December 2022 Dean's message

Zoher F. Kapasi
December 06, 2022
Dean Kapasi

Dear CHP alumni and friends:


As we begin to close the chapter on 2022 and look to a new year, I want to take a moment to thank you all for a great year. It’s been wonderful to be able to begin reconnecting with people in person and I’m looking forward to many opportunities in the new year.


While the year is winding down, our work here at the College of Health Professions (CHP) keeps going! I hope you enjoy reading about some of the exciting things happening at CHP.


First, our new Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program has received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling. A huge thank you to Kimberly Foil, division director, for pioneering this program. We’re thrilled to be able to welcome our first cohort of students next fall. 


Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth A. Brown for being selected to the 2022 Public Voices Fellowship at AcademyHealth, in partnership with The OpEd Project. The Public Voices Fellowship is a national initiative to change who writes history and create a more just world. Dr. Brown will lend her expertise to today’s most crucial health justice conversations.


A huge thank you to all of our MUSC alumni, students and colleagues who participated in LOWVELO on Saturday, Nov. 5. One LOWVELO team, Team Training Wheels, was comprised of our very own OT students and faculty member Scott Hutchison. They raised more than $16,000 for cancer research at Hollings Cancer Center!


Dr. Stephanie McGowan’s Bridge Program was featured on ABC News 4 and Live 5 News. The Bridge Program provided innovative physical therapy for injured athletes so that they can safely return to sports.


Here’s to our continued success and achievements in the new year!