January 2021 College of Health Professions updates from Dean Zoher F. Kapasi

Zoher F. Kapasi
January 12, 2021
Dean Zoher F. Kapasi in his office.


Dear CHP alumni and donors,

Happy new year and I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season! We are looking forward to the year ahead and to celebrating the continued accomplishments of our alumni and the College of Health Professions.

  • The new Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program will have a site visit by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) Jan. 21 and 22. The CAA will be making a decision regarding accreditation candidacy for the program.
  • Gretchen Seif, PT, DPT, associate professor in the Division of Physical Therapy, was nominated for an “I am an MUSC Innovator” award for her continued efforts in employing new teaching methods to keep students engaged in their physical therapy coursework.

I hope you will join me in welcoming the following new faculty members to the College of Health Professions.

Division of Speech-Language Pathology

Lori-Ann Ferraro, MS, CCC-SLP, assistant professor
Theresa Hopkins-Rossabi, Ph.D., MS, CCC-SLP, assistant professor
Sabrina Horvath, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, assistant professor
Janina Wilmskoetter, Ph.D., assistant professor

Division of Physician Assistant Studies

Aislinn Hopkins, PA-C, instructor
Emily Douglas, PA-C, instructor

I want to thank you for your continued support, and I hope that you and your loved ones continue to stay well. 

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