MCPHS announces appointments

March 1, 2012

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences announced the hiring of Shilpa J. Register, O.D., as associate dean for Academic Programs and Jeanette M. Sewell, O.D., as associate dean for Clinical Programs in the college’s School of Optometry.

Dr. Register will be responsible for faculty, curriculum and outcomes assessment, while Dr. Sewell will oversee the college’s Eye and Vision Center, as well as the integration of clinical education into the OD program.

“Our program is extremely fortunate to have Drs. Register and Sewell on board,” said Lesley Walls, O.D., M.D., founding dean of the MCPHS School of Optometry.“Both are extremely bright, highly qualified and have long demonstrated their commitment to optometric education and to the students and patients we serve.”

Dr. Register is currently an elected member of the Board of the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education and has served on a number of other professional organizations, including the AOA. Dr. Sewell has served in various capacities in the AOA, Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, and the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists.

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