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National Academies of Practice honors 18 at Ohio State

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Topics OSU Office of Interprofessional Practice and Education

Liz Trolli


Apr 01, 2023

Eighteen faculty members, clinicians, and administrators at The Ohio State University were honored by the National Academies of Practice (NAP) at its recent 2023 Annual Meeting and Forum held in Washington, D.C. Eight were named 2023 Distinguished Fellows. Ohio State was honored with an Interprofessional Group Award and Senior Vice Provost for Academic Leadership Kay Wolf was inducted as an Honorary Fellow in NAP’s Physical Therapy Academy. Associate Vice President for Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) Andrea Pfeifle was named NAP president.

Fellowship in the NAP is an honor extended to those who have excelled in their profession and are dedicated to furthering interprofessional practice, scholarship and policy in support of interprofessional care.

NAP Distinguished Fellows

Eight NAP Distinguished Fellows were inducted into the 2023 cohort from Ohio State.

  • Jennifer Brello, MEd, CCC-SLP, clinical associate professor, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Cami Curren, MD, associate professor, College of Medicine, retired
  • Cynthia Dougherty, PhD, MSW, director, Interprofessional Practice and Education Engagement
  • Jacqueline Hoying, PhD, RN, NBC-HWC, FNAP, assistant clinical professor, director, MINDSTRONG™ program, College of Nursing
  • Randee Masciola, DNP, APRN-CNP, WHNP-BC, FAANP, associate clinical professor, director, DNP program, College of Nursing
  • Stephen McGhee, DNP, MSc, PGCE, RNT, RN, VR, FFNMRCSI, FAAN, associate clinical professor, assistant dean for student success, College of Nursing
  • Lisa Rohrig, MS, RN, CHSE, CHSOS, clinical instructor of practice, director, Technology Learning Complex, College of Nursing
  • Alice Teall, DNP, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, associate clinical professor, director, Graduate Health and Wellness Academic Programming, College of Nursing

NAP Interprofessional Group Award

Additionally, Ohio State's Education for Clinical Interprofessional Simulation Excellence (ECLIPSE) team was recognized with the NAP Interprofessional Group Award for their contribution to making enduring contributions to interprofessional practice and education. ECLIPSE is an interprofessional simulation program representing 11 health science professions and five colleges. The ECLIPSE Simulation Team includes:

  • Jennifer Brello, MEd., CCC-SLP, clinical associate professor, Speech, Language, and Pathology
  • Jill Clutter, PhD, MCHES, associate clinical professor, College of Medicine
  • Catherine Hechmer, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, coordinator, Interprofessional Education and Practice Field, College of Social Work
  • Julie Legg, PharmD, assistant professor of practice, director, Experiential Education, College of Pharmacy
  • Carolyn McClerking, DNP, APRN-CNP, clinical assistant professor of practice, director, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty Track
  • Chirag Patel, MD, clinical assistant professor, Wexner Medical Center
  • Monica Robinson, OTD, MS, OT/L, BCMH, FAOTA, associate clinical professor, College of Medicine
  • Lisa Rohrig, MS, RN, CHSE, CHSOS, Clinical Instructor of Practice, Director, Technology Learning Complex, College of Nursing
  • Georgianna Sergakis, PhD, RRT, AE-C, FAARC, clinical professor, College of Medicine
  • Erin Thomas, PT, DPT assistant professor of practice, College of Medicine

Founded in 1981, NAP advances interprofessional education, scholarship, research, practice and public policy to transform healthcare. In addition to Distinguished Practitioner Fellows, Distinguished Scholar Fellows, and Distinguished Public Policy Fellows, NAP also occasionally inducts Honorary Fellows, who are individuals who have made a significant and enduring non-professional contribution to practice.

The academies within the National Academies of Practice include Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine, Athletic Training, Audiology, Dentistry, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Podiatric Medicine, Psychology, Respiratory Care, Social Work, Speech-Language Pathology and Veterinary Medicine.