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For over a century, the University of Texas Medical Branch has dedicated its efforts toward improving the health of society - in Texas and beyond. In addition to designing and implementing innovative ways to deliver instruction to students at distant locations, the school continuously explores opportunities to expand its program offerings and interprofessional learning.

We offer certifications, bachelor's, master's and doctoral allied health programs. In addition to classroom lectures, our programs offer clinical training opportunities in a variety of settings to ensure our students have exposure to a multitude of professional opportunities.

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ASAHP presents Dean Brown with leadership award at annual conference

Oct 27, 2022, 16:08 PM by UTMB SHP

October 27, 2022 - Washington, D.C. - The Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions (ASAHP) recently recognized numerous higher education health professionals from across the country for their leadership, contributions and excellence in the fields of health sciences and health professions. The awards were presented at ASAHP’s annual conference. “Leading the Charge - Advancing Innovation in Higher Education and the Health Professions” which took place October 19-21, 2022 at the Westin Long Beach hotel in Southern California.

At a ceremony on the first day of the conference, Dr. David Brown, Senior Vice President and Dean of the School of Health Professions was presented the Fellows Program Award. Dean Brown is also the George T. Bryan Distinguished Professor and the Chair of the ASAHP Research, Discovery, and Innovation Committee.

Innovations from Dr. Brown and some of the other awardees included researching interventions aimed at improving chronic illness care, creating functional locomotor behavior post stroke, attracting diverse populations of students to universities health programs, learning how to cope with background noise during communication, and increasing interprofessional education in the curriculum and in clinical settings across communities.

“Commitment to excellence and collaboration is the lifeblood of our organization,” said ASAHP President Deb Larsen PhD, FASAHP. “We were proud to recognize these individuals at our annual conference in honor of their dedication to improving the quality and accessibility of healthcare and health professions education for all."

To view the a list of the awardees, please view the ASAHP press release.

ASAHP Fellows standing in a line from left to right - Dr. David Henzi ;  Dr. Susan Gordon-Hickey,  Dr. David Brown, ASAHP President  Dr. Deb Larsen,  Dr. Fevzi Akinci,  Dr. Jesús García-Martínez

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21-25AugustOrientation and Registration Week (SHP New Students)
27AugustRegistration and Fee Payment Deadlines – Fall 2023 (all students)
28AugustClasses Begin – Fall 2023
4SeptemberLabor Day - School Closed
13SeptemberLast Day to Add or Drop a Course by 5:00 pm – Fall 2023 (Census Date)
13NovemberLast Day to Withdraw from a Course with a "W" – Fall 2023
23-24NovemberThanksgiving Holiday - School Closed
4DecemberOnline Registration for Spring 2024 – Opens at 8:00 am for Returning Students
4DecemberStudy Day – No Classes
5-8DecemberFinal Examination Period
8DecemberLast Day of Fall 2023 Semester (Diploma date - December 15, 2023)
15DecemberGrades Due by 12:00 Noon for Fall 2023 (All Students)
11-31DecemberStudent Winter Break

Last Updated: 21-AUG-2023

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The mission of the School of Health Professions (SHP) is to provide and promote quality education, research, and service in an environment that fosters collaboration and mutual respect. The School of Health Professions envisions a school that provides quality education in the health professions and encourages innovation.

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