2012 Doisy College of Health Sciences Annual Report
ANNUAL REPORT 2011 - 2012 SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY DOISY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES TABLE OF CONTENTS 04 Message from the Dean 06 Administration Message 08 College Mission and Vision 09 Academic Programs and Degrees 10 Total Enrollment Profile 11 Undergraduate Enrollment 12 Graduate Enrollment 13 Certification/Licensure Pass Rates 13 Accrediting Bodies 14 Graduate Information 15 Annual Giving 16 Focus on Research 17 Grant Funding 18 Scholarship and Learning 22 Faculty Publications 24 Service and Engagement 26 Year In Review 32 College Leadership 33 College Faculty and Staff 35 DCHS Alumni Board DOISY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES ANNUAL REPORT 2012 4 MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN The Edward and Margaret Doisy College of Health Sciences had a year of growth, transition and success! The College welcomed two new graduate masterâ€™s programs in health sciences and molecular imaging therapeutics, and a new undergraduate food innovation entrepreneurship initiative hosted by the nutrition and dietetics department. Our growth led to the revitalization of classroom technology and space and common student spaces throughout the college. Our final area of growth is in faculty clinical practice on campus and in the community. Our successes are many, including numerous national, university and college faculty and student awards and achievements; many scholarly works and publications; a variety of collaborative research and service projects; global expansion in clinical learning experiences; and robust enrollment. In addition, our physical therapy, occupational therapy and physician assistant programs were ranked high among peer institutions in national rankings. This year has been a transformative year for our administrative structure and Iâ€™m proud to serve in the role of interim dean for the College. In addition, in order to integrate graduate education and research in a more unified approach, we combined these two associate dean roles into one, the associate dean for research and graduate education. As I reflect on the success of the past year it is measured by the many accomplishments of the faculty, staff, students and internal and external partners in education and health care delivery. As you read this annual report the faculty, staff, students, alumni, advisory boards and affiliate facilities are working hard on the next Doisy College milestones. We look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead. Lisa L. Dorsey, Ph.D., MBA, P.T. Interim Dean DOISY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES ANNUAL REPORT 2012 Founded in 1929, Doisy College of Health Sciences is an integral part of Saint Louis Universityâ€™s Medical Center which is also home to the schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Doisy Research Center and Saint Louis University Hospital. 6 ADMINISTRATION MESSAGE Elizabeth Blessing, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP)CM Interim Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs Greetings! As I reflect on the student and academic affairs aspects of Doisy College of Health Sciences over the past year, I am reminded of two popular phrases “the only constant is change” and “some things never change”. Although these two phrases are contradictory, the College enjoyed a healthy combination of them as highlighted below. A significant number of the changes this year resulted in the continued promotion and advancement of the College. The addition of new faculty and staff allowed for the implementation and expansion of programs including magnetic resonance and imaging and food innovation and entrepreneurship while maintaining the high quality programs for which our college is nationally and internationally known. We continue to attract and retain a robust student body comprised of talented individuals. This academic year I have the distinct privilege of serving as the dean’s office representative on the Doisy College of Health Sciences Alumni Board. The Board continues to thrive in the areas of community service and scholarship fundraising. The stage is set for future continuance of strategic change while maintaining deliberate stability. These are indeed exciting times at Doisy College of Health Sciences! Omar Ahmad, Ph.D., O.T.D. Associate Dean for Research and Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Education Hello! It has been a great year for graduate studies and research here in the Doisy College of Health Sciences. We have been steadily growing our presence in the graduate community here at Saint Louis University, and welcome a record number of graduate students and graduate faculty. We are continuing to transition from the Graduate School to our College and welcome two new master’s degrees: Master of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Science in Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics. This year we were able to offer an increased number of graduate assistantships, and awards to our outstanding students. In the role of associate dean for research, our initiative to “Remove Barriers to Research” has been enthusiastically embraced by the faculty and has translated to increased grant submissions and a continued commitment to professional publications, presentations and other scholarly activities. An essential transition from a Graduate School to housing our own graduate programs does not happen without the effort and assistance from our valuable staff and the support of our SLU community. DOISY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES ANNUAL REPORT 2012 Doisy College of Health Sciences students have access to numerous local hospitals, and over 1,200 clinical and community sites locally and nationally that enrich students educational experience. 