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Faculty & staff news

October 26, 2018
Posted In: Connections

ATSU

Forrest Bollow, EdD, is the new university data manager for Assessment & Accreditation. Dr. Bollow previously served as an accreditation specialist.

Anabel Burgara, became assistant director of Human Resources on the Arizona campus.

Art Davalos-Matthews, MA, LPC, mental health wellness counselor, completed basic training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and started offering the approach to students seeking a more rapid treatment response.

Scott Edward, MEd, MBA, admissions counselor, admissions, received the Arizona campus Employee Excellence Award for the second quarter of 2018.

Stephen Emlund was promoted to senior web developer for Administrative Computing.

Jane Hawthorne, university data manager, assessment & accreditation, retired from ATSU in July. She joined the University in 2007 as executive assistant to the ATSU-ASHS dean. She was promoted to ATSU-ASHS data and contract manager before assuming her role as university data manager in 2011.

Jason Haxton, MA, director, Museum of Osteopathic Medicine, received the Missouri campus 2017-18 Registered Student Organization Advisor of the Year award for his work with the Society for the Advancement of Historical Osteopathy and Philosophy.

Brenda Jackson, administrative assistant, academic affairs, received the Arizona campus Employee Excellence Award for the first quarter of 2018.

Kimberly Jones, MS, is the new director of Student Life. She previously served as a disability resources adviser.

Jill Matejcik joined Assessment & Accreditation as an accreditation specialist.

Stephanie McGrew, MHA, ’15, is ATSU’s new diversity & inclusion coordinator.

James Michael Menke, PhD, associate director, A.T. Still Research Institute, published a chapter titled “Sociobiology” in the Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences.

Kim Perry, DDS, MSCS, associate vice president, university strategic partnerships, was selected for American College of Dentists fellowship by its board of regents. She was inducted during the organization’s fall 2018 annual meeting and convocation ceremony.

Ruth Pipes, secretary, Museum of Osteopathic Medicine, received the Missouri campus Employee Excellence Award for the second quarter of 2018.

Beth Poppre, EdD, MEd, associate vice president, student affairs, received her doctor of education degree in organizational leadership from Grand Canyon University in November.

Debosree Roy, PhD, joined the A.T. Still Research Institute as a postdoctoral fellow.

Liz Sprout joined Human Resources as the new employment coordinator for the Arizona campus.

Kelcey Williams, MBA, was promoted to benefits coordinator for Human Resources.

Gary Wiltz, MD, chair, Board of Trustees, received the National Association of Community Health Centers’ 2018 John Gilbert Award. The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a high level of excellence in the community healthcare field.

ASDOH

Heather Andrew, RDH, joined the School as an instructor.

Jean Brady, MA, RDH, joined the School as an instructor. She will see periodontal and implant maintenance patients.

Wayne Cottam, DMD, MS, vice dean, was appointed as a board member to the Beyond Flexner Alliance, which aims to promote social mission in health professions education.

Mai-Ly Duong, DMD, MPH, MAEd, FAGD, FSCD, ’12, was promoted to associate director, special care dentistry, and was recognized as one of the Phoenix Business Journal’s 2018 Health Care Heroes.

Wendy Hardina became the School’s education support specialist.

Herb Kaufman, DDS, stepped down from his role as associate dean for clinic operations. He will remain at the School as a consultant.

Satish Kumar, DMD, associate professor, joined the School’s periodontal faculty. He is board certified in oral medicine, orofacial pain, and periodontics.

Tim Lukavsky, DDS, was promoted to director, special care.

Mindy Motahari, DMD, MEd, ’08, is the School’s new assistant dean for comprehensive care. She has served in multiple roles including CCU director, interprofessional education director, and interim co-director of clinical education.

Jeff Parent, DDS, was appointed associate dean for patient care and clinic education, effective July 15. He previously served as assistant dean for clinical progress and student success.

Jae Park, DMD, PhD, MSD, MS, professor and chair, postgraduate orthodontics, was appointed as a contributing editor for the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics. He was appointed as the scientific program chair for the 2021 College of Diplomats of the American Board of Orthodontics annual session. In addition, he was appointed to the National Board Dental Examination Part II Ortho-Pediatric Dentistry/Advanced Dental Admission Test Construction Committee.

Seena Patel, DMD, MPH, ’10, was promoted to associate professor.

ASHS

Bart Anderson, DHSc, MS, AT, ATC, ’03, associate professor, athletic training, was awarded tenure. In addition, he received the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Athletic Trainer Service Award.

Cailee Welch Bacon, PhD, ATC, was promoted to associate professor. In addition, she received ATSU-ASHS’ Distinguished Service of the Year award for excellence in service to the University, community, and profession.

Kellie Bliven, PhD, ATC, director, interdisciplinary health sciences, received the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award.

Lori Bordenave, PT, DPT, PhD, associate professor, was promoted to director of the residential Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Ann Lee Burch, PT, EdD, MPH, vice dean, was selected by the Higher Learning Commission for its Peer Corps.

Rachel Diamant, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, professor, occupational therapy, received ATSU-ASHS’ Educator of the Year award for excellence in teaching, inspiring students to think critically, and promoting intellectual curiosity.

Michelle DiBaise, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, ’14, was named interim director of the California-based Physician Assistant Studies program.

