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Date Updated: 27-OCT-2022

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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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