During National Occupational Therapy Month, Dr. Jose Rafols, OT Program Director in Miami, was on 6 In The Mix to talk about the rewarding career and the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.
Dr. Mary Zadnick, faculty member and OT Program Director in Austin, was featured on FYI Austin during National Occupational Therapy Month to talk about the rewarding career, and the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.
Physical therapy students and faculty revealed a new assistive device in St. Augustine that will help amputees who want to remain active by running outdoors. They invented a running frame invented as part of graduate-level courses in POAT (Prosthetics, Orthotics and Assistive Technology) at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciecnes. The device was just granted a patent and if it works well for the amputees, faculty members hope to bring it to market as a product available to assist amputees across the country. The story was featured in Jacksonville news (videos here), as well as in the St. Augustine Record: READ THE ARTICLE.
USAHS’ nursing program leaders inducted 14 new members into the inaugural Meraki Nursing Honor Society at USAHS. The Meraki Nursing Honor Society hosted by the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is a group of nurses who qualify to be future members of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and who have organized together with the intent to form a chapter of STTI. READ MORE
Dr. Garrett Mandel conducted an E2 seminar in Osaka, Japan on May 3-5, 2019.
The E2 – Extremity Integration seminar is a three-day event carried out in a format which includes lecture and lab. The content of this seminar highlights the interrelationships of extremity joint complexes, along with thorax and spinal influences with emphasis on kinetic chain events.
Soft tissue and joint techniques for both examination and treatment are practiced in lab sessions. Clinical cases are presented for discussion of management and treatment based upon clinical reasoning skills.
Dr. Melanie Logue, Senior Coordinator for the Family Nurse Practitioner program, was on Good Morning San Diego to talk about the nursing profession and need for advanced practice nurses in celebration of National Nurses Week.
Assistant DPT professor, Dr. Arvie Vitente, was a resource speaker in a Continuing Professional Development Seminar at Angeles University Foundation in the Philippines on May 4, 2019.
Kaitlyn Cremer from the St. Augustine faculty has achieved a Specialty Certification in Low Vision from the American Occupational Therapy Association, a distinction accomplished by less than 1% of all occupational therapists nationally.
Professor Inti Marazita was appointed to the AOTA Commission on Education for a three year term starting in July. She was selected among a national applicant pool. Way to go!
The Nursing Advisory Council provides guidance, input and feedback on matters pertaining to educational offerings for nurses, including continuing education and degree programs. The council is responsible for working with and advising the Director for Nursing Programs and the Dean of Post-Professional Studies of the University. READ MORE
USAHS faculty attended the World Confederation of Physical Therapy in Geneva, Switzerland on May 11-13. READ MORE
Dr. Angela Blackwell at the Austin campus had her research, titled Capturing Context: The Role of Social Support and Neighborhood on the Psychological Well-Being of African American Families, published in the Urban Social Work Journal. Congrats, Dr. Blackwell!
Dr. Navpreet Kaur recently presented her research title “Gender Differences Between Muscle Activation during Star Excursion Balance Test on stable versus unstable surfaces Navpreet Kaur, PT, DPT, PhD, Kunal Bhanot PT, PhD, Germaine Ferreira, PT, DPT University of ST. Augustine for Health Sciences, AUSTIN, TX” at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Orlando, Florida.