8 MISSION Rooted in Jesuit ideals, the Doisy College of Health Sciences serves humanity through education, research and engagement. VISION The College offers health care education at the baccalaureate, masterâ€™s, doctoral, and professional levels. The College creates a student-centered teaching and learning environment that recognizes and actively addresses diverse needs, and fosters an academic climate that promotes the spirit of inquiry among faculty and students. The College advances research and scholarship among faculty and students through inquiry, discovery, synthesis, dissemination, and application of new knowledge. The College encourages collaboration in research and scholarship to serve humanity. The College embodies active engagement across communities at the University, local, regional, national, and international levels. The college promotes leadership in addressing global health and social justice needs. The Edward and Margaret Doisy College of Health Sciences embraces the lessons of the past, navigates the realities of the present, and capitalizes on emerging opportunities, thus establishing the College as an innovative leader in shaping the future. FACILITIES The College has modern labs including a gait lab for motion analysis, a culinary lab for teaching food services and preparation, a diagnostic lab to teach blood and body fluid analysis, a simulated medical office suite and exam rooms complete with videotaping capabilities and one-way mirrors for student observation, a radiation therapy simulation lab for hands-on learning using radiation therapy treatment planning software, and media labs for teaching students how to assist clients in daily activities that support their quality of life. DOISY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES ANNUAL REPORT 2012 ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND DEGREES PROGRAMS: Athletic Training Clinical Laboratory Science Cytotechnology Health Informatics Health Information Management Health Sciences Investigative and Medical Sciences Magnetic Resonance Imaging Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics Nuclear Medicine Technology Nutrition and Dietetics Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Physician Assistant Radiation Therapy BACHELOR’S DEGREES: Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science Bachelor of Science in Cytotechnology Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management Bachelor of Science in Investigative and Medical Sciences Bachelor of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Bachelor of Science in Occupational Science Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy MASTER’S DEGREES: Master of Science in Health Informatics Master of Science in Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Master of Athletic Training Master of Medical Science Master of Occupational Therapy DOCTORAL DEGREES: Doctor of Physical Therapy POST-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATES: Post-baccalaureate Cytotechnology Certificate Post-baccalaureate Clinical Chemistry Certificate Post-baccalaureate Hematology Certificate Post-baccalaureate Microbiology Certificate 10 TOTAL ENROLLMENT PROFILE 2012 ENROLLMENT BREAKDOWN UNDERGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL GRADUATE ACADEMIC YEAR TOTAL ENROLLMENT UNDERGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL GRADUATE 2007 - 2008 1146 804 285 57 2008 - 2009 1230 836 325 69 2009 - 2010 1293 822 396 75 2010 - 2011 1386 894 417 75 2011 - 2012 1479 1005 391 83 29% INCREASE OVER FIVE YEAR PERIOD FROM FY 2007 - FY 2012 DOISY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES ENROLLMENT UNDERGRADUATE ANNUAL REPORT 2012 TOTAL HEADCOUNT BY PROGRAM: UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 - 37 44 60 68 53 29 32 42 28 4 7 6 10 6 Investigative and Medical Sciences 74 66 55 71 68 Health Information Management 60 70 69 62 58 Health Sciences (started 2010) - - - 1 58 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (started 2011) - - - - 1 Nuclear Medicine Technology 39 38 37 32 34 Nutrition and Dietetics 87 93 94 101 103 Occupational Science 96 107 120 140 172 Other* 53 47 26 17 12 Physical Therapy 325 320 305 317 357 Radiation Therapy 13 22 34 41 40 804 836 822 894 1,005 09/10 10/11 Athletic Training (started 2008) Clinical Laboratory Science Cytotechnology (started 2007) Total 2010-2011 2011-2012 *Undecided. ** Please note these numbers are based on Fall census data. ACADEMIC YEAR 07/08 08/09 11/12 12 ENROLLMENT GRADUATE TOTAL HEADCOUNT BREAKDOWN: POSTBACCALAUREATE PROFESSIONAL AND GRADUATE DEGREES 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 Athletic Training (started 2008) - 3 9 10 12 Health Informatics (started 2008) - 15 33 39 38 Nutrition and Dietetics 57 69 75 75 83 Occupational Therapy 40 42 64 84 84 146 167 191 184 152 99 98 99 100 105 342 394 471 492 474 Physical Therapy Physician Assistant Total ACADEMIC YEAR 07/08 08/09 09/10 2010-2011 2011-2012 10/11 11/12 CERTIFICATION/ LICENSURE PASS RATES FY10 FY11 FY12 100 100 100 88 90 100 Cytotechnology 100 100 - Health Information Management 100 100 88 Nuclear Medicine Technology 100 100 100 90 100 94 100 100 - Physical Therapy 98 100 95 Physician Assistant Education 94 100 100 100 100 90 Athletic Training Clinical Laboratory Science Nutrition and Dietetics - Dietetic Internship Occupational Therapy Radiation Therapy DOISY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES ANNUAL REPORT 2012 * Cytotechnology and Occupational Therapy 2012 pass rate were not available at time of publication. ACCREDITING BODIES Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in collaboration with the Council on Education, American Health Information Management Association Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences Please note: The Master of Science in Health Informatics program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education Programs (CAHIIM). 14 2012 GRADUATES BREAKDOWN Athletic Training (Exercise Science) Clinical Laboratory Science Cytotechnology Health Information Management Investigative and Medical Sciences Nuclear Medicine Technology Nutrition and Dietetics Occupational Science Physical Therapy (Exercise Science) Radiation Therapy Master of Athletic Training Master of Science in Health Informatics Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Master of Occupational Therapy Master of Medical Science (Physician Assistant) Doctor of Physical Therapy ANNUAL GIVING DOISY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES ANNUAL REPORT 2012 $39,559.73 total amount of scholarship gifts received in FY 2012 $48,909.64 total amount of unrestricted gifts received in FY 2012 $88,469.37 total amount invested in Doisy College in FY 2012 471 total number of donors who have given this fiscal year 2011-2012 Karen Steitz, M.S., dietetic internship director, along with dietetic interns Jessica Norman, Rachel Friedman, Delaney Lundeen, and Abby Olson, traveled to Honduras this past summer to participate in a medical mission trip. In one week, the dietetic interns served over 1,000 patients, conducted heights and weights for each person, calculated BMIs, collected head and mid arm circumferences, and performed blood glucose screenings and nutrition consultations. Pictured below: Karen Steitz and dietetic intern, Delaney Lundeen, performing a nutrition consult. 