Georgia Health Sciences University - College of Allied Health Sciences

Georgia Health Sciences University - College of Allied Health Sciences Located on the campus of Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta, Georgia, our College's concentration on health sciences education and research offers students and faculty a rich environment for learning, discovering and caring.

1459 Laney Walker Boulevard, AA2028 Augusta, GA, General Information The College of Allied Health Sciences at Georgia Health Sciences University was established as an administrative entity in 1968. Prior to this date, a Master of Science program in medical illustration and Bachelor of Science programs in health information management, medical technology and radiography had been active; in 1967, the dental hygiene program was initiated. Since then, programs in occupational therapy, physician assistant, nuclear medicine technology, respiratory therapy, diagnostic medical sonography and radiation therapy technology have been added. All associate degree programs were discontinued in 1998. The program in physical therapy was changed to a graduate program in 1996. Professional certificate programs are offered in diagnostic medical sonography, nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy technology and medical technology. The Doctorate of Physical Therapy and the Master of Science in Medical Illustration are offered through the School of Graduate Studies. A Master of Health Education and a Master of Science are available through the School of Graduate Studies for qualified allied health practitioners. CAHS Alumni Association http://www.mcg.edu/ua/alumni/alliedhealth/ Graduate Programs: Health Informatics http://www.mcg.edu/sah/dhi/about_imph.html Medical Dosimetry http://www.mcg.edu/sah/brt/meddos/index.html Medical Illustration http://www.mcg.edu/medart/ Occupational Therapy http://www.mcg.edu/sah/ot/index.html Physician Assistant http://www.mcg.edu/sah/phyasst/index.html Physical Therapy http://www.mcg.edu/sah/pt/index.html Undergraduate Programs: Biomedical & Radiological Technology http://www.mcg.edu/sah/brt/index.html Diagnostic Medical Sonography http://www.mcg.edu/sah/brt/dms/index.html Clinical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology) http://www.mcg.edu/sah/brt/cls/index.html Nuclear Medicine Technology http://www.mcg.edu/sah/brt/nmt/index.html Radiation Therapy http://www.mcg.edu/sah/brt/radtherapy/index.html Dental Hygiene http://www.mcg.edu/sah/hygiene/index.html Health Informatics http://www.mcg.edu/sah/dhi/index.html Respiratory Therapy http://www.mcg.edu/sah/respther/index.html (read less) The College of Allied Health Sciences at Georgia Health Sciences University was established as an administrative entity in 1968. Prior to this date, a Master of Science program in medical illustration and Bachelor of Science programs in health information management, medical technology and radiography had been active; in 1967, the dental hygiene program was initiated. Since then, programs in occupational therapy, physician assistant, nuclear medicine technology, respiratory therapy, diagnostic... (read more)

• Homecoming was held back in April and participant numbers were up across the all colleges. We had over 70 attendees ...
07/15/2011

• Homecoming was held back in April and participant numbers were up across the all colleges. We had over 70 attendees at the CAHS Alumni Dinner and presented 3 student scholarships and the Distinguished Alumni Award, which went to Sue Ward from the Dental Hygiene Department. The Alumni Office has met with each of the Deans' offices for suggestions on Homecoming and will make changes to incorporate more enterprise-wide activities and as well as more family-friendly activities to entice younger alumni.

• Susan Barcus is the new SVP for Advancement and Community Relations and she will begin on June 13th. She will be over all of development, alumni affairs, special events and advancement services. Once Mrs. Barcus is in place, interviews for an Associate VP of Community Relations (which is over Alumni Affairs) should begin. Finally the Alumni Office will be fully staffed after the hire of a 2nd alumni affairs coordinator, which is ongoing now.

• Currently the Alumni Office is finishing the planning stages for next year's Alumni Association calendar and budget. We will be sending out dues reminders in July to encourage alumni to sign up for an annual or lifetime membership and our next event will be a table at CAHS Orientation in August.

07/15/2011

• Student Leadership/Volunteer Hours
Students, please don't forget to log your community service hours into One45 as you serve the CSRA community. These hours are vital as they are only recognized through One45 to count towards your scholarships. Let's try to get 100% participation of the departments in the upcoming months. Thanks for your help!

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• Translational Research Laboratory
If you are conducting research and are need of basic chemistry or hematology testing, please contact Dr. Lester Pretlow at ext. 1-7629 or Mr. Scott Wise at ext. 1-7633.

07/15/2011

Physician Assistant Department News:
• PA received the top five HRSA training Grant applications for FY 2009.
• Lisa Daitch, MSPA, PA-C, had another article published with one of her students, Joseph Epperson, PA-S, in this month’s edition of Clinician Reviews (which is peer reviewed).

