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NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty and Staff Promotions, Transitions and New Hires

In June, NSU-COM announced several progressive changes for staff and faculty members:

Kara Brien, B.S., administrative assistant in the Office of Clinical Education, was promoted to the position of manager of the Department of Emergency Medical Services Education and Training programs, where she will oversee staff members responsible for training. Brien will serve as the primary liaison between the NSU Training Center and the American Heart Association emergency cardiovascular care programs.

Delia Harper-Celestine, Ed.D., M.P.H., assistant dean of osteopathic postgraduate education, who focused on postgraduate residency training programs and working with Consortium for Excellence in Medical Education partners, transitioned to the position of assistant dean of student and alumni affairs.

Janet Hamstra, Ed.D., M.S., director of preclinical education, was promoted to the position of assistant dean of postgraduate education.

Patrick Hardigan, Ph.D., M.B.A., joined the college as a full-time professor of public health and medical education in June. In addition to his NSU-COM responsibilities, Hardigan will continue to serve as the Health Professions Division’s executive director of assessment, evaluation, and faculty development and as chair of NSU’s Statistical Consulting Center.

Mark Sandhouse, D.O., M.S., assistant dean of administration and academic director of medical education for the college’s training programs, was promoted to the position of associate dean of administration.