Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has announced that Robert Cuzzolino, EdD, vice president for graduate programs and planning, is the recipient of the PCOM Alumni Association’s Certificate of Honor— the highest award given by the Association in recognition of distinguished services rendered and loyal devotion to the welfare and strengthening of PCOM. Dr. Cuzzolino will be honored at PCOM’s Founders’ Day luncheon on Friday, January 26.
Over his past 40 years at PCOM, Dr. Cuzzolino has demonstrated loyal dedication to strengthening the well-being of the College by serving as the driving force behind the expansion of the College’s graduate programs.
While leading the College’s current graduate degree offerings in clinical, counseling and school psychology, biomedical science, physician assistant studies, organizational development, forensic medicine and pharmacy, Dr. Cuzzolino leads development of new degree offerings on both the Philadelphia and Georgia campuses
Dr. Cuzzolino is committed to developing partnerships between PCOM and other institutions and has created several dual-degree programs. While serving in his previous position as assistant dean for educational resources, he developed PCOM’s DO/MBA and DO/MPH programs, the first such combined programs in the country.
Along with development of the College’s graduate programs and dual-degree partnerships, Dr. Cuzzolino oversees all academic planning for the College. He has led the College through numerous institutional self-studies and accreditations and manages program approvals and related government relations. Dr. Cuzzolino has served as a lecturer in Medical Ethics and Law for the Physician Assistant Studies and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine programs as well as a lecturer in the areas of administration, consultation, supervision and health policy for the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program.
Dr. Cuzzolino earned his EdD in educational administration from Temple University
in 1988 and his MEd in counseling in higher education from Kutztown University in
1977. He holds an AB in psychology and English from Muhlenberg College.
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has trained more than 15,000 highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach, treating people, not just symptoms. PCOM offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine, doctor of pharmacy and doctor of psychology degrees and graduate programs in mental health counseling, school psychology, physician assistant studies, forensic medicine, organizational development and leadership, and biomedical sciences. Our students learn the importance of health promotion, education and service to the community and, through PCOM’s Healthcare Centers, provide care to the medically underserved populations in inner city and rural locations.
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