By Carolyn Conte | For The Duquesne Duke
Greg Frazer, dean of the Rangos School of Health Sciences, was honored with the Legacy of Excellence Award by The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions in October.
The award, which has not been bestowed on another person since 2011, was given to Frazer because he “has been an engaged leader and a visionary in regard to current issues and important trends in allied health,” ASAHP President Richard Oliver said.
“Our members value his views and opinions on current and future trends confronting education, research and service across our allied health disciplines,” Oliver said.
Assistant Dean Pam Poletti said Frazer deserved the award because he is “an advocate for the health professions community.” Poletti pointed to Frazer creating the first political action committee to focus on the needs of faculty and students.
Frazer was a past president, treasurer and member of ASAHP’s board of directors. He was previously honored with the organization’s Distinguished Service Award and as an ASAHP Fellow.
Frazer was also on the leadership team when ASAHP was specially recognized by the Institute of Medicine.
“[Frazer] has in-depth experience and insight into a broad range of topics that are critical to an informed association leadership,” Oliver said. “We value his knowledge and experience as a proven leader in our field.”