16 FOCUS ON RESEARCH Doisy College of Health Sciences places a high value on research, and supports the growth of research opportunities for students and faculty. We want to share the innovative, diverse and ongoing research contributions made in 2012. The faculty of Doisy College of Health Sciences has seen robust growth and promising movement in their research. Mildred Mattfeldt-Beman, Ph.D., continues to work with St. Louis Public Schools in an effort to inform these populations about healthy eating through locally grown produce. She is in her second year of the 3-year Healthy Eating with Local Produce (HELP) grant funded by the Missouri Foundation for Health. Additionally Dr. Mattfeldt-Beman was recently awarded a grant from the Missouri Department of Agriculture to fund costs associated with planting an orchard on campus. The orchard will work as an educational tool for the community to teach local groups about organic growing. This project was one of only 13 proposals that received funding in the state. Edward Weiss, Ph.D., is in his final year of a National Institutes of Health trial, specifically a K01 grant through the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases. The project examines caloric restriction, exercise and glucoregulation. In addition, he received the 2012 Faculty Award for Excellence in Research from Saint Louis University. Lori Jones, M.S., is continuing her work with the City of St. Louis Department of Health. This project, in conjunction with first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, uses community outreach to inform the public about the hazards of obesity in the City of St. Louis. Additionally, the project teaches healthy eating habits and activity to combat obesity. Tim Randolph, Ph.D., continues his work with sickle cell anemia through research projects funded by the Jack DeLoss Foundation and American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and Education & Research Fund. His research focus is to provide pediatric testing for sickle cell anemia in Haiti. Joanne Wagner, Ph.D., is her final year of a National Institutes of Health K12 award. This study aims to understand the factors that predict balance dysfunction and mobility disability in persons with multiple sclerosis. In collaboration with researchers at Washington University, she is funded by a NIH RO1 award to evaluate how well in vivo MRI DTI biomarkers accurately correlate with neurological disabilities in cervical spondylotic myelopathy patients. Katherine Newsham, Ph.D., was awarded a grant from the Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association to fund the evaluation of exercise induced dyspnea in athletes. She is collaborating with SLU’s departments of pediatrics, communication sciences and disorders, and physical therapy and athletic training. Additionally, several of the faculty have received internal funds to promote and build pilot data for their own research interests. The internal awards received by Doisy College faculty are the Beaumont Scholarship, President’s Research Fund and Sustainability Research Fund. Edward Weiss, Ph.D., associate professor of nutrition and dietetics, accepts SLU’s 2012 Faculty Award for Excellence in Research. DOISY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES GRANT FUNDING ANNUAL REPORT 2012 Grants Awarded Awarded External Awarded Internal 2007 11 $862,577 $5,000 2008 7 $989,818 2009 4 $171,789 2010 14 $291,848 2011 8 $240,420 $22,400 2012 10 $457,127 $60,707 $3,074,286 in total grants awarded over the past six years $ Awarded External $ Awarded Internal Please note: Above chart notes new grants awarded during fiscal year; however, some grants continue through multiple fiscal years. SCHOLARSHIP AND LEARNING 18 Doisy College of Health Sciences fosters an inquiry-based learning environment that promotes knowledge sharing and the pursuit of truth at all levels. In 2012, numerous faculty and students were recognized for their academic achievements and scholarly contributions. 1 3 2 1. Junior occupational therapy students enrolled in OCS 352 (Occupational Health and Wellness) created a program called Operation Affirmation as a learning exercise for class that focused on positive reinforcement. All of the students wore t-shirts that said “Pass it On” displayed on the back, encouraging others to complement fellow students, faculty and staff. The students hoped to gain insight into what motivates people and how it affects overall wellness. 2. Ryan Mueller, radiation therapy student, presents his research poster at Saint Louis University’s Senior Legacy Symposium. 3. Alexandria Sawyer, master of athletic training student, interned this past summer for Saint Louis University Athletics. “I have always known that I wanted to work with Division I athletics in my professional career; working at SLU this summer was ideal for me,” says Sawyer. A highlight of her summer internship was meeting and assisting the U.S. gymnastics team medical staff who were on hand for the Visa Championships which were held at SLU’s Chaifetz Arena. “Working with past, present and future Olympians was no doubt an awesome experience.” DOISY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES ANNUAL REPORT 2012 4 BY THE NUMBERS 125 Student awards 190 Faculty presentations 5 99 54 34 109 Student publications 4. Pershang Ahmed, nuclear medicine technology student, received the Mallinckrodt Outstanding Achievement award at the 2012 Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapeutics Department Pinning Ceremony. 