October 2019 updates from College of Health Professions Dean Zoher F. Kapasi.

Zoher F. Kapasi
October 14, 2019
Dean Zoher F. Kapasi in his office.

Dear CHP alumni and donors,

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

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Zoher F.  Kapasi
Dean and professor
Ph.D., PT
College of Health Professions

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