07/15/2011

Physician Assistant Department News:
• June’s Publication of Clinical Advisor featured two articles from PA students and faculty.
1) Adult polycystic kidney disease management: Christopher M. Moon, Laura Gunder, DHSc, MHE, PA-C, and Ami R. Steele, MMSc, PA-C.
2) Nutrition therapy for new diabetes patients: Heidi Szerlong, Lisa Daitch, MPAS, PA-C,and Judith Stallings, MHE, PA-C.

07/15/2011

More (MLIRS) News:
• Radiation Therapy: Grads challenge ARRT exam.
• Other MLIRS News
Dr. Elizabeth Leibach has accepted a full time position at CDC in the Laboratory Medicine Best Practices (LMBP) Group (Division of Laboratory Science and Standards in the Laboratory Science, Policy & Practice Program Office within the Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services).

07/15/2011

Department of Medical Laboratory, Imaging, and Radiologic Sciences (MLIRS) News:

• Clinical Laboratory Science Program: Two faculty have co-authored textbook publications.

• Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Ms. Vivian G. Dicks, MPH, RDCS, FASE, completes Doctorate in
Public Health degree.

• Nuclear Medicine: Senior Patrick Jackson selected University System of GA Outstanding Scholar.

Department News
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Department News

Outstanding Faculty Honored by University Faculty SenateDr. Lori Bolgla, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Gra...
07/15/2011

Outstanding Faculty Honored by University Faculty Senate

Dr. Lori Bolgla, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Graduate
Studies, received the 2011 Outstanding Faculty Award from the
College of Allied Health Sciences. Dr. Bolgla serves on the
Department of Physical Therapy research, student affairs,
musculoskeletal content and faculty search committees. She is a
member of the College of Graduate Studies Alumni Association
Board of Directors and the College of Allied Health Sciences Faculty
Council, Promotion and Tenure and University Faculty Council Student
Affairs subcommittees. She is a manuscript reviewer for several
journals, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Sport
Rehabilitation and co-chairs the Knee Special Interest Group of the
American Physical Therapy Association. She is a grant reviewer for the
National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation and a member of the GHSU chapter of Alpha Eta honor society. She has participated in numerous grants, presentations, abstracts, book chapters and publications in refereed journals. Dr. Bolgla received her Ph.D. in rehabilitation services from the University of Kentucky and a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from GHSU. She also has a master’s degree in accounting and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia.

07/15/2011

FAREWELL

Dr. Kathy Bradley, Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, will retire June 30th with 30 years of service.

Ms. Joette Stokes, Office Manager, Department of Respiratory Therapy, retired March 1, 2011 with 23 years of service.

07/15/2011

WELCOME

Dr. Andrew Balas
Dean and Professor
College of Allied Health Sciences (6/15/11)

Mr. Michael Jensen
Assistant Professor,
Medical Illustration (4/1/11)

Ms. Leah Taylor
Technical/Paraprofessional, Occupational Therapy
part-time, temporary (5/4/11)

07/15/2011

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Aug 19 - Professionalism Forum, 9-11am, Imperial Theater
Aug 19 - CAHS New Student Orientation, 11am, HSB 1st Floor Lobby, following Professionalism Forum
Sep 23 - New Dental School Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Gala
(details TBD
Sep 24 - GHSU Family Day (details TBD)

GRADUATION HIGHLIGHTS
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GRADUATION HIGHLIGHTS

HOMECOMING SPOTLIGHT
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HOMECOMING SPOTLIGHT

07/15/2011

Shah Foundation Scholarship Winners:
The following three CAHS students, Alison Ryan, Devon Williams, and Glory Perkins were selected as 2011 Shah Foundation Scholarship recipients; they received $700 each.

07/15/2011

CAHS Faculty Research Award:
Raymond Chong, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

07/15/2011

CAHS Outstanding Clinical Educator Award: Joshua Pniewski, D.P.T, Instructor, Department of Physical Therapy

CAHS Distinguished Service Award: Malorie Novak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
07/15/2011

CAHS Distinguished Service Award:
Malorie Novak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

CAHS Outstanding Faculty Award:Lori Bolgla, Ph.D., Assistant Professor,Department of Physical Therapy
07/15/2011

CAHS Outstanding Faculty Award:
Lori Bolgla, Ph.D., Assistant Professor,
Department of Physical Therapy

CAHS Distinguished AlumnusMs. Sue Ward, Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Hygiene, was recently awarded the CAHS...
07/15/2011