5. Ekaterina Totten, 2012 clinical laboratory science graduate, presented her winning research paper at the 2012 Education Scientific Assembly Student Awards competition hosted by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). She was honored with the ASCLS National Student Research Award. Saint Louis University clinical laboratory science students have won this award seven times in the past nine years. Faculty publications Faculty awards Student presentations 20 SCHOLARSHIP AND LEARNING Karen Barney, Ph.D., chair of the department of occupational science and occupational therapy, was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Service to the Organization & Profession Award from the Missouri Occupational Therapy Association. Carol Beckel, Ph.D., assistant professor of physical therapy, was recognized as a 2011 Woman of Achievement at the 2011 YMCA Leader Lunch. Mildred Mattfeldt-Beman, Ph.D., chair of the department of nutrition and dietetics, received the 2011 “What‘s Right with the Region” FOCUS award from the Missouri Foundation for Health. Anthony Breitbach, Ph.D., program director of athletic training, received the Glenn L. McElroy MD Distinguished Service Award from the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association at its 2012 Annual Meeting. Darina Sargeant, Ph.D., assistant professor of physical therapy, received the 2012 Woman of the Year Honor from the Saint Louis University Women’s Commission. Karen Steitz, M.S., dietetic internship director, was awarded the Dietetic Educators of Practitioners Area Award for Excellence in Dietetic Education for 2012 at the Dietetic Educators of Practitioners Area II Meeting. Edward Weiss, Ph.D., associate professor of nutrition and dietetics, received the 2012 Faculty Award for Excellence in Research from Saint Louis University at its 36th Annual Grant Winner Reception. 1 Cheryl Cavallo, Ph.D., assistant professor emeritus of physical therapy, was awarded the 2011 Program in Physical Therapy Florence Kendall Award at the 2011 Physical Therapy White Coat Ceremony. Katie Eliot, M.S., instructor of nutrition and dietetics, was awarded the Missouri Dietetic Association’s Emerging Dietetic Leader Award for 2012 at the Missouri Dietetic Association meeting. Ethel Frese, D.P.T., assistant professor of physical therapy, received the Cardiovascular-Pulmonary Section 2012 Merit Award at the 2012 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. 2 Rita M. Heuertz, Ph.D., professor of clinical laboratory science, received the Clinical Laboratory Member of the Year Award from the Missouri Organization for Clinical Laboratory Science at its 2012 Annual Conference. Katherine Newsham, Ph.D., assistant professor of athletic training, received the Athletic Trainer Service Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association at its 2012 Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia. Mark Reinking, Ph.D., chair of the department of physical therapy and athletic training, received the 2012 Dorothy E. Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching from the American Physical Therapy Association at its 2012 Annual Conference. 1. Karen Steitz, M.S., dietetic internship director, and Katie Eliot, M.S., instructor of nutrition and dietetics, pose for a picture with Caitlin Hartman, current dietetic intern. 2. Anthony Breitbach, Ph.D., program director of athletic training, gives an acceptance speech at the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association 2012 Annual Meeting. DOISY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES ANNUAL REPORT 2012 Cristine Ongson, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.H.I. ACCESS TO ACCURATE HEALTH CARE The Internet has proven to be a powerful resource for health care information; it allows health care professionals to connect with patients from all over the world at the convenience of a click. The Internet is also a breeding ground for predatory health care websites that are full of false, misleading information that have the potential to harm rather than help, especially in areas that have low health literacy such as the Philippines. Cristine Ongson, 2012 Master of Science in Health Informatics graduate, who came to SLU as an international student from the Philippines, recognized the danger lurking in cyberspace concerning health information. Ongson wanted to create a website that provided accurate, upto-date information for uninformed users. For her senior capstone project, she developed HealthLink, a community website managed by licensed health professionals that serves as a hub for health information, trivia, advisories, bulletins, upcoming events, tips, and technology to promote Filipino health literacy, awareness and disease prevention. “In a world where health information is one “google” search away, anyone can post any information and claim it to be legitimate. I chose this project because as a health professional, I have encountered many situations where patients inadvertently harm themselves with self-medication or home remedies, based on incorrect or incomplete health information they retrieved from the web, said Ongson. “I wanted to create a website that is designed, created and maintained by health professionals, while providing relevant information from the health professionals themselves, and by posting information from other trustworthy, legitimate and official health websites.” Ongson pulled together health care professionals, colleagues, friends, classmates, professors and mentors to create a highly qualified resource pool of content writers with the breadth of knowledge needed to engage users. Ongson then partnered with Online Philippines, a digital marketing company, who assisted with graphic and website design to develop the look and feel of the website. Ongson hopes that HealthLink, which is currently under construction and will launch in the coming months, will connect Filipino users with information from all over the world. When asked what she is most proud of, Ongson said, “I am proud to bring the era of digital health care to the Philippines.” 