Posted on Aug 8, 2014

Dr. Kevin Kip named Distinguished USF Health Professor

Dr. Kevin Kip named Distinguished USF Health Professor

Kevin Kip, PhD, FAHA, executive director of the research center at the College of Nursing, was named Distinguished USF Health Professor. He received the USF Health’s highest faculty recognition for his achievements in research, teaching and service.

“I am humbled to receive such a distinguished award,” Dr. Kip said. “It is gratifying to be recognized by my peers when knowing we have many highly talented and accomplished faculty here at USF. The recognition is personally rewarding, and it’s motivating for me to strive to do more.”

“Dr. Kip’s contributions to USF have been extraordinary,” said Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, senior associate vice president of USF Health and dean of College of Nursing. “He is an outstanding professor and researcher. He is a pioneer in aiming to fundamentally change the practice of psychotherapy for PTSD and other related health issues.”

Distinguished University Health Professors serve as an advisory group for the Vice President of USF Health and President of the University, and provide discussions and counsel on issues affecting the overall academic and scholarly activities at the University. He will also be invited to give either a university-wide or USF Health address during the academic year.

Dr. Kip holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, separate master’s degrees in industrial/organizational psychology and epidemiology, and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining USF Health, he held a joint appointment with the Department of Epidemiology and the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Kip is a co-author on more than 140 peer-reviewed publications.

He is currently leading the fourth and largest study of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), a highly promising, brief treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among military service members and veterans.  His research on ART has not only made national and international headlines, but it has also received the attention of First Lady Michelle Obama.

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