapy in Developing
Countries,” and Dodds presented “Multi-faceted Mealtime Management for Children
with Cerebral Palsy: The Art and Science of Supporting Oral Feeding.”
The Division of Physician Assistant Studies
celebrated Physician Assistant Week, Oct. 6 through 12, with activities like blood pressure screenings, a
career day at College of Charleston, and a food drive.
Richard Bottner, a third year student in the
Doctor of Health Administration program, has been selected as the Physician
Assistant Foundation’s 2019 Breitman-Dorn Research Fellow. The endowment provides financial assistance
to doctoral candidates who are making a contribution to research on the
influence of physician assistants on medical care.
I am so proud of what is being accomplished within our college
and it simply could not be done without your support!
Zoher F. Kapasi, Ph.D., PT, MBA
Dean and professor
College of Health Professions