HSRS News Archives Summer 2013
Members of the faculty and staff presented at the 2013 annual conference of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals (ASAHP) in Orlando, Fla.
Salome Brooks, EdD, assistant professor of physical therapy, presented “Preparing students for research: A model for faculty/librarian collaborative teaching in a pre-doctoral research course,” a study co-authored by Susan Bigelow, reference librarian. Elizabeth Montemagni, DPT, assistant professor of physical therapy, presented her work “Student learning of core competencies in healthcare interprofessional collaboration” on behalf of her coauthors, Kathy Post, PhD, professor and chair of the Occupational Therapy Department, and Laurie Cournoyer, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders.
Also at the same meeting, and in conjunction with the completion of the ASAHP Leadership Development Program, David Miller, PhD, dean of School of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Studies, presented “Integrated clinical education (ICE) as a proposed delivery method for interprofessional education (IPE) in health sciences” with four coauthors from across the United States
For the seventh time in eight years, graduates from the Springfield College Physician Assistant Master’s Program have had a 100 percent first-time pass rate for the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE). This exam is administered by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and qualifies students for state licensure. The national first-time pass rate for 2012 is 93 percent, making this an outstanding accomplishment for Springfield College graduates.
Bern Graney and Robert Hewes Co-authored an Article Accepted for the Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling.
Bernard Graney, PhD, and Robert Hewes, RhD, professors of rehabilitation and disability studies, coauthored an article, “Colorectal Cancer and Rehabilitation Counseling,” that has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling.
Ben Hogan, Medical Simulation Lab coordinator for the physician assistant program, passed the Massachusetts paramedic exam and, as a result, is now a certified paramedic in the state. Hogan's training included six months of clinical experience in the hospital and field settings, and one year of schooling.
Ellen Rainville, Kathy Post, and 16 First and Second Professional Year Students Attended the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference in San Diego, Calif.
Ellen Rainville, O.T.D., and Kathy Post, Ph.D., professors of occupational therapy, joined 16 first and second professional year occupational therapy students at the American Occupational Therapy Association conference in San Diego, Calif., last month. Rainville presented a poster on service learning, and eight Springfield College occupational therapy alumni presented posters, papers, short courses, and workshops. Alumni presenters included Danielle St. Mane G'12, Kelsey Lally G'12, Jana (Richards) Grant G'07, Lori (Bauman) Beal G'06, Donald Kallembach G'98, Marnie (Sullivan) Renda G'98, Tina Champagne G'98, and Miriam (Watson) Monahan G'94. At least 18 alumni from 1993 to 2012 were spotted at the conference, which was the second largest held by the organization.