Showing posts with label School of Allied Health Sciences. Show all posts
Showing posts with label School of Allied Health Sciences. Show all posts

Monday, May 14, 2018

FAMU occupational therapy program achieves 100% passage rate

Florida A&M University’s occupational therapy program in the School of Allied Health has received its 2017 scores from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.

The 2017 cohort received a 100 percent pass rate. All 19 of the students were first-time test takers.

“I am so very pleased with the success of our students on the 2017 occupational therapy licensure exam, which is the direct result of the concerted efforts of our faculty and the motivation of our students to perform at the highest level,” said Cynthia Hughes Harris, dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences.

Debora Oliveira, Ph.D., is the Director of the Division of Occupational Therapy.

FAMU’s occupational therapy program is ranked among the nation’s best graduate health programs, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

FAMU community mourns the loss of founding Allied Health Dean Jacqueline Beck

The founding dean of Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) School of Allied Health Sciences Jacqueline Beck, Ph.D., is being remembered as a strong, kind and steadfast leader and national trailblazer. Beck passed on October 31, 2017.

To commemorate her many contributions and dedication to the University, in 2007, the building that houses FAMU’s Allied Health Sciences programs (Lewis-Beck Building) was named in her honor along with the late nursing school dean Margaret Lewis, Ph.D.

FAMU’s Interim President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., recalled Beck’s unique qualities that led to the establishment of Allied Health programs at FAMU.

“Dean Beck’s keen intellect and administrative skills established her as a national leader in higher education and propelled our Allied Health Sciences program to be among the best in the nation,” said Robinson. “Her dedication and commitment to her students, faculty and staff were exceeded only by her love of her family, FAMU, and the Tallahassee community.” 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

FAMU Health Informatics and Information Management Program named one of the nation’s best

The Healthcare Management Degree Guide announced that Florida A&M University’s Health Informatics and Information Management Program was named as one of the “Top 25 Health Information Management Degree Programs” in the nation.

FAMU’s Health Informatics and Information Management Program, which ranked third, is housed in the School of Allied Health Sciences. It was recognized in part for offering pre-professional and professional programs. Its pre-professional program contains foundational science, humanities and communications courses and the professional program consists primarily of laboratory and supervised clinical work.

All of the schools considered for top rankings are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM sets rigorous program requirements.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

FAMU students encouraged to complete voter registration

As the presidential election rapidly approaches, Rattlers joined forces to host a Strike the Vote voter registration drive in an effort to ensure all Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University students are registered by Oct. 11.

During the drive, various FAMU and Tallahassee community members manned conveniently located tables across campus where they updated students’ registration information and registered many first time voters.

Participants of the Strike the Vote initiative included FAMU political science and history students, Student Government Association leaders, the Florida State University League of Women Voters, the League of Women Voters of Florida, and the School of Allied Health Sciences.

Monday, October 12, 2015

FAMU faculty member receives prestigious Triumph Award

Marjorie McNeill, director of Health Informatics and Information Management in the School of Allied Health Sciences at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, is a recent recipient of a national award.

McNeill, who has served at FAMU for more than 30 years as an instructor and clinical coordinator, received the “Triumph Educator Award” during the 2015 American Health information Management Association’s (AHIMA) 87th Annual Convention and Exhibit in New Orleans. The awards recognize the excellence, dedication and service of health information management professionals who have made steadfast efforts to enrich the field.