Karen Ann O'Loughlin (Karen), PT, DPT
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 Title: Clinical Assoc Prof & Dir,PT
Applied Physical Therapy I-V; PT Professional Issues I-IV; PT Interactions I & IV; Special Topics in
 Dept: Health Sciences
 Office: HS 107
 Phone: 216-687-3581
 Fax: 216-687-9316
 Email: K.OLOUGHLIN@csuohio.edu
 Web: http://www.csuohio.edu/sciences/health-sciences/facul
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 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. HS 107, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
cultural competence,
 
Education:
B.S., Natural Sciences & Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 1972
M.A., Education, Case Western Reserve University, 1978
PT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Simmons College, 2008
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. O'Loughlin is known for her work in physical therapy (PT) clinical education particularly as it relates to enhancing the academic-clinical partnership, developing mentoring relationships and advancing clinical instructor training.  Other areas of special interest and research include developing and evaluating novel teaching methods and cultural competence training for professional students and practitioners.  Her publications have explored the efficacy of the `Professional Development Plan¿ as a method to facilitate professionalism and professional involvement of PT students, as well as the development and evaluation of curriculum model to facilitate cultural competence among PT students and practitioners.

Dr. O'Loughlin is a frequently invited speaker on clinical education, professionalism, cultural competence training and other topics related to physical therapy professional education. She has been actively involved in American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) activities; is a credentialed trainer for the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) as well as for the Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (ACCIP), served as member and chair of the APTA Clinical Instructor Education & Credentialing Board (CIEB), was a member of the APTA task force that developed the PT Student Evaluation: Clinical Experience and Clinical Instruction form, and has been member and chair of the APTA Section for Education, Clinical Education Special Interest Group, the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) and the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) Nominating Committees.  In addition, Dr. O'Loughlin served on the APTA Cultural Competence Committee Ad Hoc Task Force to develop a Cultural Competence Curriculum Blueprint for physical therapy professional education.  Dr. O¿Loughlin currently holds a position as a faculty member for the APTA CCIP Train-the-Trainer Program and is a member of the OPTA Conference Planning Committee.
 
Honors and Awards:
Ohio-Kentucky Consortium of Physical Therapy Programs, The Ohio-Kentucky Consortium Karen O'Loughlin CI Credentialing Award, 11/2011; named in my honor in recognition of dedicated service to the Ohio clinical education community, to be given annually to a deserving clinical educator in Ohio

Cleveland State University, COSHP, 2010 Outstanding Professional Staff Award, October 2010

Ohio Physical Therapy Association Outstanding Physical Therapist of the Year, November 2006

Cleveland State University Women Who Make a Difference, The Women¿s Comprehensive Program, 2000 & 2003

Phi Beta Kappa, University of Pittsburgh, 1972

Jesse Wright Award for Excellence in Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 1972

Mary McMillan Scholarship Finalist, University of Pittsburgh, 1972
 
Research Interests:
Novel Teaching Methods in PT education
Cultural competence training programs for health professional students and practitioners
 
Teaching Areas:
Clinical Education, Professional Issues, Physical Therapy Communications & Interactions
 
Professional Affiliations:
CSU Member Representative, American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, (APTA) 2009-Present

Active Member, Research Section, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), 2009-Present

Active Member, Research Section, Mixed Methods Research Special Interest Group, (APTA), 2009-Present

Active Member, Health Policy & Administration Section, Cross Cultural Special Interest Group, APTA, 2000 Present

Active Member, Health Policy & Administration Section, APTA, 1997 Present

Active Member, Ohio Consortium of Physical Therapy Programs, 1988-2010

Active Member, Northeast Ohio Clinical Education Council for Physical Therapy, 1986-Present

Active Member, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), 1971 1982 & 1985 Present

Active Member, Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA), 1971 1982 & 1985 Present

Active Member, Section for Education, APTA, 1985 Present

Active Member, Section for Education, Clinical Education Special Interest Group, APTA, 1985 Present
 
University Service:
University Service:
Commencement Hooder, December 2012-2014 Commencement

University Student Judicial Board (Faculty Senate - Appointed), August 2012-2014

Center for Innovations in the Health Professions Building Committee, HSC representative, April 2012, 2014 (Dean¿s appointment)

Commencement College Marshall, CSU December 2011 Commencement

COSHP representative to New Pathways Project, 2008-2010 (Dean's appointment)

CSU Graduate Program Directors Network, August 2008-August 2009, January 2011-Present

HSC Representative (Physical Therapy Program) to University Student Outcomes Assessment Committee, 1993-2006

HSC School Committee Service:
HSC Online Course Review Committee PT Program representative, 2012-2013

Center for Innovations in the Health Professions Building Committee HSC representative, April 2012-2014 (Dean's appointment)

PT Program representative for design and project management of PE Second Floor space renovation, January 2010-2012 (Dean's appointment)

