access intranet after hours circle-arrow apply blog caret circle arrow close closer look community outreach community outreach contact contact us down arrow facebook lock solid find a provider find a clinical trial find a provider find a researcher find faculty find-a-service how to apply join leadership left arrow locations logo make a gift map location maximize minimize my chart my chart notification hp notification lp next chevron right nxt prev pay your bill play previous quality and safety refer a patient request a speaker request appointment request an appointment residents corner rss search search jobs Asset 65 submit a story idea symptom checker Arrow Circle Up twitter youtube Dino Logo External Link University Logo Color University Logo Solid Health Logo Solid Arrow Right Circle Book Calendar Date Calendar Search Date Diploma Certificate Dollar Circle Donate Envelope Graduation Cap Map Pin Map Search Phone Pills Podcast

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