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SPTRS recognizes first culture champion

From left to right: Olga Atehortua, Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Dr. Barbara Wagner, Dr. Dolly Swisher, Dr. Doug Haladay.

Dr. Barbara Wagner was recently recognized as the first culture champion for the USF Health School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitative Sciences (SPTRS).  Dr. Wagner is interim director of Clinical Education for SPTRS. Over the summer, she mentored a new clinical education team while serving as director of clinical education.  Dolly Swisher, PT, PhD, FNAP, FAPTA, director of SPTRS, recognized Dr. Wagner during this critical time for student clinical education for her:

– Unwavering dedication and caring for students.

– Innovative solutions and continuous communication, even during an unanticipated leave to Scranton, Penn.

– Courage and resiliency for going the “extra mile” to support students in clinical education.

– Fostering an environment to grow.  She continually pushed students, faculty and clinical educators to embrace a culture of learning and excellence.

Dr. Swisher recently presented Dr. Wagner SPTRS’ first culture coin during a short ceremony.