22 SERVICE AND ENGAGEMENT Doisy College of Health Sciences students, staff and faculty have a deep commitment to serving others, and a strong desire to drive change that betters local, national and international communities. The College recognizes the effort and time that goes into each endeavor and would like to share some of these stories. A HELPING HAND Molly Gries believes in helping others and understands the true meaning of hard work and dedication. Gries, physical therapy student, is an active member of SLU Habitat, the official Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity International. She has been involved with Habitat for Humanity for several years and has participated on numerous house builds and served on the SLU Habitat executive board for two years. Gries’ involvement has given her the opportunity to volunteer, build new homes, assist in fundraising events and bring awareness to housing issues. Gries believes the lessons learned from working with Habitat for Humanity will aid her as a future physical therapist. “I have learned the importance of observation and taking a step back. This is a vital trait for a physical therapist; you are constantly observing, reassessing and taking in everything about your patient in order to best treat them. So being able to take a step back and really look at a situation helps give you a new way to approach a problem.” In addition to the lessons she has learned, Gries’ work with Habitat has given her a new perspective on others and what she can accomplish. “Before I started working with Habitat, I would have never known that I would be able to carry myself confidently around a worksite and lead a group of people in completing a task. However, through working with Habitat, I have gotten the opportunity to build roofs from the studs up, place siding on a house, install windows, demo various parts of houses and so much more,” said Gries. Molly Gries, physical therapy student, on a build site in the Old North neighborhood in St. Louis. DOISY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES ANNUAL REPORT 2012 MAKING A CONNECTION Saint Louis University’s Connections Program aims to provide an environment where students with development disabilities can come together, connect and learn from one another. The Connections Program, run by SLU’s department of occupational science and occupational therapy (OSOT) faculty practice, provides a challenging, focused experience for students of all ages that lack social competencies who have an autism spectrum diagnosis. Students learn a range of social skills while participating in developmental and sensory based activities with social strategies. The program helps students navigate difficult social situations and become confident and independent individuals. The program runs year-round and is divided into four age related sections: kids, tween, teen and the newest addition, college, for current SLU students. The program has a resource pool that consists of over 50 SLU student volunteers who come from diverse backgrounds that include occupational therapy, physical therapy, engineering, business, drama, biology and communications, among others, who want to work and understand people who are different than they are. Jordan Huffman, a current occupational therapy student, has volunteered for the past three years and has been inspired by her experience with the program. Huffman says, “I feel like I have gained so much through my experience with the Connections Programs. These programs have given me the opportunity to work with a population that is often overlooked and has made me realize how important social skills are for the functioning and self-confidence of daily life. I have had the chance to see so many individuals blossom and become more confident and proud of who they are, which is ultimately why I love volunteering. The memories I have made make me excited to become an occupational therapist; they have illustrated to me that as an occupational therapist so many avenues are available to help individuals besides the typical settings.” The OSOT faculty practice hopes to continue growing the program’s partnerships around St. Louis and continues to seek out new funding opportunities. This past summer, the Connections Program was awarded two grants, one from the Allen P. & Josephine B. Green Foundation for $8,000 and a $1,000 scholarship from Autism Speaks. SLU’s Connections Program is not only important for the students who attend and learn valuable life lessons, but also for the parents who utilize the program as a support group and the volunteers who benefit from the integration and exposure to different types of individuals. Jeanne Eichler, M.O.T., program director, says, “We have created a safe place that is accepting, and a vehicle to drive change. There is a partnership between the people we serve, their families and the community of our students, and for everyone it is a learning experience.” To learn more, visit OT.SLU.EDU and click on Community and Clinical Faculty practice. 24 SERVICE AND ENGAGEMENT BY THE NUMBERS $1,386.00 raised at the Student Crisis Fund Silent Auction on March 22, 2011. The proceeds benefit the Doisy College of Health Sciences Student Crisis Fund that is used to help current students in financial need. 3,400 Over views for the winner of the Doisy College of Health Sciences 2012 Video Contest. The annual contest asks students to submit videos that highlight their majors. The 2012 winning video was submitted by students from the physician assistant program. 1,820 Physical therapy (PT) students collected over cans of food during PT Student Council Food Drives in 2011 - 2012. The food collected was donated to St. Francis Xavier College Church. 37,500 lbs Over of food was processed in 2012 through SLUâ€™s Healthy Eating with Local Produce grant, a farm to school program dedicated to bringing fresh local foods into schools. The department of nutrition and dietetics partners with local area high school students to train them to be able to prepare and process food for their schools. Students learn culinary skills, nutrition and dietary information, and how local foods support sustainable food systems. 