Susan Falsone, PT, MS, associate professor, athletic training, published a book, “Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance,” which discusses the thought process and physical practice of guiding an injured athlete through rehab and back to the field of play.

Angie Kiselyk, MS, PA-C, was promoted to assistant professor, physician assistant studies.

Kenneth Lam, ScD, ATC, associate professor, interdisciplinary health sciences, received ATSU-ASHS’ Scholar of the Year award for excellence in the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching.

Jesse Thompson, EMT, is the simulation equipment specialist for the Physician Assistant Studies program.

Alison Valier, PhD, ATC, FNATA, director, athletic training, received the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Athletic Trainer Service Award.

Lorie Weber, PA-C, was promoted to instructor, physician assistant studies.

Sara Wilson, MPAS, PA-C, assistant professor, physician assistant studies, received the Arizona campus 2017-18 Registered Student Organization Advisor of the Year award for her work with the J. Louis Kettle Society.

CGHS

Don Altman, DDS, DHSc, EdD, MPH, MBA, MA, ’12, dean, participated in a weeklong volunteer opportunity in Vientiane, Laos, teaching dentists in a master of public health program. The opportunity was made available through Health Volunteers Overseas and the University of Health Sciences of Laos.

Tanya Armistead, academic adviser, received the Outstanding Employee of the Year award at the College’s annual awards banquet in May.

Sarah Everman, PhD, was promoted to associate professor, kinesiology.

John Fick, EdD, FACHE, associate professor, health administration, was appointed to the 2019 Annual Meeting Planning Committee of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration’s Leadership Development Committee.

Jaana Gold, DDS, PhD, MPH, CPH, associate professor, public health, was selected to join Oral Health America as an advocate scholar for Oral Health Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in October.

Colleen Halupa, EdD, associate professor, health education, received the Professor of the Year award at the College’s annual awards banquet in May.

Patrick Palmieri, DHSc, EdS, MBA, MSN, ACNP, RN, adjunct professor, health sciences, was elected to the board of directors for the Accreditation Association for Hospitals and Health Systems (AAHHS). AAHHS assumed management of the Health Facilities Accreditation Program from the American Osteopathic Association. In addition, Dr. Palmieri was ranked No. 81 on the Peruvian government’s list of Peruvian researchers across the globe.

Susan Thomas, MSEd, joined ATSU-CGHS as an instructional designer. Prior to joining the College, she was an instructional designer at Truman State University.

Letha Williams, PhD, FACHE, chair, health administration, was appointed to serve another term on the Filerman Prize Selection Committee of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. Her term of service runs through June 2021.

KCOM

Zulfiqar Ahmad, PhD, professor, biochemistry, was awarded tenure.

Neal Chamberlain, PhD, professor, microbiology/immunology, received the Max Gutensohn, DO, Outstanding Teaching Award from the class of 2021 during the Missouri campus Student Government Association awards ceremony in April.

Linda Kerr was promoted to triage nurse/data entry for the clinic business office.

Jeong Sook Kim-Han, PhD, was promoted to director of core imaging facility/research scientist, pharmacology.

Tatyana Kondrashova, PhD, associate professor, family medicine, received the Max Gutensohn, DO, Outstanding Teaching Award from the class of 2020 during the Missouri campus Student Government Association awards ceremony in April.

Yohei Norimatsu, PhD, assistant professor, physiology, received a three-year, $382,343 grant from the National Institutes of Health to support his study of “Atomic-scale refinement of CFTR and TAAR1 molecular models for the study of drug binding.”

Kathy Schroeder, standardized patient coordinator, curriculum, received the Missouri campus Employee Excellence Award for the first quarter of 2018.

Karen T. Snider, DO, FAAO, FNAOME, assistant dean, curriculum, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Osteopathy. She was one of two osteopathic physicians to be elected as a trustee and will serve a three-year term.

Bruce Young, PhD, was promoted to professor, anatomy.

MOSDOH

David Brzezinski, MD, adjunct professor, received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the class of 2021 during the Missouri campus Student Government Association awards ceremony in April.

Matthew Greaves, DDS, was promoted to comprehensive care unit director at the St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center. Bryant Kiley is the School’s business operations manager at the St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center.

Bryant Kiley is the School’s business operations manager at the St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center.

Ammar Musawi, MDS, BDS, director, preclinical education and simulation clinic, received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the class of 2020 during the Missouri campus Student Government Association awards ceremony in April.

Avanija Reddy, DMD, MPH, was promoted to specialty care director at the St. Louis
Dental Education and Oral Health Center.

Akshay Vij, BDS, ACT, was promoted to specialty care director at the St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center.

SOMA

Thomas Bennett, DO, director, clinical science education, became chair of the ATSU-SOMA Faculty Council and Faculty Assembly in August.

Kelli Glaser, DO, FACOFP, chair, family & community medicine, is the School’s new representative for University Faculty Senate. Her term began in July.

Uzoma Ikonne, PhD, was appointed interim chair of the Basic Medical Science department, effective Aug. 1.

James Keane, DO, MEd, assistant professor, joined ATSU-SOMA in the Osteopathic Principles and Practice department and A.T. Still University Osteopathic Medicine Center Arizona.

Inder Makin, MD, PhD, was promoted to the rank of professor. He joined the School in 2009 as an adjunct professor and then became associate professor in 2012.

Jeni Rogers was promoted to executive assistant.

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