At a key transition point in their studies, occupational therapy students across all USAHS campuses participate in a meaningful ritual, witnessed by family and friends. The OT pinning ceremony marks the end of the classroom portion of their studies and the beginning of their fieldwork. For Residential MOT and OTD students, this happens in their fourth term, and for Flex, in the seventh term. A longstanding tradition in OT practice, the pin celebrates the diversity of practice areas, the client-centered nature of our practice and the values of our profession. “It’s an opportunity for faculty to acknowledge our students’ transition from classroom learning to clinical learning,” says Mary Zadnik, ScD, MEd, OTR/L, director of the entry-level OT programs on Read more
Dr. Sabina Khan is a core faculty member at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Miami, FL campus. Dr. Khan began her clinical career working with the adult and geriatric population in 2012, serving traumatic brain injury units in New York City as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) through the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA).
She has worked clinically in a variety of settings, including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, outpatient, skilled nursing facilities, behavioral health and home health. Most of her clinical practice has focused on serving individuals throughout the lifespan with neurological impairments. While practicing, Dr. Khan went on to pursue a PhD in the specialty area of Neuro-Nutrition, where her dissertation investigated the role of riboflavin and magnesium in migraine prophylaxis. She continues to study how risk of memory loss and Alzheimer’s can be mitigated through a combination of diet and exercise and is a published author in the Health and Wellness field. Dr. Khan became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist through the BIAA in 2016, a Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) in 2020.
Primary courses taught include Clinical Applications in Geriatrics, Scholarly Application, Scholarly Implementation and Dissemination, Scholarly Design, Scholarship of Practice, and Wellness and Health Promotion.