30 Physician assistant students participated in over community service projects in 2012. Some of these projects included: serving patients at the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic which helps individuals without access to health care, yard work for the elderly and ill in St. Louis area neighborhoods, assisting at the 5k run/walk for Community Health-in-Partnership Services which serves low income underserved families, and organizing clothing donations for the Missouri Psychiatric Center. two days For each year, cyclists around the St. Louis area come together to raise money and awareness to help those affected by multiple sclerosis. The two-day bike ride called Bike MS, is hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For the past three years, physical therapy faculty and students have participated in the ride. This year each participant rode anywhere from 40 to 100 miles each day. DOISY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES ANNUAL REPORT 2012 FOOD DAY 2011 Saint Louis University celebrated itsâ€™ first annual Food Day, Gardens to Table event on October 24, 2011. Food Day is a nationwide initiative that promotes healthy, sustainable, and just agricultural practices. The event was developed by nutrition and dietetics students who invited local vendors and farmers to speak about local products and the importance of sustainable food systems. The event also honored Russ Kremer, co-founder and president of Heritage Foods, LLC, with the inaugural Local Food Hero Award for his efforts with local and organic products. LOUTOPiA More than 200 guests attended LOUTOPiA, a day of fitness and fun hosted by SLUâ€™s athletic training program, which was held March 24, 2012 at the Doisy College of Health Sciences. Athletic training students teamed up with representatives from athletic apparel company lululemon athletica to provide fitness education and mini-classes such as yoga, boot camp and spinning. Representatives taught the classes while athletic training students provided training and information about working out properly. 26 YEAR IN REVIEW This past year was filled with milestones, achievements and continued enrollment growth. Learn why Doisy College of Health Sciences academic programs are second to none. Investigative and medical sciences (IMS) students continue to have high acceptance rates into medical school. In 2012, 83% of IMS students were pre-medicine; of those 80% were immediately accepted into medical school and the remaining 20% are awaiting acceptance decisions. The cytotechnology program is only one of 30 active programs in the United States and Puerto Rico. Linda Hoescht, program director of cytotechnology, will be retiring at the end of the 2012 - 2013 academic year. The department of medical imaging and radiation therapeutics introduced a new Master of Science in Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics program. To achieve optimal results, Deborah Hewing, MBA, has joined the department as the program coordinator for the new degree. Steve Jenkins, program director of food innovation and entrepreneurship (FIE), has established the Salus Center kitchen as a classroom for FIE students. The space allows students to be exposed to the size and quality of kitchen that they will find in their professional lives. Fresh Gatherings Cafe, run by the department of nutrition and dietetics, has a new sous chef, Bryan Rogers. In addition, the cafe has developed a new website (freshgatherings.com) for users to learn more about cafe activities such as its Harvest Market, a community supported agricultural program for the SLU community. The department of occupational science and occupational therapy (OSOT) faculty practice served over 1,525 clients in 2012 across multiple and innovative practice areas and settings. Occupational therapy services for adults included primary care, neurology, psychiatry, and geriatric medicine. Students with autism spectrum disorders received occupational therapy services through Student Health and Counseling and the Connections Program. The OSOT faculty practice also assisted families and children experiencing homelessness in the surrounding community. The department of physical therapy and athletic training expanded its clinical site network in 2012. The program in physical therapy has three new international sites: Sweden, Italy, and Belize. The athletic training program established its first international clinical site in Madrid, Spain at Clínica Medyr. Program in physical therapy students and faculty served over 4,000 patients this past year, including the SLU Student Health and Counseling Center, Life Care, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Clinic, SLU Hospital, and the SLU Dizzy Clinic while also providing pro bono clinical services at Casa de Salud. The physician assistant program had three National Health Service Corps Scholars this year: Alex Scheer (Class of 2012), Shannon Gullingsrud (Class of 2013), Lisa Hu (Class of 2014). The department of occupational science and occupational therapy celebrated 20 years in 2012. The department hosted an anniversary reception which included a continuing education component on September 28, 2012. The evening also honored department Chair Dr. Karen Barney who will be retiring at the end of the 2012 -2013 academic year. 2012 RANKINGS SLU’s occupational therapy program is ranked #36 out of 154 accredited programs by U.S. News and World Report. SLU’s program in physical therapy is ranked #34 out of 213 accredited programs by U.S. News and World Report. SLU’s physician assistant program is ranked #25, among the top 16% of physician assistant programs by U.S. News and World Report. DOISY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES ANNUAL REPORT 2012 URBAN FARMING In February 2012, the department of nutrition and dietetics received notification that the SLU garden, operated by the department, had been designated as a farm by the United States Department of Agriculture, making it one of only a few urban farms in St. Louis. DISABILITY AWARENESS WEEK Saint Louis University’s Student Occupational Therapy Association (SLU SOTA) members are all smiles after a game of wheelchair rugby during SLU’s annual Disability Awarness Week. SLU SOTA students host campus events throughout the week that bring awareness to disability rights issues. 28 DOISY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES ANNUAL REPORT 2012 SUSTAINABLE FARE On any given day, you can stop by the nutrition and dietetics food lab, or the Salus Center kitchen and smell the aroma of food being cooked by food innovation and entrepreneurship (FIE) and culinary students. The FIE program is the newest addition to the nutrition and dietetics department. The program combines a focus on entrepreneurship, business management, and sustainable food systems, and in conjunction with the culinary concentration, gives nutrition and dietetics students an opportunity to learn more about the culinary arts. Students work alongside trained chefs and instructors who have worked in restaurants, food-service and other food-related outlets. Students receive hands-on training while working in the food preparation lab and the Salus Center kitchen which houses professional grade kitchen equipment. Throughout the school year, FIE and culinary students collaborate to prepare food for Fresh