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School of Health Professions Faculty Present at Annual ASAHP Conference

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Deborah Zelizer, clinical associate professor and chair, Department of Health Science, with Maria P. Dimopoulos, clinical assistant professor, Radiation Therapy and Medical Dosimetry.

The Stony Brook School of Health Professions is committed to providing the highest quality education in an interprofessional learning environment that fosters scholarly activity, including basic, translational and educational research, critical thinking, evidence-based practice, leadership, and professionalism, while affirming the importance of ethical behavior, human diversity, equity and inclusion, cutting-edge technology, and a team approach to healthcare.

Several faculty represented the School of Health Professions this October at the Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions (ASAHP) 2023 Annual Conference, Moving Forward — Emerging Practices and Lasting Changes in Higher Education and Health Professions. This included both concurrent session presentations and poster presentation abstracts. The presentations represented the outstanding collaborative work by faculty and the school’s commitment to excellence in healthcare education. Topics included interprofessional education and collaboration, and improving diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

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Cynthia Leone, adjunct instructor, physical therapy

Faculty session and poster presentations included:

  • Elisabel Chang, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD-BE
  • Dale Coffin, EdD, OTR/L
  • Maria Dimopoulos, PhD, MBA, RT(T)
  • Jeannie Guglielmo, MS, MAT, MLS(ASCP)CM
  • Stacy Jaffee Gropack, PT, PhD, FASAHP
  • Agnes McConlogue Ferro, PT, DPT, PhD, Board-Certified Pediatrics Clinical Specialist
  • Lisa Komnik, MS, ATC
  • Rajiv Lajmi, MBA, MS, PMP
  • Sharon Martino, PT, PhD
  • Hannah Mercier, PhD, OTR/L
  • Lisa Muratori, PT, EdD
  • James Pierre-Glaude, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS
  • Kristin Thompson, DHSc, PA-C
  • Hants Williams, PhD, RN
  • Deborah Zelizer, PhD, LCSW

Session Presentations

Models of Excellence for Interprofessional Education/Collaboration

  • An Ipe Approach to Rare Pediatric Disorders: The Development and Evaluation of a Student Collaborative
    Dale Coffin, Agnes McConlogue Ferro, Kristin Thompson and Elisabel Chang
  • A Sustainable Model to Advance Radiation Science Education: A University and Health System Collab
    Maria Dimopoulos, Deborah Zelizer, Samantha Skubish (Mount Sinai Health System) and Stacy Gropack

Select Topics in Health Professions

  • Development of a Resource Center to Support a Spectrum of Learners in Health Professions Courses
    Jeannie Guglielmo, Emmanuel John (York College of Pennsylvania), Carolyn Bradley-Guidry (UT Southwestern Medical Center) and Phyllis King (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Improving Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

  • Are We Asking the Right Questions About Cultural Competence?
    James Pierre-Glaude and Lisa Komnik

Poster Presentation Abstracts

  • Interprofessional Collaboration Using a “Consultative” Project-Based Approach
    Rajiv Lajmi, Hants Williams and Lisa Muratori
  • Professionalism Developed via Interprofessional Healthcare Volunteer Experience
    Cynthia Leone (St John’s University) and Hannah Mercier
  • Effects of Service Learning Experience on Interprofessional Teamwork Among Health Professional Students
    2022 ASAHP Interprofessional Collaboration Research Grant Recipient Sharon Martino, PT, PhD

ASAHP is an organization representing the totality of allied health education and practice in the United States. As of 2017, ASAHP’s membership consists of 116 academic institutions and 4 professional associations.

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