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Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Announces a New College of Optometry and Appoints Adam Hickenbotham as Dean

Addressing the shortage of optometry colleges in the Western U.S., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) announced an intent to develop a new College of Optometry on the RMUoHP campus with Dr. Adam Hickenbotham, OD, MPH, PhD, selected as the Founding Dean. <see full announcement> <Photo>

As Dean, Hickenbotham will oversee the development of the curriculum, the hiring of faculty and staff, and guide the new college through the accreditation process in preparation for an anticipated opening in 2023. The College of Optometry is seeking accreditation through the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, a multistage process before a new school can begin to recruit or enroll students.

“We are pleased Dr. Hickenbotham, one of the leading experts and groundbreakers in optometry, will lead our efforts in starting our College of Optometry,” said Dr. Richard P. Nielsen, founding president and CEO of RMUoHP. “The College will offer the traditional training

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Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions appoints dean of new optometry college





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Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions announced an intent to develop a new College of Optometry with Dr. Adam Hickenbotham, OD, MPH, PhD, as the founding dean.

As dean, Hickenbotham will oversee the development of the curriculum, the hiring of faculty and staff, and guide the new college through the accreditation process in preparation for an anticipated opening in 2023. 



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The College of Optometry is seeking accreditation through the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, requiring a multistage process before a new school can begin to recruit or enroll students, a press release stated.

Dr. Richard P. Nielsen, founding president and CEO of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, said in a prepared statement:

We are pleased Dr. Hickenbotham, one of the leading experts and groundbreakers in optometry, will lead our efforts in starting our College of

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Rep. Horn & dean of OU’s Hudson College of Public Health to host virtual healthcare town hall

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Rep. Kendra Horn and an official from the University of Oklahoma’s Hudson College of Public Health will hold a Healthcare Town Hall to discuss COVID-19 and other healthcare concerns.

Horn (OK-5) and Dr. Gary Raskob, Dean of the Hudson College of Public Health, will gather with public health officials, hospital administrators and healthcare leaders for the town hall, which will cover COVID-19 updates, the rising cost of prescription drugs and access to affordable quality healthcare.

The town hall will be streamed live from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, on Horn’s official Facebook page.

“As COVID-19 cases spike in Oklahoma, we have to listen to the advice and guidance of our public health professionals to save lives and ignite the economy,” Horn said. “I am proud to bring together this panel of doctors, public

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Arthur Dugoni, longtime dean of Pacific’s dentistry school, dies at 95

Scott Linesburgh
 
| The Record

During his long career, including 28 years as dean, Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni helped University of the Pacific’s school of dentistry become one of the best in the nation.

Dugoni died Wednesday at his home in Palo Alto. He was 95. He is remembered as an energetic educator and fundraiser, whose motto was “at Pacific we grow people, and along the way they become doctors.”

The San Francisco-based school was named the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in his honor in August 2004, while he was still dean. He became the first and only person in the United States or Canada to have a dental school named in their honor while holding the position of dean.

Photos: Pacific dedicates new San Francisco campus, the home of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry  

“Art Dugoni was one of the most important leaders in the

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North Park University Appoints Dr. Cynthia Hudson as New Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences

CHICAGO, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — North Park University (North Park) appoints Dr. Cynthia Hudson as its Dean of School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Bringing exemplary achievements in scholarship and service, Dr. Hudson succeeds Dr. Linda Duncan’s over four decades of service.

“Dr. Hudson models Christian higher education and the School’s values of collaborative, skillful, passionate, ethical, and knowledgeable,” said North Park’s Provost Craig Johnson.

Complementing North Park’s mission of preparing students for lives of significance and service, Dr. Hudson brings experience as both a military and civilian nurse across the United States and Germany. Board-certified as a Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and as a Nurse Educator, Dr. Hudson will carry on Dr. Duncan’s philosophy of serving the community and the underserved.

“With more than 30 years of academic nursing, practice, and research experience, Dr. Hudson will lead faculty in equipping students with the

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