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Health Occupations Chair Henry Oh Achieves National Recognition and Society Presidency

October 17, 2019

Dr. Henry Oh recently assumed a leadership position as president of the Lambda Beta Society, which is the national honor society for respiratory therapy in the U.S.  Oh has also been awarded the Exceptional Merit Award by the American Medical Technologists, Inc.

Oh is the Department Chair and a clinical professor of Health Occupations in the College of Technology.


"My goal as president is to encourage our educators and managers to provide our students valuable learning resources, academic advisement and program support services so they can achieve higher levels of competencies during their education and training. I believe that incorporating innovations in how we deliver education and training, giving regular and substantive interactions to our students, providing recognition and praise even when students achieve smaller steps of success, and being sensitive and listening to the needs of our students, can potentially achieve better learning outcomes," said. 

The Lambda Beta Society was formed in 1986 to "promote, recognize and honor scholarship, scholarly achievement, service, and character of students, graduates, and faculty members of the profession."

The Exceptional Merit Award recognizes outstanding activity and service to the American Medical Technologists (AMT) and its members at both the state and national levels. AMT, founded in 1939, is a nationally and internationally recognized certification agency and membership society for allied health professionals.

Oh is a Registered Respiratory Therapist, Certified Medical Technologist and a Chartered Biologist.  He holds fellowship status with the Association of Clinical Scientists (FACSc) in the U.S. , and Royal Society of Biology (FRSB) in U.K.


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