Dr. Thom Warner to Present at ELC
Dr. Thomas Warner, Campus Director and DPT Program Director in Dallas, was selected to present at the 2019 Educational Leadership Conference. His presentation is titled The Leadership Compass: Navigating the Way within the Academy. Congrats, Thom!
PNASD Keynote Speaker Melanie Logue
Dr. Melanie Logue, Director of Nursing Operations, was honored as the guest of honor/keynote speaker for the 45th Annual Philippine Nurses Association San Diego chapter on June 2nd.
Contributing Faculty Member Published in Journal of Healthcare Management
An article published in the current edition of the Journal of Healthcare Management by one of our own contributing faculty members, Dr. Brad Beauvais (and a few of his colleagues).
The findings of their research suggest that a focus on patient safety performance is associated improve financial performance at the hospital level. Their study is one of the first studies that focused on the association between hospital patient safety and financial performance. Brad instructs a section of IPE 7121, Organizational Leadership & Policy in Health Care, and HSA7260, Operations & Quality Management in Health Care.
Brad, congrats to you and your team for the publication!
Crossing For A Cure With Professor Todd Bourgeois
At 12:30AM, on Saturday, June 15, 2019, while most of us are tucked in our beds, Assistant Professor Todd Bourgeois, PT, DPT, PhD will embark on an 83-mile journey from Bimini to Florida. He’ll be making that journey on a paddle board. READ MORE
Faculty Quoted as Expert in Livestrong Article
Dr. Tony Lozano from the Austin campus was quoted as an expert in an article about heavy leg syndrome. Check it out!
Dr. Kunal Bhanot Promoted to Assistant Director of TXAU Flex DPT Program
As of June 1, 2019, Kunal Bhanot, officially holds the title of Assistant Director for the TX-AU Flex DPT program. Dr. Bhanot is well deserving of this administrative position and will be a valued asset to the Flex DPT program. Congratulations!
Alumnus and Faculty Published in ASHT Times
Kaylee Cole (recent USA OT graduate-Austin campus) and Dr. Lesley Khan-Farooqi, along with another colleague, just had an article published in ASHT Times. The article provides the educator, student, and clinical instructor perspective of how to prepare for Level II placements or career in Hand Therapy. Congrats to all!
Board Excellence Awards Finalists Announced!
Thank you to everyone who nominated faculty, support staff, or colleagues for the 2019 Board Excellence Awards.
The passion evident in the quality of the nominations recognizes a stellar group of faculty and staff who are dedicated to our mission and service to our students. This year saw an unprecedented number of nominees – 185 in all, with 119 of those coming from students in our new “Student First” award categories. That is impressive!
The Awards Committee reviewed the nominations to develop the list of finalists presented below. Now the hard part begins for the Board of Directors —making the difficult choices of who will be selected as our 2019 winners and recognized at a celebratory dinner in September.
Thank you, again, for recognizing the outstanding work of faculty, support staff, and colleagues who strive for excellence on behalf of our students and the university. And congratulations to all our nominees and finalists!
2019 Board of Directors’ Awards Nominees
Student First – Faculty
Lesley Khan-Farooqi, Assistant Professor (Core), MOT, Austin
Patricia Palomar, Instructor (Core), MOT, St. Augustine
Matthew Morretta, Assistant Professor (Core), Flex DPT, Austin
Maureen Johnson, Assistant Professor (Core), MOT, San Marcos
Miguel Garcia, Assistant Professor (Core), DPT, Miami
Suny Faradj-Bakht, Instructor (Core), MOT/OTD, St. Augustine
Jennifer Crowder, Assistant Professor (Core), PPOTD, St. Augustine
Student First – Staff
Frank Bennett, Academic Advisor – Student Services, St. Augustine
Excellence in Teaching
Emily Frank, Instructor (Core), MOT, Austin
Terri Roberts, Asst Program Director, Asst. Professor, MOT, San Marcos
Amy Walters, Asst Professor (Core), DPT, Austin
Excellence in Scholarship
Lori Kupczynski, Professor (Core), EdD, St. Augustine – (Remote in TX)
Iman Akef Khowailed, Assistant Professor (Core), DPT, San Marcos
Megan Flores, Assistant Professor (Core), DPT, Austin
Excellence in Innovation – Faculty
Kelly Layne, Assistant Professor (Core), MOT/OTD, St. Augustine
Norman Belleza, Assistant Professor (Core), DPT, San Marcos
Scott Love & Rick Coleman, Assistant Professor (Core)/Lab Faculty Instructor, DPT, St. Augustine
Michelle Sawtelle, Assistant Professor (Core), DPT, Austin
Excellence in Innovation – Staff
Mechelle Roy, Clinical Simulation Technician, St. Augustine
Patricia Mon, Research Specialist, St. Augustine
One University Collaboration – Staff
Erica Kelly, Financial Aid Systems Analyst, St. Augustine
Dinah Willis, Receptionist, St. Augustine
40th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni
Cindy Chaconas, DPT 2007, St. Augustine
Ryan McCarthy, DPT 2012, San Marcos
Kevin Bruielly, DPT 1996, St. Augustine
Kelly Uanino, MOT 2011, St. Augustine