Featured Faculty Member



The College of Clinical & Rehabilitative Health Sciences requests your assistance in recognizing our outstanding Faculty within the college. The website features a Faculty member within the college that has displayed outstanding service to the department, college, university, and/or the surrounding community.

To nominate a Faculty member, please click on the following link and complete the form, and either e-mail or print and forward the form to: The College of Clinical & Rehabilitative Health Sciences, Dean's Office, Box 70282, Johnson City, TN 37614. Featured Faculty/Staff Nomination Form. Please make sure to write a short narrative describing how the nominee demonstrates one or more of the following qualities:

  • Human Interest Story
  • Job Performance
  • Positive Attitude
  • Outstanding Support of Programs or Events
  • Outstanding Service

Dr. Doug Masini

Dr. Masini the Program Director for Cardiopulmonary Science recently was a contributing author with Judy Tietsort and Micheal McPeck in the testbook entitled Respiratory Care Protocols.

 

Dr. Don Samples
Dr. Samples Dean of the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences. was appointed by Governor Phil Bredesen to the Polysomnographic Licensure Board for the state of Tennessee

 

The Department of Allied Health Sciences Polysomnographis ;Technolgy Program receives approval as the nations ;first accredited online sleep program.

 

Publications


Shane Keene, Director of Clinical Education, Cardiopulmonary Science and other Department of Allied Health Sciences faculty and students had the following publications:

  • Keene, K.S. & Byington, R. (2007) "Weighing in on the Medicare Presciption Drug Benefit Plan" Internet Journal of Healthcare Administration Vol. 4 Num. 2

  • Shane Keene, Donald Samples, Doug Masini, Randy Byington (2007) "Weighing in on National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coverage" The Internet Journal of World Health and Societal Politics Vol. 4

  • Gary W. Marshall, Shane Keene (2007) "Radiation Safety in the Modern Radiology Department:  A Growing Concern" The Internet Journal of Radiology Vol. 5 Num. 2

  • Shane Keene, Don Samples, Douglas Masini, Randy Byington (2007) "Ethical Concerns That Arise From Terminal Weaning Procedures of a Ventilator Dependent Patient a Respiratory Therapists Perspective" The Internet Journal of Law, Healthcare and Ethics Vol.4 Num.2

  • Carrie Smith, Shane Keene (2007) "Hospice Care for Alzheimers Disease: Caring for the Patient, Family and Caregivers" The Internet Journal of Geriatrics and Gerontology Vol. 3 Num. 2

  • Hammons, R, Keene, S (2007) "Steps to a Safer Environment" ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory 16(7): 78

  • Jacquelyn Nacole Revis & Shane Keene (2007) "Type II Diabetes in American Women Over 40:  Obesity and Menopause" The Internet Journal of Health Vol. 6 Num. 1

  • Shane Keene (2007) "Studying the Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training in Patients With Obstructive Lung Diseases" The Internet Journal of Pulmonary Medicine Vol. 7 Num. 2

  • Shane Keene, Lois Auger (2007) "Continuity of Business: Does Your Hospital Have a Plan?" The Internet Journal of World Health and Societal Politics Vol. 4 Num. 2



Dr. Doug Masini, Program Director for Cardiopulmonary Science and other Department of Allied Health Sciences faculty had the following publication:

  • Masini, D.E., Byington, R.L., Samples, D.A., Keene, S. (2007) "Can GPA and Student 'Harmful' (H) Choice Frequency Predict Scores on the NBRC's Self-Assessment Written Registry Examination for Advanced Respiratory Therapist or the NBRC's Written Registry Examination for Advanced Respiratory Therapists?" Respiratory Care Education Annual (16) Fall 2007, 49-55

 

Dr. Connie Sharuga, Dental Hygiene  Program had the following articles accepted for publication:

  • "Drug Administration for the Pregnant and Nursing Patient" Journal of Practical Hygien 2007; 16(2): 6-9

  • "Local Anesthetic and Vasoconstrictors: The Formulas for Proper Administration" Contemporary Oral Hygiene 2007; 7(4): 30-34

  • "Corticosteroid Supplementation: Is It Still Relevant" Dimensions of Dental Hygiene 2008

 

Dr. Randy Byington, Allied Health Sciences had the following article published:

  • Byington, R., Keene, K.S., Masini, D.E. (2007) "The Impact of Federal and State Funding Levels on Strategic Decisions and How Those Decisions Affect Patient Care" Internet Journal of Healthcare Administration Vol. 4 Num. 2