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ATSU-CGHS DHSc alumna honored as 2022 Distinguished Educator by SDMS

An A.T. Still University-College of Graduate Health Studies (ATSU-CGHS) Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc) program graduate has been named the 2022 Distinguished Educator by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS).

Yosefa Pessin, DHSc, ’19, MS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, received her doctor of health sciences from ATSU-CGHS in 2019. She is currently the program chair and director, as well as an associate professor, of the Diagnostic Medical Imaging program at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, New York.

The Distinguished Educator award honors exceptional diagnostic medical sonography educators who exhibit dedication to teaching, innovation in education, and support of their students through mentorship, research, and volunteerism.

Dr. Pessin has worked as a sonographer for 25 years and has experience in both outpatient and private practice settings. As a researcher, Dr. Pessin’s work focuses on infection control prevention, educational technology, and simulation.

Throughout her career, Dr. Pessin has received many recognitions for her work, including the SDMS Kenneth R. Gottesfeld Award and the SUNY Downstate Dr. Donald Scherl Faculty Excellence Award. Dr. Pessin is also a senior member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).


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