December 13, 2019

GOFF APPOINTED TO WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM
Debbie Goff, PharmD, founding member of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, has been appointed to the World Health Organization (WHO) antimicrobial stewardship programs in low and middle income countries effective January. She is the only U.S. pharmacist on the team of 25 experts from around the world. Goff recently was inducted as a fellow with the Infectious Disease Society of America, which is the group’s highest honor. She also was a finalist for the 2019 Pharmacy Times Lifetime Achievement Award, and she’s conducting the first pharmacist-led neonatal intensive care unit stewardship study in South Africa, in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital.


BUFORD ELECTED TO AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ACADEMIC PHYSICAL THERAPY BOARD
John Buford, director and professor in the Division of Physical Therapy at The Ohio State University’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, was elected to the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) Board of Directors. His term will run through 2021. The ACAPT provides a structure to develop and share standards for excellence and best practices in academic physical therapy. ACAPT supports excellence in research and scholarship, professional and community service, and academic and professional leadership.


APPLING ELECTED TO AMERICAN PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Susan Appling, associate clinical professor in the Division of Physical Therapy at The Ohio State University’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, was elected to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Board of Directors. Her term will run through 2021. The mission of the APTA is to build a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society. APTA engages and empowers its members to be a leading voice in the health care industry, positive influencers of the physical therapy profession and a strong collective force for improving the human experience.


MERRICK AWARDED PETE KOEHNEKE AWARD BY COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF ATHLETIC TRAINING EDUCATION
Mark Merrick, director and associate professor in the Division of Athletic Training at The Ohio State University’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, was recently awarded the prestigious Pete Koehneke Award by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The Pete Koehneke Award honors an outstanding leader who has made significant, ongoing contributions of exceptional value to athletic training education and accreditation over a minimum of 20 years of service. Recipients of this award, through their dedication and work, have had a lasting influence on the course of the profession at the national and international level.


GARVIN ELECTED FELLOW OF AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
Jennifer Garvin, director and associate professor in the Division of Health Information Management and Systems at The Ohio State University’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, has been elected as a fellow of the American Heart Association. Fellows are recognized for their scientific and professional accomplishments, volunteer leadership and service.


CHRISTIAN ELECTED TO ACADEMY OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE RESEARCH
Lisa Christian, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, was elected as a fellow to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. This organization provides a forum for established scientists and thought leaders working in the field of behavioral medicine to exchange ideas. Christian is a clinical health psychologist and the principal investigator of the Stress, Behavioral Immunology and Health Disparities Lab at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.


BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA HONORS JENNIFER BOGNER
The Brain Injury Association of America bestowed its William Fields Caveness Award on Jennifer Bogner, professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Given to only one person each year, the award recognizes her research and outstanding contributions, on both a national and international level, to improve the lives of those who have sustained a brain injury.

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Media Contact: Alexis Shaw, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737, Alexis.Shaw2@osumc.edu

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