On behalf of the faculty, 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 the MUSC College of Health Professions.
Nancy Carson, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, and Patty Coker-Bolt, Ph.D., OTR/L,
FAOTA, were selected as Distinguished Fellows of the National Academies of
Practice (NAP) in Occupational Therapy, a high honor that acknowledges
outstanding achievements, leadership, and dedication to interprofessional
health care. Congratulations!
Ph.D., was awarded grant funding from the Rotary Club of Charleston to be
used for adaptive equipment and supplies to implement a community-based
physical activity opportunity for children with disabilities.
Michelle Woodbury, Ph.D., OTR/L, was nominated and recognized for her research
and development as part of the “I am an MUSC Innovator” campaign. The campaign
is designed to raise awareness of the many forms that innovation can
take, to inspire others, and to publicly recognize individuals and
The Grantsmanship and Mentorship in Education Research (GAMER) grand
writing workshop was held from Nov. 14 to 17. The goal of GAMER is to
increase education research for physical therapy
faculty members around the United States. There were approximately 20
attendees, including nine mentees working intensely on grant
James Krause, Ph.D., associate dean for research, was awarded the 2019
Health Care Heroes Award in the Health Care Researcher category.
Congratulations, Dr. Krause!
Dieujueste, a student in the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program,
received the 2019 Student Leadership in Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Award
sponsored by the Southern Association of Allied Health Deans at Academic Health
Smith, Ph.D., OTR/L, has been elected to serve on the American Occupational
Therapy Association Board of Directors. She will assume office July 1 for a
three-year term. Congratulations, Dr. Smith!
I am so proud of what is being accomplished
within our college, and it could not be done without your support!
Zoher F. Kapasi, Ph.D., PT, MBA
Dean and professor
MUSC College of Health Professions