Gatherings Cafe, the college’s cafeteria located in the lower level of the Allied Health Professions Building. Students also have the opportunity to display their culinary talents during the senior luncheon series where they prepare and execute a menu of their choosing and present it to the SLU community. What truly makes SLU’s FIE program stand out is its focus on sustainability and its commitment to sourcing local products from local farmers. Thanks to a growing local food movement in St. Louis and across the country, FIE students are exposed to local food systems and how impactful chefs and restaurateurs are in the sustainable process. Steve Jenkins, FIE program director, believes that SLU is the perfect place for young chefs to come and learn in an instruction-based environment that encourages creative and sustainable methods. “If you solely want to learn how to cook, we are not necessarily the place for you,” said Jenkins. “But if you want to learn about where the food you are cooking is coming from and who is growing it along with how it is being grown and how that affects your menu, then you are in the right place.” To find out more about the FIE and culinary programs, visit ND.SLU.EDU. YEAR IN REVIEW 30 1 4 2 5 3 1. Cytotechnology and clinical laboratory science students utilize the department of clinical laboratory scienceâ€™s 14-passenger microscope during class to view microscopic samples. 2. The program in physical therapy hosted itsâ€™ annual Hustle For Your Health 5k run / 1 mile walk in Fall 2011. Over 106 students, faculty, staff and family members of the Saint Louis University community participated. 3. Athletic training students practice taping each other during class. 4. Occupational therapy students practice drum therapy during class. It has been shown that therapeutic drumming and rhythmic exercises improves fine motor skills. 4. 2012 physician assistant graduates and faculty smile during the Master of Medical Science Hooding Ceremony. DOISY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES ANNUAL REPORT 2012 FIRST OF ITS KIND: New Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics Program Doisy College of Health Sciences’ new Master of Science in Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics program combines a collaborative research component with multimodality training to create a first of its kind program in the nation. The master’s in molecular imaging and therapeutics (MIT) is a 12-month program and is located in the department of medical imaging and radiation therapeutics. William Hubble, M.A., chair of the department of medical imaging and radiation therapeutics believes the program is a needed addition to the medical community. “The era of molecular medicine is upon us, the ability to combine therapy and diagnostic imaging is leading to the development of a more personalized approach,” said Hubble. Graduates of this program will have a multimodality radiological training along with a scientific master’s degree enhanced through hands-on evidence-based research experience. Collaboration with Washington University School of Medicine’s Center for Clinical Imaging Research allows students to be directly involved in active research and acquire a deeper understanding of the research process. This unique combination of multimodality training (e.g. PET/CT, MRI, and radiation therapy) along with a translational research experience makes this program a unique educational offering in the imaging and therapeutic sciences. Aaron Ferguson, a current MIT student says, “the medical imaging and radiation therapeutics program at SLU is preparing me to contribute at a higher level to the field of molecular imaging. It is preparing me to work in hybrid imaging by innovatively integrating knowledge from nuclear medicine and MRI to improve patient care and outcomes.” For more information about this degree, please visit MIT.SLU.EDU 32 COLLEGE LEADERSHIP OFFICE OF THE DEAN DEPARTMENT CHAIRS PROGRAM DIRECTORS Lisa Dorsey, Ph.D., MBA, P.T., Interim Dean Karen Barney, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., F.A.O.T.A., Chair of the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Anthony Breitbach, Ph.D., A.T.C., Program Director of Athletic Training Elizabeth Blessing, Ph.D., MLS (ASCP)CM, Interim Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs and Program Director of Clinical Laboratory Science Omar Ahmad, Ph.D., O.T.D., Associate Dean for Research and Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Education Anne Garanzini, M.Ed., P.A.-C., Interim Chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Education William Hubble, M.A., C.N.M.T., R.T.(R)(N)(CT), F.S.N.M.T.S., Chair of the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapeutics Mildred Mattfeldt-Beman, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Tim Randolph, Ph.D., MT(ASCP), Chair of the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science Mark Reinking, Ph.D., P.T., S.C.S., A.T.C., Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Jody Smith, Ph.D., R.H.I.A., F.A.H.I.M.A., Chair of the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management Linda Hoechst, M.A., SCT (ASCP), Program Director of Cytotechnology Steve Jenkins, Program Director of Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship Marcey Kennedy, M.A., A.R.M.R.I.T., Program Director of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Kathy Kienstra, M.A.T., R.T., (R)(T), Program Director of Radiation Therapy Karen Steitz, M.S., R.D., C.S.P., L.D., Dietetic Internship Director Julie Wolter, M.A., R.H.I.A., F.A.H.I.M.A., Interim Program Director of Health Sciences FACULTY AND STAFF DOISY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES ANNUAL REPORT 2012 FACULTY Rebecca Aldrich, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., Assistant Professor Julia Kalb, M.S., O.T.R./L., Instructor Tricia Austin, Ph.D., P.T., A.T.C., Associate Professor Ginge Kettenbach, Ph.D., P.T., Associate Professor Carol Beckel, Ph.D., P.T., Assistant Professor Kathy Kress, M.S., R.D., L.D., Associate Professor Jason Bennett, Ph.D., P.T., S.C.S., A.T.C., Assistant Professor Lauren Lanfried, R.D., L.D., Instructor Sherry Bicklein, M.H.I., R.T.