Dean's Corner July 2019

Zoher F. Kapasi
July 11, 2019
Dean Zoher F. Kapasi in his office.
Dean Zoher F. Kapasi sits in his office.

Dear CHP alumni and donors,

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students, I would like to thank each of you for your commitment and dedication to the college! It is my pleasure to share with you some exciting updates from CHP.

As you know, it is our vision to improve the health of populations by developing and inspiring health scientists and leaders. In support of that vision, we continue our search for a new faculty member to bolster our health services research expertise, and we continue to plan for growth in our current programs and the addition of new online/hybrid programs, which we hope to announce in the near future.

While I am excited about our progress towards addressing our strategic initiatives, it is not the only thing we have to celebrate at CHP.

  • Congratulations to Amanda Giles, OTD, OTR/L, who received the Innovator of the Year award from the MUSC Foundation of Research Development!
  • We concluded our inaugural year of the Student Mentors for Minorities in Healthcare program, a pipeline program that pairs current CHP students with a high school or undergraduate student interested in a career in occupational therapy, physical therapy, or as a physician assistant.
  • Patty Coker-Bolt, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, received a Fulbright award to participate in a 2-week project in Russia this December.
  • Our Master in Health Administration (MHA) program is now recognized as a member of the CAHME Mentorship Circle. The designation is awarded to programs that demonstrate commitment to advancing quality health care management education.

I am so proud of what is being accomplished within our college and it simply could not be done without your support!

Zoher F. Kapasi, Ph.D., PT, MBA
Dean and Professor
College of Health Professions

About the Author

Zoher F. Kapasi
PT, Ph.D., MBA

Keywords: Alumni, Occupational Therapy, Health Administration, Diversity and Inclusion