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Founding Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy: Call for Applications
An exciting photo documentary exhibition is now open to the public through September in the School of Communication’s gallery.
If you can't make it to the photo exhibition, the following Vimeo videos are available online.
Visions of Mainpat: Passing on the Dharma: https://vimeo.com/65614507
Voices of Mainpat: The Long Journey: https://vimeo.com/65778547
Health Science Grad Named Rookie Teacher of the Year
Northern Arizona University (NAU), a national comprehensive doctoral research institution, is establishing a distinctive Occupational Therapy (OT) Program to be based at the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus. NAU is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking occupational therapy educator to assume the position of Founding Chair to organize and lead this exciting new endeavor. The OT Department Chair position is a twelve (12) month, full-time position based in Phoenix, AZ. The Chair will work with the NAU leadership and consultants to determine the nature and design of the new program, hire the faculty and staff, and coordinate initial accreditation efforts. The successful candidate will oversee accreditation, administration, personnel, planning and evaluation.
For more information, and to apply, click here.
NAU Health Sciences Graduate Selected as AZ Physical Education Teacher of the Year
Danielle O’Reilly, a Fall 2010 graduate of the Health Sciences Physical Education Teacher Education program, was recently awarded the Arizona State Rookie teacher of the year. Danielle teaches at Horizon Community Learning Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Native American students' success!
Kelly Donatell, a 2006 graduate of NAU’s Health Sciences Physical Education Teacher Education Program, was selected as the Arizona Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Donatell is currently a physical education teacher at Sinagua Middle School in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Health Sciences receives $6 million grant!
Ben Scharfenberger, 2nd year Physical Therapy student, received a prestigious Indian Health Services scholarship program award. As part of the program award, Ben will work with Native populations for at least 2 years after graduation.
Featured on the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDJK) website, Camille Miller spent the summer in Phoenix working with the NIDDJK. A current student in NAU's School of Nursing, Camille will work with Dr. Dirk DeHeer over the next year to guide new applicants for NIH internships, and broaden NAU's scope to Harvard and Stanford programs.