(R)(T), Instructor Kim Levenhagen, P.T., D.P.T., W.C.C., Assistant Professor S. Maggie Maloney, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., Assistant Professor Crystal Botkin, M.P.H., C.N.M.T., P.E.T., Assistant Professor Michael Markee, A.T.C., P.T., M.P.T., Instructor Dan Brewer, M.S., R.D., L.D., Instructor, Chef Cynthia Matlock, MBA, O.T.R./L., Assistant Professor Caroline Chang, M.M.S., P.A.-C., Instructor Michael Milster, C.E.C., C.C.E., C.F.B.E., Instructor, Chef Carol Danter, M.P.A.S., P.A.-C., Assistant Professor Amy Moore, M.S., M.P.H., R.D., L.D., Instructor Genevieve DelRosario, M.H.S., P.A.-C., Assistant Professor Sherry Muir, A.B.D, M.O.T., Assistant Professor Donna Duberg, M.A., M.S., M.T.(A.S.C.P.)S.M., Assistant Professor Teresa Neal, M.H.A., R.H.I.A., Instructor Jeanne Eichler, M.O.T., O.T.R./L., M.T., Instructor Rosemary Norris, P.T., D.P.T., Associate Professor Katie Eliot, M.S., R.D., L.D., Instructor Elaina Osterbur, Ph.D., M.A., Assistant Professor Uthayashanker Ezekiel, Ph.D., MB(ASCP)CM, Assistant Professor Todd Parkhurst, Instructor, Chef Jill FitzGerald, P.T., D.P.T., C.S.C.S., Assistant Professor Ethel Frese, P.T., D.P.T., C.C.S., Associate Professor Peggy Gettemeier, M.P.H., COTA/L, Assistant Professor Lenin Grajo, Ed.M., O.T.R./L., O.T.R.P., Instructor Kelly Hawthorne, P.T., D.P.T., G.C.S., Assistant Professor Ann Hayes, P.T., D.P.T., O.C.S., Associate Professor Mona Hebert, MLS(ASCP)CM, Instructor Tim Howell, Ed.D., A.T.C., C.S.C.S., Assistant Professor Rita M. Heuertz, Ph.D., MT(ASCP), Professor Katherine Newsham, Ph.D., A.T.C., Assistant Professor Margaret Perkinson, Ph.D., M.A., Associate Professor Rabia Rahman, M.S., R.D., L.D., Instructor Melissa Ramel, M.S., M.P.H., R.D., L.D., Instructor Amanda Reed, Ed.M., MLS(ASCP)CM, Instructor Randy Richter, Ph.D., P.T., Associate Professor Charlotte Ridley, M.S., R.D., L.D., Assistant Professor Charlotte Brasic Royeen, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., F.A.O.T.A., Professor Debra Rybski, A.B.D., M.S., M.S.H.C.A., O.T.R./L., Associate Professor Debra Hewing, MBA, C.N.M.T., R.T.(N.), N.C.T., C.C.R.P., Instructor Gretchen Salsich, Ph.D., P.T., Professor Lori Jones, M.S., M.P.H., R.D., L.D., Instructor Sara Scholtes, Ph.D,. D.P.T., P.T., Assistant Professor Darina Sargeant, Ph.D., P.T., Associate Professor 34 FACULTY AND STAFF Chris Sebelski, P.T., D.P.T., O.C.S., C.S.C.S., Assistant Professor Kathleen Serfas, O.T.D., O.T.R./L., Assistant Professor Marjorie Sawicki, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., Assistant Professor Deborah Seale, Ph.D., M.A., Instructor William Siler, Ph.D., Associate Professor Patrick Kelly, Ph.D., Statistician Marian Linck, Administrative Secretary Kate Lochhead, Administrative Assistant Joan Lurkins, Administrative Assistant Laura Mayer, Office Assistant Austin Turner, B.S., C.N.M.T., R.(M.R.), Instructor Helen McCormack, MBA, Program Coordinator of Admissions Barb Yemm, P.T., D.P.T., O.C.S., Assistant Professor Suzanne McGahan, M.H.I., R.H.I.A., Assistant to the Dean Joanne Wagner, Ph.D., P.T., Assistant Professor Sandra Mendoza, Administrative Secretary Chezna Warner, M.H.S., M.S.W., P.A.-C., Instructor Jessica Moscato, Data Coordinator Edward Weiss, Ph.D, M.S.Ed., Associate Professor Megan Osborn, Administrative Secretary Christine Werner, Ph.D., R.D., P.A.-C., Associate Professor Susan Stephens-Ratz, MBA, Recruitment Specialist Mary White, a.s.c.j., M.S., P.A.-C., Assistant Professor Elaine Wilder, Ph.D., P.T., C./N.D.T., Associate Professor Laura Rettig, Administrative Secretary Bryan Rogers, Sous Chef Steve Sievers, Director of Development Shaina Steinbrueck, Sous Chef Michele Streb, Administrative Assistant STAFF Sherry Ashford, Program Assistant Margaret Bailey, Marketing Coordinator Jennifer Baine, Administrative Secretary Mary Ann Bindbeutel, Administrative Assistant Dana Bodewes, MBA, Program Coordinator Carol Boerding, Campus Ministry Matthew Campbell, MBA, C.P.A., C.I.A., Business Manager Casey Critchlow, MBA, Grants Manager Hillary Daniel, Administrative Secretary Jennifer Elwyn, Program Coordinator Nancy Gaines, Administrative Assistant Kathy Humphrey, Administrative Assistant Jeanne Young, Administrative Assistant Rachel Young, Program Coordinator Sherry Wright-Gully, Administrative Assistant Kathleen Wolf, Administrative Assistant DOISY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES DCHS ALUMNI BOARD ANNUAL REPORT 2012 Alexcia Chrisco, President Kevin Wilson, Vice President Elizabeth Blessing, DCHS Deans Office Representative Maggie Gambill, Ex-Officio Meghan Gehrs, Alumi Vickie Hahn, Alumni James Heafner, Student Representative Juliana Howley, Student Representative ElanaKarkowski-Schelar, Student Representative Whitney Kline, Alumni Dr. Martin Clarke at the 2012 Alumni Merit Award Luncheon. Cassie Lutz, Alumni Each year Doisy College of Health Sciences Alumni Board honors a DCHS Alumni who has a dedication to allied health and commitment to Jesuit values. In 2012, the board honored Dr. Martin J. Clarke, Physician Assistant Program graduate (‘81). Ashley Mangrich, Alumni Lauren McCray, Alumni Brittany Mortensen, Alumni Kathleen Nilson, Alumni Jenny Overman, Alumni Caitlin O’Very, Alumni Nicolle Retzlaff, Alumni Alex Robbins, Alumni Priscilla Rumph, Alumni Sarah Schlomer, Alumni Ben Schwab, Alumni Nicole Smugala, Alumni Kristin Warren, Ex-Offico Jillian Wood, Alumni Maggie Dermody, Alumni Relations After graduation from Saint Louis University, Dr. Clarke continued his education by obtaining a master’s in management from National Louis University, a fellowship in community health leadership from the Missouri Department of Health, and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University. Since 2001, he has served as a physician assistant and coordinator for Oncologic Psychiatry Consultation Service at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. In this position he helped create the Washington University Cancer Psychiatry Program, one of the few dedicated cancer psychiatry programs in the U.S. In 1995, Dr. Clarke received the International Humanitarian of the Year award from the American Academy of Physician Assistants for his work in protecting the health care interests of the children victims from the Chernobyl nuclear accident when he represented the St. Nicholas of Myra Foundation at a World Health Organization and International Monetary Fund sponsored conference in St. Petersburg, Russia. Each year Dr. Clarke serves as a preceptor to students in SLU’s physician assistant program. 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