Faculty and Staff News
- Salus University Names New President - Details
Dr. Monaco Inducted into National Academies of Practice
William A. Monaco, OD, MEd, PhD, was inducted into the National Academies of Practice (NAP) as a Distinguished Scholar earlier this month at the NAP's annual forum in Alexandria, VA.
The National Academies of Practice is a non-profit organization founded in 1981 to advise governmental bodies on the nation's healthcare system. Distinguished practitioners and scholars are elected by their peers from ten different health professions to join the only interprofessional group of healthcare practitioners and scholars dedicated to supporting affordable, accessible, coordinated quality healthcare for all.
Dr. Monaco, special assistant for Program Development for Academic Affairs, is a professor in the University's Public Health program. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a founding member of AFOS (Armed Forces Optometric Society).
PCO to Receive First Rick Bay Memorial Scholarship
The Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University will receive the inaugural Rick Bay Excellence in Eyecare Education scholarship in Optometry from the Rick Bay Foundation for Excellence in Eyecare Education.
The late Rick Bay, publisher and president of the Review of Optometry and Review of Ophthalmology, passed away in December 2012. Jobson Healthcare LLC established the Rick Bay Foundation and the announcement that PCO was to receive the first scholarship was made last month.
President Lewis said, "Rick Bay was a wonderful friend to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry... Over the years Rick collaborated with PCO on many Continuing Education programs and other projects..PCO is proud to be the first recipient of the Rick Bay Excellence in Eyecare Education Scholarship in Optometry." The University will work with the Rick Bay Foundation to finalize the operational details of the scholarship, according to Dr. Larry McClure, associate dean for Student Financial Affairs.
The Salus community warmly welcomes its newest members:
- Keith T. Carney, Jr., Security
- Dr. Varleisha Gibbs, Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy program
- Joanne Gonzalez, Patient Representative, The Eye Institute
- Douglas Woods, Security
- Kimberly Young, Patient Representative, The Eye Institute
The Salus community offers sincere congratulations to the following members:
- Rebecca Blaha, AuD, on her appointment as Instructor. Dr. Blaha, who has been an adjunct, is a clinical educator in the Pennsylvania Ear Institute, the clinical facility of the University’s Osborne College of Audiology.
- Erin Draper, OD, clinical instructor TEI and husband, Chad, on the birth of their son, Marcus Andrew, last month. Big sister, Jayne also welcomed Marcus to the family.
- Joel Silbert, OD, professor, on his article published in the April issue of Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.