The National Diversity Congress (NatDC) has selected Rochelle Lee, Ed.D., MBS, RT(N), ARRT, assistant professor in the Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences, to be a panelist at the 2020 Diversity in Leadership Conference. The conference will be held at the Harvard Faculty Club in April in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The conference aims to provide attendees with a highly interactive learning experience. Attendees will have an opportunities to attend roundtable and panel discussions and participate in Q&A periods.
Lee will serve as a panel member for the topic “Intersectionality in Higher-Education Leadership: How You Can Help?” where she will share her knowledge and experience with conference attendees.
Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Chair Douglas E. Masini, EdD, RPFT, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FCCP, FAARC, was inducted into the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences (CCRHS) Hall of Fame this past October.
To be inducted into the CCRHS Hall of Fame, the individual had to be nominated and chosen by a selection committee consisting of two CCRHS faculty members, the chair of the Philanthropy Board or representative, alumni member, one associate dean and a member of the ETSU Alumni Board of Directors.
Masini was honored at a special ceremony with a gift commemorating the honor. In addition, a plaque with the names of distinguished alumni and hall of fame awardees will be placed on the Wall of Recognition in Lamb Hall on the campus of ETSU.
Hosted by the Waters College of Health Professions Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences, this year’s Asthma Education at the Cutting Edge Conference titled “Wheeze, Crackle, and Flow: Asthma Educators Reaching and Teaching the Asthma Community” provided training to 145 nurses, asthma educators and respiratory therapists.
Attendees heard from seven guest speakers and discussed topics such as asthma programs in Georgia, understanding vaping, community pharmacists and school nurses as primary asthma care providers, and asthma coalitions in action.
The one-day free event is held annually in October and is sponsored by Georgia Asthma Coalition, Georgia Department of Public Health, Environmental Protection Agency, Magnolia Area Health Education Center, and the Georgia Society for Respiratory Care.
Two Georgia Southern University Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences students received the Mary Howden Gibson and Lois Gaddis Hamilton Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored by St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital Auxiliary, a part of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System.
Minhthu Huynh, senior cardiovascular interventional science (CVIS) major, and Danielle Pentecost, senior respiratory therapy major, both received the award, which provides support for promising students who are accepted into a health professions or medical training program in Chatham County, Georgia.
Pentecost, a Savannah, Georgia native, discussed how the scholarship has benefited her. “I do not have to worry about paying for my educational costs and it also allows me to concentrate on what matters to me most: my schooling and taking care of my young daughter who has cystic fibrosis.”
In addition to receiving the Mary Howden Gibson and Lois Gaddis Hamilton Memorial Scholarship, Huynh, also a Savannah, Georgia native, was awarded the Margaret F. Perryman Trust Scholarship.
“These scholarships will allow me to continue my studies in the CVIS program at Georgia Southern and help me obtain my goal of graduating in the top of my class,” stated Huynh.
The Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences is housed in the Waters College of Health Professions and offers undergraduate degrees in medical laboratory science, radiologic sciences and respiratory therapy.