May proved to be a spectacular month for myriad reasons, writes President Milone-Nuzzo in her monthly column.
Provost Alex Johnson to Retire

Alex F. Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP, will retire from the IHP effective July 15, 2022. Dr. Johnson has overseen the launching of the research initiative, new programs, and the expansion of existing programs that have resulted in a near doubling of the Institute’s enrollment from 865 students when he arrived in 2008 to more than 1,600. Read the full announcement.
Kenneth R. White Named Dean of School of Nursing

A national nursing leader, Kenneth R. White, PhD, APRN, FACHE, FAAN, will bring a wealth of academic, health care delivery, and administrative experience to the role when he begins in July.
New Partnership to Help Charlestown Families and Children

The local office of accounting firm RSM, the Institute, and the Kennedy Center have formed a business, academic, and community partnership to help meet the needs of children and families at the Charlestown social services agency.
OTs Hit Home Run to Help Make Worcester Red Sox’ Polar Park More Accessible

Suggestions made by Assistant Professor Dr. Mary Beth Kadlec, left, and Allison Klowan, OTD ’21, played a major role in creating a more sensory friendly and accessible place for people with disabilities to watch the Boston Red Sox’ Triple-A affiliate.
For Genetic Counseling Students, Fieldwork Placements a Success

The Class of 2021 fulfilled expectations when all students who applied to the competitive lab/industry rotations, such as Alice Metz, were accepted.
OTD Class of 2021 Hooding Celebration Held

The Doctor of Occupational Therapy Class of 2021 celebrated the completion of their studies on May 7. John Paul (JP) Bonadonna was the student speaker. The previous day, students held a virtual presentation of their scholarly work.
Team IHP Readies for 2021 Boston Marathon

Bridget Carroll, OTD ’22 and Dana Koehn, MPAS ’21, will represent the Institute at the 2021 Boston Marathon, which will be held October 11. Carroll is running to support the Dr. Charles A. and Ann Sanders IMPACT Practice Center, and Koehn is running to support a grant for physician assistant students. Both students currently are training to run the 26.2-mile course.
Teresa Kimberley, PhD, PT, professor and director of the Brain Recovery Lab, has been named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (FAPTA). It is the highest honor bestowed on a physical therapist by the profession.
Callie Watkins Liu, PhD, associate director of JEDI Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Faculty Support, has written a chapter in “Cabo Verdean Women Writing Remembrance, Resistance, and Revolution.”
Josh Merson, MPAS, MS-HPEd ’19, associate program director and an assistant professor of physician assistant studies, has been appointed to the Board of Health in Chelsea, where he lives.
Eleonor Pusey-Reid, DNP ’11, a distinguished teaching associate professor of nursing, received the 2021 Women of Color magazine’s STEM Achievement Award in the category of Excellence in STEM Education. Dr. Pusey-Reid received the award at the magazine’s STEM Achievement Awards Ceremony on May 21.
Kimberly Truong, PhD, executive director of the Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, wrote Making the Invisible Visible about how the IHP has taken a key step toward acknowledging the invisible labor of faculty of color - and why other schools should do so as well. It was published in Inside Higher Ed.
Student-Led Program Mentors the Next Generation of Health Care Leaders

Thirty-five undergraduates from across the country participated in the Mentorship Program for Underrepresented Groups in Healthcare, which was created to prepare and support minoritized students wishing to pursue graduate degrees in the health sciences. Albert Aba, MSN '21 was among the IHP student mentors.
PT Club Supports Physical Therapy Research

Students in the PT Club raised more than $1,300 for the Marquette Challenge. It is an annual fundraising effort to support physical therapy research through the Foundation for Physical Therapy.
SOTA Club Receives MVP Distinction Award

The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) Club received the MVP Distinction Award for the annual St. Catherine’s Challenge of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, a national student-led fundraising initiative to support occupational therapy research grants. Donations came from various sources, including a 100% participation by the department’s faculty. The IHP club raised the highest amount of money in school club history and was in the top 10 of all school programs nationwide. The award was presented at the annual American Occupational Therapy Association’s annual meeting. 
Lauryn Zipse, PhD, MS-SLP ’06, an associate professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and co-director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Group, is the PI of a three-year R15 REAP grant from the NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: The Effects of Unison Production Speech Fluency in People with Aphasia.
Publications, Presentations & Posters

Christodoulou, J. A., Halverson, K., Meegoda, O., Beckius, H., Moser, S., Imhof, A., & Maguire, A. (2021). Literacy-related skills among children after left or right hemispherectomy. Epilepsy & Behavior, 121, Article 107995.

Vojtech, J. M., Chan, M. D., Shiwani, B., Roy, S. H., Heaton, J. T., Meltzner, G. S., Contessa, P., De Luca, G., Patel, R. & Kline, J. C. (2021). Surface electromyography–based recognition, synthesis, and perception of prosodic subvocal speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Advance online publication. 

Erikson, J. A., Alt, M., Gray, S., Green, S., Hogan, T. P., & Cowan, N. (2021). Phonological vulnerability for school-aged Spanish-English-speaking bilingual children. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 24(5), 736-756.

Schliep, M., Tilton-Bolowsky, V., & Vallila-Rohter, S. (2021). Cue responsiveness as a measure of emerging language ability in aphasia. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 1, 1-13.