CAHS Distinguished Alumnus
Ms. Sue Ward, Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Hygiene, was recently awarded the CAHS Distinguished Alumnus Award at the CAHS Homecoming Dinner held on April 16.
Ms. Ward joined the GHSU faculty as an instructor in 1989 after working in an Augusta private practice. She is President of the university’s Allied Health Sciences Practice Group and is Past President and Alternate Departmental Representative for the College’s Alumni Association. She serves on the College of Dental Medicine’s Patient and Family Centered Care Committee and is the Facilities Coordinator for the college’s Central Regional Dental Testing Service, Inc.
She has co-coordinated the college’s National Give Kids a Smile Day since 2004 and works with the university’s Ryan White Outreach Team to provide dental hygiene screenings to HIV-positive individuals.

Message from Dr. KeskulaThe month of June is when the CAHS will complete its transitionto new leadership. I would like t...
07/15/2011

Message from Dr. Keskula

The month of June is when the CAHS will complete its transition
to new leadership. I would like to take this opportunity to thank
the staff and faculty for their hard work and support in advancing
our college, our professions, and especially our students throughout
this time of change and uncertainty.

Dr. Andrew Balas became the fourth dean in the history of our
college on June 15, 2011. Dr. Balas has said “serving as dean of the
GHSU College of Allied Health Sciences is a tremendous privilege. I look forward to working with very talented and accomplished colleagues. A focus on mission and good teamwork will greatly advance education, research and service to the community.” We look forward to working with Dr. Balas to insure the successful advancement of our college within the new GHSU enterprise.

While there are exciting opportunities ahead, change can be challenging to work through. I’ll close by sharing a saying that seems quite pertinent for these times, and one that I firmly believe in; “change is inevitable, growth is optional.” Looking forward to growing with you in the upcoming year!

Welcome Dr Balas
07/15/2011

Welcome Dr Balas

Respiratory Therapy White Coat CeremonyThe Department of Respiratory Therapy held its fifth annual White Coat Ceremony F...
05/03/2011

Respiratory Therapy White Coat Ceremony
The Department of Respiratory Therapy held its fifth annual White Coat Ceremony Friday, Feb. 4th in the Health Sciences Building. Twenty‐six junior respiratory therapy students donned white coats and received formal recognition of their advancement to clinical studies.

OT Certified Therapy Dog (Bella)Bella is a 15 month old Shih Tzu and is owned by Becky Herzberg, Office Manager of Occup...
05/03/2011

OT Certified Therapy Dog (Bella)
Bella is a 15 month old Shih Tzu and is owned by Becky Herzberg, Office Manager of Occupational Therapy. Bella is a registered therapy dog and has received her Good Citizen Degree. She brings joy and happiness to nursing homes around the community and in Aiken. She is also the Neuroscience Movement Disorder Therapy Dog. Patients and their families enjoy having Bella visit and she enjoys them. She brings Therapy to those in her own household who have illnesses. Her human brother has Crohn's Disease and is given
infusion treatments every eight weeks. The nurse loves when Bella is with him because his infusions go so much better, less nausea and less nervousness. Bella's father has Parkinson's Disease. He confirms that he needs less medicine when he holds her because she has such a calming effect on him. We are so happy to have her. Many thanks to Janet Isenberg and Jenny Whitlock for connecting the family with the most wonderful blessing ever.

Congradulations to Alise Vega, AdministrativeAssistant 1, CAHS Dean’sOffice, recently earned her Bachelor of Science D...
05/03/2011

Congradulations to Alise Vega, AdministrativeAssistant 1, CAHS Dean’s
Office, recently earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix, Augusta Campus.

Congradulations to Dr. John D. Meyer, Director of Instructional Support andStudent Affairs, Dean’s Office, and Assista...
05/03/2011

Congradulations to Dr. John D. Meyer, Director of Instructional Support and
Student Affairs, Dean’s Office, and Assistant Professor of
Health Informatics on yet another new addition to his family. Grandson, Urijah Sage Stella was born February 2, 2011.

EDI Educational Research Manuscript AwardThe EDI Educational Research Manuscipt Award was granted to the paper, “A Typ...
05/03/2011

EDI Educational Research Manuscript Award
The EDI Educational Research Manuscipt Award was granted to the paper, “A Typology of Evidence Based Practice Research Heuristics for Clinical Laboratory Science Curricula,” published in Clinical Laboratory Science by authors Elizabeth Leibach, Ed.D., and Barbara Russell, Ed.D., MT, SH, from the Department of Medical Laboratory, Imaging, and Radiologic Sciences in the College of Allied Health Sciences.

