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Alumni and Friends

Welcome to the USA Alumni Page

USA’s Annual Alumni Event will be October 18, 2014 at the St. Augustine, FL campus.

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Schedule for Alumni Event- 2014

7:30 am - 10:00 am: Escape from the Swamp Relay Race. Escape from the Swamp is an event that students, faculty, and staff participate in that takes place on campus at our very own Obstacle Course created in 2013. Download the registration form here!

10:30 am – 11:45 am: Breakout Session 1 (Choose one - 1.5 hours, .15 CEUs)

  • Upper Extremity: Biomechanics/Anatomy Lab - Instructed by Gary Gorniak, PT, PhD & Will Conrad, PT, DPT, MS, MTC
  • Successful Team-The Characteristics and the Leaders Role (Leadership) Instructed by Leslie Schneider, DBSt, MCC
  • Medical Errors

Noon – 1:30 pm: Lunch and Keynote Speaker- Dr. Carlos Machado (1.5 hours, .15 CEUs)

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm: Breakout Session 2 (Choose one - 1.5 hours, .15 CEUs)

  • Lower Extremity: Biomechanics/Anatomy Lab - Instructed by Gary Gorniak, PT, PhD & Will Conrad, PT, DPT, MS, MTC
  • 5 Factors of Successful Companies- How to Stay Out of Court (Leadership) Instructed by Leslie Schneider, DBSt, MCC
  • Modalities 1

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Breakout Session 3 (Choose one - 1.5 hours, .15 CEUs)

  • Thorax: Biomechanics/Anatomy Lab - Instructed by Gary Gorniak, PT, PhD & Will Conrad, PT, DPT, MS, MTC
  • Wellness & Quality Of Life: Every Patient, Any Setting, All the Time! - Instructed by Lisa A. Chase, PhD, PT, CEEAA & Megann Schooley, PT, DPT, MTC, CSCS, CEEAA
  • Modalities 2

5:15 pm- 6:30pm: Reception in Heritage Lounge and Book signing by Dr. Carlos Machado (bring your own Netter Atlas of Human Anatomy)

9:00 am – 6:30 pm: KidsU


Sunday, October 19, 2014

10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Silent Auction Charity Event and Brunch at Meehan's Irish Pub. Registration is $20. Event hosted by SOTA and SPTA. Contact Yasmin Broomand ( / Lindsey Fitzpatrick's ( or call (925) 808-8767 to register! Proceeds go to St. Jude's Children Hospital! 







Carlos Machado
, M.D., Medical Illustrator
In 1992, after a highly meticulous search process by CIBA-Geigy Corporation, Dr. Machado was invited to apply and then selected for the prestigious medical illustrator position that would continue the work of the worldwide renowned Dr. Frank Netter. Since 1994 Dr. Machado has thus been a medical illustrator for the companies that hold the rights of editing Dr. Netter’s works.

In 2012 Dr. Machado joined the faculty of the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology of University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio as Adjunct Assistant Professor, and in 2013 joined the faculty of the University of Saint Augustine at Austin as assistant professor of the course Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation.

Although very often he spends over sixteen hours a day immersed in his professional work, Dr. Machado still makes time to practice Japanese and traditional Chinese calligraphy, karate, and cycling. His other interests include botany, photography, and seasonal hobbies and sports such as gardening, rock climbing, kayaking, and railroad modeling. He is married to Adriana Martins and has a 17-year-old daughter, Beatriz, who has shown to have inherited her father’s artistic talents.

Carlos A.G. Machado trained and practiced medicine as a cardiologist in Brazil, before his medical illustration talents took his career in a different direction. Through sheer luck, his skill and artistry in medical illustration came to the attention of Ciba-Geigy when they were looking for someone to continue the illustration program founded by Dr Frank H. Netter. For nineteen years Dr. Machado has contributed to the Netter collection working for the companies that hold the rights of editing Dr. Netter’s works. Dr. Machado‘s distinct concepts, techniques, and style have enabled him to independently become one of the best known medical illustrators.

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