Van Stan, J. H., Ortiz, A. J., Cortes, J. P., Marks, K. L., Toles, L. E., Mehta, D. D., Burns, J. A., Hron, T., Stadelman-Cohen, T., Krusemark, C., Muise, J., Fox-Galalis, A. B., Nudelman, C., Zeitels, S., & Hillman, R. E. (2021). Differences in daily voice use measures between female patients with nonphonotraumatic vocal hyperfunction and matched controls. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 64(5), 1457-1470.

Studwell, C. M., Kelley, E. G., Undiagnosed Diseases Network, Sinsheimer, J. S., Palmer, C., & LeBlanc, K. (2021). Family genetic result communication in rare and undiagnosed disease communities: Understanding the practice. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 30(2), 439–447.

LeBlanc, K., Kelley, E. G., Nagy, A., Bater, J., Berro, T., McGuinness, M. A., Studwell, C., Undiagnosed Diseases Network, & Might, M. (2021). Rare disease patient matchmaking: development and outcomes of an internet case-finding strategy in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, 16(1), 210.

LeBlanc, K., Brooks, P.J., Ho, M., & Pike-Langenfeld, S. (2021, April 28). From diagnosis
to driving research. Conference presentation. NORD RareLaunch Research Ready Virtual Workshop.

Zeng, I. A., PAS ’21, Martinchek, M. K., and Dwyer, P. R. (2021, May). Bilateral pulmonary embolism in a 17-year-old girl with a history of COVID-19 and oral contraceptive use. Poster presentation. AAPA 2021 Conference.

Oermann, M. H., Krusmark, M. A., Kardong-Edgren, S., Jastrzembski, T. S., & Gluck, K. A. (2021). Personalized training schedules for retention and sustainment of cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills. Simulation in Healthcare. Advance online publication.

Dang, B. K., Johnson, B. K., Butzlaff, A., & Kardong-Edgren, S. (2021). A multi-site evaluation of observer roles and telepresence technology in simulation with prelicensure nursing students. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 55, 86-94.

Leighton, K., Kardong-Edgren, S., Schneidereith, T., & Foisy-Doll, C. (2021). Using social media and snowball sampling as an alternative recruitment strategy for research. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 55, 37-42.

White B. A., Quinn J., & Arroliga, A. C. (2021) Conflict and conflict management (Team development: The synergy that occurs when together). Invited panelist for the International Leadership Association in Healthcare Leadership Conference.

White B. A. (2021) Diagnosing conflict resident edition. Invited presentation for Surgical Residents’ Leadership Program, Stanford University School of Medicine. Online.

White B. A. (2021) Leading with emotional intelligence in teams. Invited presentation for Healthcare People Development Institute. University of South Florida. Online.

Lopez, R. P., McCarthy, E. P., Mazor, K. M., Hendricksen, M., McLennon, S., Johnson, K. S., & Mitchell, S. L. (2021). ADVANCE: Methodology of a qualitative study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Advance online publication.

Wang, X., Lopez, R. P., Rogers, A. H., Li, Y., Ma, Y., & Zhang, Y. (2021). Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Surrogate Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale. Research in Gerontological Nursing14(1), 17-23.

Yuan, F., Anderson, J. G., Wyatt, T., Lopez, R. P., Crane, M., Montgomery, A., & Zhao, X. (2021). Assessing the acceptability of a humanoid robot for Alzheimer's disease and related dementia care using an online survey. arXiv preprint arXiv:2104.12903.

Yuan, F., Klavon, E., Liu, Z., Palan Lopez, R., & Zhao, X. (2021). A systematic review of robotic rehabilitation for cognitive training. Frontiers in Robotics and AI8, Article 605715.

Brown, K., Lamont, A., Do, A., & Schoessow, K. (2021). Increasing racial and ethnic diversity in occupational therapy education: The role of Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) standards. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75(3), 1-6.

Keysor, J. (2021, May 6). Post-acute sequelae of SARS CoV-2. Harvard Medical School Grand Rounds.
Meaghan Costello, DPT ’12, a physical therapist at Mass General, has been named to a four-year term on the Neurologic Specialty Council within the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She also received the Outstanding Service Award by the American Neurologic Academy of Physical Therapy.
Sheila Davis, DNP ’08, MSN ’97, president and CEO of Partners in Health, is interviewed in “For Partners In Health, Vaccination Equity Starts in the Community,” published in Healthcare Innovation.
Pamela Hook, PhD, a professor emerita who taught in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders for 20 years before retiring in 2012, has been named the 2021 Margaret Byrd Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the International Dyslexia Association. Dr. Hook will receive the award at the IDA’s annual meeting in October.
Amanda Sadat, MSN ’15, and Meredith Hogarty, MSN ’14, are featured in New Hampshire Women Magazine. They are the co-owners of Psychiatric Wellness Center
in Bedford, NH.
New Employee
Olivia Murton
Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab
Tina Phan
Program Manager,
Department of Occupational Therapy
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June Calendar

6/7: First day of classes - New DPT, OT, and Science Prerequisites students - Summer 2021.

6/7: Payment deadline - New DPT and OT Students - Summer 2021

6/11: Last day for 100% refund for students who drop a class or withdraw from the Institute – New DPT and OT students - Summer 2021.

6/11: Last day to add or drop a class or elect audit or pass/fail options – New DPT and OT students - Summer 2021.

6/18: Last day to drop a class without a withdrawal “W” grade – New DPT and OT students.

6/20: Last day to drop a class without a withdrawal “W” grade – Summer 2021.
No refunds after this date.

6/20: Last day to elect the pass/fail option – Summer 2021.