Briona Daugherty’s (MS-SLP ’22) speech-language pathology (SLP) path began on board a cruise ship. Daugherty graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in theatrical performance. She studied opera and musical theater, originally wanting to be a touring singer for Broadway-style shows. After spending time as a professional singer in Las Vegas and New York City, she began a career performing on cruise ships, including five years in China, Japan, Korea and Thailand. The longer she worked on cruise ships, the more she aided other vocalists in adjusting to life onboard. This included helping entertainment employees maintain their voices for more than two hours a night in a 2,000-seat theater. After witnessing Read more
Congratulations to Dr. Catherine Patla. She completed the Big Sur marathon earlier this year. Dr. Patla is also the USA team captain for the Foundation for Physical Therapy’s Log n’ Blog, a new effort that allows participants the chance to raise funds for PT research by logging miles that each participant has spent swimming, biking and running . Go team USA!
Maria Matyjasik-Liggett, a USA OTD graduate recently had her Capstone Project, The Utilization of Occupational Therapy Services for Persons with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, published in the “Occupational Therapy in Healthcare Journal.”
USA alumnus, Claire Fillion Auer, was the recipient of the 2012 USA Healthcare Journalism Award by Dr. Paul Mackarey. Her column, Run Smart, Stay Fit: Injury Prevention for Runners, was published in the “The Scranton Times-Tribune.”
Want to learn more about our faculty research initiatives? Visit the faculty and administration page at www.usa.edu to see all of the amazing research that our faculty has been involved in this year!