College of Health Professions
The College of Health Professions first opened its doors in 1970, when two baccalaureate programs, Physical Therapy and Medical Technology, were established. Since that time the School has expanded its offerings to include master and/or doctoral level programs in the following areas: Biomedical Sciences, Health Administration, Health Professions Education, Interprofessional Studies, Nurse Anesthesia, Nutrition, Pathologists' Assistant, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Psychology and our newest degree program, the online Master of Science in Prevention, Health Promotion & Wellness
Master of Science in Prevention, Health Promotion and Wellness
Move forward in your career with the latest online program from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Beginning in fall 2014, earn your Master of Science in Prevention, Health Promotion and Wellness through our flexible, online program. Learn more.
March is National Nutrition Month!
Per our resident nutrition expert, Assistant Professor Hope Bilyk of the Nutrition Department, to improve your health, add whole grain to your diet! The benefits of whole grains most documented by repeated studies include:
- Stroke risk reduced 30-36%
- Type 2 diabetes risk reduced 21-30%
- Heart disease risk reduced 25-28%
- Better weight maintenance
Congratulations to our Physician Assistant Department Team!
U.S. News and World Report ranked the College of Health Professions Physician Assistant program among the top graduate PA graduate schools in 2015! Congratulations to this dedicated team!
Expressing Science Through Art!
Please come visit the Pathologists’ Assistants Program annual, “Through Our Hands: Visual Exploration of Anatomic Pathology” exhibit in the Scholl Gallery. This exhibition features the wonderful photography, paintings and sculptural works created by students in the Pathologists’ Assistant Program in the College of Health Professions and is available to view from 4/3-5/1/2015.
Save the Date for the 2015 CHP White Coat Ceremony!
The College of Health Professions will be hosting the 2015 White Coat Ceremony on April 24, 2015 in the Rhodes Auditorium from 4-5:30 p.m. Families are most welcome to attend. A reception will follow.
Open House Information
Rosalind Franklin University invites you to join our faculty, students, and staff for our Fall 2014 Open House or any of the University Information Sessions. You will have the opportunity to learn more about our 17 different graduate health professions and tour the campus. Register for the Open House today.
RFUMS 100th Commencement Ceremony
On June 6th, RFUMS celebrated its 100th Commencement at the Civic Opera House in Chicago. About 630 graduate medical and health science degrees were conferred of which approximately 350 were students from the College of Health Professions. In his address, Dr. K. Michael Welch, RFUMS President and CEO, told the Class of 2014 that they are "poised to be leaders in collaborative, interprofessional healthcare teams." View the photo slideshow.
2014 Student Awards Ceremony
The 2014 RFUMS Student Awards Ceremony was held on June 5th
in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. Over 100 graduating students across the university's five schools and colleges were recognized for excellence in academics and service. View the photo slideshow
White Coat Ceremony
On Friday, April 25th, students from the College of Health Professions celebrated a milestone in their educational careers earning their White Coats at the 2014 CHP White Coat Ceremony. Students are honored at this academic transition event and provided with their first official “White Coat” prior to leaving the College to begin in their clinical rotations. Best wishes all! View the photo slideshow.
All School Research Consortium
Over 50 students from CHP participated in the March 3rd All School Research Consortium. Student posters highlighted a broad range of research and case study topics representing an impressive collective body of work. View the photo slideshow.
Interprofessional Education in Action
Interprofessionalism & the Global Health Care Initiative
Kenneth Kessler, Ph.D., and an interprofessional team of RFUMS students participated in a RFUMS Global Healthcare Initiative effort in Uganda. The team, led by Dr. Kessler and Inis Bardella, M.D. (not traveling to Uganda for this initiative) was comprised of four 4th year medical students, and one 3rd year Ph.D. Clinical Psychology student and accomplished two main objectives. First, they trained nine peer counselors in a treatment protocol called Narrative Exposure Therapy to address the rampant and severe PTSD in refugees seeking services from RFUMS partner organization, HOCW. Second, the group provided continuing education training at a local medical clinic and provided extra hands to help the local clinicians take care of the seemingly endless supply of patients. Per Dr. Kessler, “This interprofessional team of advanced students worked together in a most impressive manner to provide this important training. I believe the experience was life changing for all of us who were involved.”
