OT Faculty Receives this Year's Dean's Distinguished Teaching Award
Occupational Therapy Assistant Professor Roxanna Bendixen is the recipient of this year's SHRS Dean's Distinguished Teaching Award. She was recognized for her creative approaches to teaching, promoting a cooperative peer learning environment, as well as creating classes that combine theory and clinical practice skills.
Counseling Named Top Program in State
Congratulations to the Pitt Counseling program for winning the 2018 Pennsylvania Counseling Association Outstanding Counseling Program Award! The Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling is a two-year graduate program that integrates counseling, clinical services, research, and advocacy with a strengths-based, empowerment focus.
PA Director Secures HHS Grant
Interim Physician Assistant Studies Program Director David Beck and his team received a $430,000 award from the Dept. of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The funds will enable PA faculty to implement Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and medication therapy into their curriculum and then study the outcomes.