School of Health Studies Faculty Accomplishments

Berkeley College faculty members were recognized for various accomplishments during recent months. Here are the highlights:

Joseph Charleman from the School of Health Studies attended the Association of Surgical Technology Educators meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. He presented a forum on medical missions and student engagement.

In October 2017, Desiree DiGiuseppe, CMA (AAMA), Practicum Coordinator, Medical Assistant program, earned accreditation as a MAERB/CAAHEP site surveyor during a workshop at the American Association of Medical Assistants Annual Conference in Cincinnati, OH. As a surveyor, she will conduct site visits to medical assisting programs seeking CAAHEP accreditation to ensure they implement and comply with the Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Medical Assisting Education Programs.

Throughout the spring 2017 semester, Gabriel Holder, MD, Chair, Medical Assistant program, and Jose A. Montalvo, MD, RMA, CCMA, Chair, Health Sciences, led Heartsaver® CPR training sessions for associates at Berkeley College in Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Those who completed the sessions received a certificate from the American Heart Association.

In March 2017, Eva Skuka, MD, PhD, Dean, School of Health Studies, was among the panelists for “The Education Equation,” an event hosted by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association. Appearing on the panel titled “The Role of Skill Building and Certification,” Dr. Skuka addressed the growing career opportunities in the healthcare field.