Congradulations to Dr. Ben Herz, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, was elected Treasurer of the American Occu...
05/03/2011

Congradulations to Dr. Ben Herz, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, was elected Treasurer of the American Occupational Therapy Association effective
July 1.

Dental Hygiene Students Give Kids a Smile DayStudents from Georgia Health Sciences University Dental Hygiene program pro...
05/03/2011

Dental Hygiene Students Give Kids a Smile Day
Students from Georgia Health Sciences University Dental Hygiene program provided free treatment to elementary school students as part of the national
“Give Kids a Smile Day” on Feb. 4th. Approximately 120 first and second‐graders from Richmond County’s Jenkins White Elementary Charter School participated in the event. Senior dental and dental hygiene students, faculty, pediatric dentistry residents and community dentists provided free dental care including cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, oral health education and, if needed, restorative care such as fillings or baby‐tooth extractions. All children received a toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss.

Appointment to Advisory CommitteeDr. Abiodun E. Akinwuntan was appointed to the 3 member InternalAdvisory Committee of t...
05/03/2011

Appointment to Advisory Committee
Dr. Abiodun E. Akinwuntan was appointed to the 3 member Internal
Advisory Committee of the Brain and Behavior Discovery Institute at
Georgia HealthSciences University.
Recent Publications Include:
Akinwuntan AE, Wachtel J, Rosen P. Driving simulation for evaluation and
rehabilitation of driving after stroke. Journal of Stroke and
Cerebrovascular Diseases, Electronic publication ahead of print,
January 2011;41:00‐00
Devos H, Akinwuntan AE, Nieuwboer A, Truijen S, De Weerdt W. A
systematic review and meta‐analysis on predictors of fitness to
drive after stroke. Neurology, Electronic publication ahead of print,
February 2011.

Noon Arts Concert PerformanceThe College of Allied Health Sciences recently sponsored the February 15 Noon Arts Concert....
05/03/2011

Noon Arts Concert Performance
The College of Allied Health Sciences recently sponsored the February 15 Noon Arts Concert. We had a performance by Devin Jones from the Dean’s Office as well as a performance by the GHSU Choir (pictured above). The GHSU Choir is led by Jason Maynard and consists of Occupational Therapy 2nd year student Linsey Lee, OT Faculty Dr. Robert Gibson, and Dr. Mariana D'Amico, and OT Staff Becky Herzberg. Other choir members include Namita Hattangady, Veronica Johnson, Chelsea Jones, Tricia Perea, Michael Tjahjadi,
Betty Pollard, Carol Lapp, and Kenneth White.

The 2011 Student Government Association Awards banquet was held March 23, 2011 where Kelley Jerris , OT Student,was reco...
05/03/2011

The 2011 Student Government Association Awards banquet was held March 23, 2011 where Kelley Jerris , OT Student,was recognized by the CAHS for
excellence in Student Leadership on campus. They were the only two from our college to receive awards. SOTA received the 2011 award for Outstanding Student Organization in Community Outreach Award out of 58 registered organizations. This award recognizes the impact that the entire organization (1st and 2nd years) has made both on campus and in the Augusta community!

The 2011 Student Government Association Awards banquet was held March 23, 2011 where  Bianca Coley, OT Students, were re...
05/03/2011

The 2011 Student Government Association Awards banquet was held March 23, 2011 where Bianca Coley, OT Students, were recognized by the CAHS for
excellence in Student Leadership on campus. They were the only two from our college to receive awards. SOTA received the 2011 award for Outstanding Student Organization in Community Outreach Award out of 58 registered organizations. This award recognizes the impact that the entire organization (1st and 2nd years) has made both on campus and in the Augusta community!

Congradulations to Alumna Lubov Patouga, a graduate of the nuclear medicine technology program, was recently named Miss ...
05/03/2011

Congradulations to Alumna Lubov Patouga, a graduate of the nuclear medicine technology program, was recently named Miss Georgia United States. The 2010
graduate won the Miss Georgia United States pageant on her first
attempt,“ I was interested in pageants but I was hesitant because I have a different name and background” Patouga said.She and her parent immigrated
from Kazahkstan when she was 8 years old. Patoga’s charity is the American Heart Association, inspired by her cardiology training at GHSU and her work as
a nuclear medicine technologist. Congratulations, Lubov.

Ms. Ramona Aune, Administrative Assistant 2, CAHS Dean’s Office on the births of her two new grandchildren, Alexis and...
05/03/2011

Ms. Ramona Aune, Administrative Assistant 2, CAHS Dean’s Office on the births of her two new grandchildren, Alexis and Alden, born February 11, 2011.

