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Duquesne Dean Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Allied Health

Dr. Gregory H. Frazer, dean and professor of the John G. Rangos Sr. School of Health Sciences at Duquesne University, has been selected as a Fellow of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals (ASAHP). He will receive the award, which recognizes his longstanding contributions as an educator and national leader in the field of allied health, at the association’s 2007 annual conference in San Diego, Calif., on Oct. 19.

“The purpose of the Fellows Awards program is to stimulate the striving for excellence within allied health. Criteria include demonstrated leadership, publication in professional journals, and professional creativity. Dean Frazer currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the association and has made significant contributions to an overall effort to improve accreditation processes involving a wide array of allied health educational programs,” stated Thomas W. Elwood, Dr.P.H., executive director of ASAHP. A national advocacy group, ASAHP represents the interests of more than 100 academic institutions and 300 individual members, and is dedicated to the education of allied health professionals.

Frazer, a Wexford resident, has been involved in health science education for nearly 30 years. Following his undergraduate degree in forensic studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, Frazer earned a master's degree in health science and sociology from Ball State University and a doctorate in health education and administration from Southern Illinois University. A Certified Health Education Specialist, he has held academic and administrative positions at Southern Illinois University, Indiana State University, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Old Dominion University and the University of Central Florida. He served as the sixth dean of the Victor F. Spathelf College of Allied Health Sciences at Ferris State University in Michigan before accepting his current post at Duquesne University.

Since 2002, Frazer has been at the helm of the Rangos School, academic home to approximately 60 full-time faculty and staff members and 800 students pursuing degrees in athletic training, health management systems, health sciences, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, rehabilitation science and speech-language pathology. Under his tenure, the school has earned a national reputation for excellence in clinical instruction, research and advocacy. The physician assistant, physical therapy and occupational therapy programs have board pass rates of 100 percent; the remaining programs have achieved pass rates exceeding 90 percent.

An accomplished researcher and scholar, Frazer has given more than 60 national and regional presentations, authored more than 50 articles and abstracts, and chaired numerous thesis and dissertation committees. Besides holding leadership positions with ASAHP, he has been involved with the College of Health Deans, Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, EMS Educator Certification Services and the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, serves on numerous University committees and is an active member of several professional organizations.

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