Two professors named distinguished fellows by the National Academies of Practice

December 13, 2023

A graphic with headshots of Professors Valerie Strange and Julie Booth

Two Quinnipiac professors have been recognized as Distinguished Fellows of the National Academies of Practice (FNAP).

The NAP is comprised of esteemed professionals and scholars in healthcare education, chosen by their peers across various health disciplines. Attaining the status as a FNAP is a prestigious recognition that acknowledges outstanding achievements.

Julie Booth, clinical associate professor of physical therapy and assistant director of the Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education, is looking forward to the lifelong learning opportunities associated with this award.

“As a healthcare provider and professor of physical therapy, this aligns with the values I hope to instill in Quinnipiac students as future practitioners. I am looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from members of NAP as we continue to work toward equitable healthcare for all,” said Booth.

Looking to the future, Valerie Strange, clinical associate professor of occupational therapy, is looking forward to advancing quality healthcare that the practitioners of the future will serve.

“This honor represents the culmination of years of dedication to our Center for Interprofessional Healthcare education and recognizes my teaching, service, and scholarship contributions. This honor serves as an inspiration to maintain and exceed the high standards this recognition conveys and highlights the positive impact that our work in the IPE Center provides to current and future students at Quinnipiac,” said Strange.

Booth and Strange were elected to join the community of healthcare practitioners and scholars dedicated to supporting the highest quality of affordable, accessible, and coordinated healthcare for all.

Kimberly Hartmann, professor of occupational therapy and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Healthcare Education, shared the news with the faculty of the School of Health Sciences, expressing the great honor of this recognition.

“Julie and Valerie are recognized as leaders in both their respective professions and in interprofessional healthcare,” said Hartmann. “Being a FNAP is a true honor of national recognition in scholarship, curriculum, and collaborative practices.”

Booth expressed her gratitude for being recognized by this prestigious organization.

“I am humbled to have been accepted as a fellow in NAP. I cannot accept this without acknowledging the mentorship provided by Dr. Kim Hartmann and all I have learned from collaborating with members of the Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education at Quinnipiac through interprofessional seminars, community engagement courses, and international travel,” said Booth. “The Center for Interprofessional Education provides opportunities not only for our students but also for faculty which is a contributing factor to my receiving the fellowship. I look forward to continuing to develop opportunities for our students and faculty with the support of the NAP.”

Booth and Strange will be formally inducted as fellows in March at the Annual National Academy of Practice Meeting and Conference, taking place in Florida.

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