Patterson Appointed to NAP Fellow

SPAHP_Patterson_Angela_cropAngela Patterson, OTD, OTR/L, assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, director of the Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in the Graduate School has been appointed to the National Academies of Practice (NAP) has a new Distinguished Fellow.

Class of 2020 Fellows were welcomed into NAP on March 15.

Founded in 1981, NAP is an interprofessional, nonprofit organization, with membership representing 13 health care professions willing to serve as distinguished advisors to health care policy makers in Congress and elsewhere. The 13 academies of practice within the NAP include: Audiology, Dentistry, Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Podiatric Medicine, Psychology, Social Work, Speech-Language Pathology and Veterinary Medicine.

Fellowship in 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. The central purpose of NAP is to advise public policy makers on health care issues using NAP’s unique perspective — that of expert practitioners and scholars joined in interprofessional dialogue and advocacy.

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