Dr. Kent Guion, Interim Dean, College of Allied Health Sciences,has been named Associate Provost for Multicultural Affai...
05/03/2011

Dr. Kent Guion, Interim Dean, College of Allied Health Sciences,
has been named Associate Provost for Multicultural Affairs at
Georgia Health Sciences University, effective April 1. He will lead the newly established Office of Multicultural Affairs, which will focus on diversity and implementation of the institution’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) on cultural
competency. Congratulations, Dr. Guion!

Congratulations Michael Frentzel on  2011 Family Choice Award(From left to right: Bernard Roberson, Administrative Direc...
05/03/2011

Congratulations Michael Frentzel on 2011 Family Choice Award
(From left to right: Bernard Roberson, Administrative Director; Cheryl Priessman, OT; Jane Willson, OT; Michael Frentzel, RT; Jennifer Rath, Neuroscience; Dr. Laura Mulloy, Nephrology and Sandra McVicker, Interim COO.
Some of our faculty including Micheal Frentzel, RT, Cheryl Preissman, OT, and Jane Wilson, OT were surprised with the Family Choice award for 2011. This award is given annually at the Patient Family Centered Care Conference to caretakers who exemplify the values of Patient and Family Centered Care.

CongratulationsMs. Lori Prince, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Informatics, was named Interim Chair of the De...
05/03/2011

Congratulations
Ms. Lori Prince, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Informatics, was named Interim Chair of the Department of Health Informatics effective January 15, 2011. Please help us to welcome Ms. Prince as a member of the CAHS leadership team.

Allied Health Week 2010
03/23/2011

Allied Health Week 2010

Congratulations to Patrick Alexander Jackson on receiving the outstanding scholar award for excellence in academic achie...
03/09/2011

Congratulations to Patrick Alexander Jackson on receiving the outstanding scholar award for excellence in academic achievement and personal development. Patrick is a graduate from the Nuclear Medical Technology Program in the College of Allied Health Sciences of the Georgia Health Sciences University. By official Resolution from the... State House of Representatives, Patrick is commended for his superb achievements in education, and he is selected as a representative of the Georgia Health Sciences University on Academic Recognition Day for 2011.

During his tenure at GHSU, Mr. Jackson participated in the MCG Student Leadership Institute, was president of his Nuclear Medicine Class, president of the Student Biomedical and Radiological Technologies Association, was representative to the Augusta Nuclear Technologists Association, and participated in numerous mission and community outreach projects, including restoration of the Widows Home.See More

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General information

The College of Allied Health Sciences at Georgia Health Sciences University was established as an administrative entity in 1968. Prior to this date, a Master of Science program in medical illustration and Bachelor of Science programs in health information management, medical technology and radiography had been active; in 1967, the dental hygiene program was initiated. Since then, programs in occupational therapy, physician assistant, nuclear medicine technology, respiratory therapy, diagnostic medical sonography and radiation therapy technology have been added. All associate degree programs were discontinued in 1998. The program in physical therapy was changed to a graduate program in 1996. Professional certificate programs are offered in diagnostic medical sonography, nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy technology and medical technology. The Doctorate of Physical Therapy and the Master of Science in Medical Illustration are offered through the School of Graduate Studies. A Master of Health Education and a Master of Science are available through the School of Graduate Studies for qualified allied health practitioners. CAHS Alumni Association http://www.mcg.edu/ua/alumni/alliedhealth/ Graduate Programs: Health Informatics http://www.mcg.edu/sah/dhi/about_imph.html Medical Dosimetry http://www.mcg.edu/sah/brt/meddos/index.html Medical Illustration http://www.mcg.edu/medart/ Occupational Therapy http://www.mcg.edu/sah/ot/index.html Physician Assistant http://www.mcg.edu/sah/phyasst/index.html Physical Therapy http://www.mcg.edu/sah/pt/index.html Undergraduate Programs: Biomedical & Radiological Technology http://www.mcg.edu/sah/brt/index.html Diagnostic Medical Sonography http://www.mcg.edu/sah/brt/dms/index.html Clinical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology) http://www.mcg.edu/sah/brt/cls/index.html Nuclear Medicine Technology http://www.mcg.edu/sah/brt/nmt/index.html Radiation Therapy http://www.mcg.edu/sah/brt/radtherapy/index.html Dental Hygiene http://www.mcg.edu/sah/hygiene/index.html Health Informatics http://www.mcg.edu/sah/dhi/index.html Respiratory Therapy http://www.mcg.edu/sah/respther/index.html

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