YWCA Empowerment Day for Girls
The YWCA Empowerment Day for Girls is a hands-on, educational event where over 100 middle school girls from the North Chicago, Waukegan, and Zion-Benton School Districts participate in a one-day conference that exposes them to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This event is a partnership between Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, the YWCA of Lake County, and the Lake County Regional Office of Education. Learn more about this event by reading the Empowerment Day for Girls article.
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Laila Alibiglou, PT, PhD
Lori Anderson, MSN, CRNA, APN
Melissa Bernstein, PhD, RD, LD
Elizabeth K. Betten, MS, PA(ASCP)
Hope T. Bilyk, MS, RD, LDN
Diane Bridges, PhD, MSN, RN, CCM
Melissa Brown, PhD, RD
Kristine Burgess, MS, PA-C
Jason Bystrainsky, PhD
John E. Calamari, Ph.D.
Arthur L. Cantos, Ph.D.
James Carlson, Ph.D, MS, PA-C
Quentin Conkle, MS
Jeffrey Damaschke, PT, DPT, MS, OCS
Frank DiLiberto PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT
Mickeal Donald, MS, BA
Mary Dydo, MS, PA(ASCP)CM
Araceli Esquivel, MBA
Donna Frownfelter, PT, DPT, MA, CCS, RRT, FCCP
Sarah Garber, PhD
Catherine Gierman-Riblon, DSc, RN
Veronica Gore, MHAM, MJ
Jeffrey Greene, MPAS, PA-C
Rachel Neff Greenley, Ph.D.
Marilyn Hanson, MAT
Elizabeth Hartman MPH, MSN, RN
Heather Henderson, PT, DPT, NCS
Roberta Henderson, PT, Ph.D.
Susan Hendrix, MS, CBC, APR
Ron Herbig, MA
Charisse Hudson-Quigley, MD
P. Rea Katz, PhD, PA-C
S. Kristian Hill, Ph.D.
NaDonya Jackson, CPA, MBA, MAFM
Lynn M. Janas, Ph.D
Peter Kallio, MSN, CRNA
Kenneth H. Kessler, Ph.D.
Walid Khayr, MD
Margaret King-Schumacher MJ, PA-C
Steve Klinkhammer, DNP,CRNA
David Kosson, Ph.D.
Patrick Knott, PhD, PA-C
Sandra Larson, PhD, CRNA, APN
David S. Lowry, PhD, MA, BS, CPhT
Kristin Arneson Mahr, MSEP, MS, PA-C
Ziemowit Mazur, M.Ed, MS, PA-C
Franklin McShane, DNP, CRNA
Steven Miller, Ph.D.
April Newton, DPT
Jessica Nilles PT, DPT
Matthew Nuciforo, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Gary Oltmans, Ph.D.
Christina R. Overstreet, MBA
Virginia Peer MSN, RN
Lawrence C. Perlmuter, Ph.D.
John Preston, DNSc, CRNA, APN
Gordon Pullen, PhD
Mayra Quintana, MD
Jason Radke, MMS, PA-C
Mary Rahlin, PT, DHS, PCS
Kimberly Redelsheimer, MHSA, FACHE
Wendy Rheault, PhD, PT
Myriam Riboh, MS, PA-C
Stephen Riederer, MS
Osvaldo Rubinstein, MD
Mary Russell, MS, RD, LDN
Sandra Salloway, ND, MS, RN
Kristin Schneider, PhD
Michael Seidenberg, Ph.D.
Joel S. Shoolin, DO, FAAFP, MBA
Gregory Skladzien, MD
P. Michel Statler, MLA, PA-C
Karen Stevens, PT, DPT, OCS
Peter Strube, MSN, CRNA
Judy Stoecker, PT, PhD
Ernest Sukowski, PhD
Susan Tappert, PT, DPT
Jay Tumulak DNP,MS, CRNA, APN
Christine Wellington, MS, RD
Patrick Withrow PT, DPT, GCS
Walena Valencia, MSPH, MBA
John E. Vitale, MHS, PA(ASCP)cm
Roseann M. Vitale, MS, PA(ASCP)