HSC Executive Committee, 2008-2009, Fall 2010-present

HSC representative to the Cleveland Clinic NE Ohio Education Alliance Governance Committee, January 2010-2011 (Dean's Appointment)

HSC representative to University task force to develop CSU-Cleveland Clinic Partnership in PT/OT Education, 2009-2011  (Dean's Appointment)

Health Sciences Department Curriculum Committee, 2008-2010

Health Sciences Department Executive Committee, 2004-2005

Health Sciences MSHS Program Search Committee, 2000

Physical Therapy Program Liaison to Occupational Therapy Curriculum Committee, 1998-2003

Health Sciences Department Planning Committee for Health Science High School Expo, 1999

Health Sciences Department Planning Committee for HSC Open Houses for new HSC Building, 1998

Health Sciences Department Planning Committee for HSC Building Ground Breaking Ceremony, 1997

Health Sciences Department Committee to prepare HSC Marketing Brochure, 1997

Health Sciences Department Committee to investigate and write HSC Concentration for the CSU CAS Health Sciences Department Committee to investigate and write HSC Concentration for the CSU CAS Liberal Studies Degree, 1997

Health Sciences Department Admissions Criteria Committee, 1995-96

Occupational Therapy Program Search Committee, 1994

Physical Therapy Program Committee Service:
Physical Therapy Program Outcomes Assessment Committee; 2010-Present

CSU DPT Program Representative to the APTA Academic Council of Physical Therapy Education 10/2009-present

Physical Therapy Program Admissions Committee, 1985-2008; Chair 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010-Present

DPT Student Advisor, 2008-Present

DPT Class Advisor for Student Physical Therapy Association, Classes of 2010, 2011, 2012; 2008-2012

Physical Therapy Program, DPT Program Development Committee (major proposal revision), 2005-2007

Physical Therapy Program CAPTE Self Study Coordinator, 2005-2006 (primary responsibility for
 
Professional Service:
Nominating Committee, APTA Academic Council, Elected, Member 2012-2013, Chair 2013-2014

Delegate, Ohio Delegation, APTA House of Delegates, Appointed, January-June 2012, 2013, 2014

Chair, Nominating Committee, OPTA, Elected, 2006-2009, Re-elected 2009-2012

OPTA Advocacy Day Member Advocate; May 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

APTA Advocacy Day Day on the Hill¿ Member Advocate to US Senate & House of Representatives; June 2011

Candidate for APTA National Nominating Committee, 2010

Member APTA Committee on Cultural Competence, Task Force to Develop a ¿Curriculum in Cultural Competence Blueprint¿, Appointed by APTA Board of Directors, 2007-2008; February 2014 revised

Faculty Member, APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) Train-the-Trainer Program, Appointed by the Clinical Instructor Education Board, 2006-Present

Member, OPTA Conference Planning Committee, Appointed, 2005-Present; Moderators Chair, 2005; Educators Chair, 2010-present

CSU Faculty Liaison to the NEOPTA Board of Directors, Appointed; 2003-2014

Member & Chair - APTA Clinical Instructor Education Board (CIEB - governing board of CCIP), Appointed by APTA Board of Directors, 2002-2005; Chair, 2004

Treasurer, NE District, OPTA, Elected, 2003-05

Finance Committee Member, OPTA, Appointed, 2003-05

Nominating Committee, APTA Section for Education, Elected, 2001-04; Chair, 2003-04

Member - APTA, Department of Education, Ad Hoc Committee to develop, Physical Therapist (& Physical Therapist Assistant) Student:  Clinical Experience and Clinical Instruction¿ forms, Appointed by APTA Section for Education Clinical Education Special Interest Group, 2001-2003

Nominating Committee, APTA Section for Education, Clinical Education Special Interest Group, Elected, 1998-00; Chair 1999-00

Secretary, Northeast Ohio Clinical Education Council for Physical Therapy, Elected, 1988-2010

Chair, Ohio Consortium of Physical Therapy Programs, Elected, 1988 2004

PT Representative to the Ohio Tri-Alliance, OPTA, Appointed, 1995-1996

Student Liaison, OPTA Executive Committee, Appointed, 1990-92

Chair, Presentations Committee, OPTA Annual Conference, Appointed, 1987-1988

Chair, Publications Committee, NE District, OPTA, Appointed, 1979 1980
NE District Representative, OPTA Assembly of Representatives, Elected, 1977 1980

Chair, Nominating Committee, NE District, OPTA, Elected, 1977-78

Chair, Publicity Committee, Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) Annual Conference, Appointed, 1976
 
Research Grants:
Milidonis M. O'Loughlin K, Vitak K.  Evaluation of client satisfaction with pro bono physical therapy services at a free medical clinic. December 1, 2012-December 1, 2013.  Ohio Physical Therapy Association Research Committee; $500.