School of Health Professions Distinguished Alumnus Award
The highest honor bestowed by the SHP Alumni Association is presented annually during Homecoming to one alumnus who has made major contributions to the health profession through commitment of excellence, research, education, community service and leadership roles.
2021 SHP Distinguished Alumni
Wendy Katzman, PT, DPTSc, OCS
Wendy Katzman, PT, DPTSc, OCS has been named the 2021 School of Health Professions (SHP) Distinguished Alumnus.
A 1973 graduate of the SHP Physical Therapy program, Dr. Katzman completed her formal education at the University of California/ San Francisco State University graduate program and later obtained her Doctor of Science Degree in 2006.
Dr. Katzman has had a long career as a physical therapist clinician, and later conducted clinical research among older adults with age-related hyperkyphosis.
Her research interests include musculoskeletal aging, in particular the effects of hyperkyphosis on physical function and health-related quality of life. She has received numerous grants and has authored more than 35 peer-reviewed articles, co-authored
one book chapter, and produced two educational DVDs.
She retired in 2019 and is currently Professor Emeritus with the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences with UCSF/SFSU.
This award, the highest alumni honor bestowed by the School of Health Professions Alumni Association, recognizes a graduate for their contributions to the health profession through commitment of excellence in patient care, research, education, community
service and leadership roles.
SHP Distinguished Alumni Recipients
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|Award Year||Alumni Recipient||Concentration||Graduating Class|
|2021||Wendy Katzman||Physical Therapy||1973|
|2020||James Hury III||Clinical Laboratory Sciences||2004|
|2019||Phillip S. Sizer, Jr.||Physical Therapy||1985|
|2018||Marco Rodriguez||Occupational Therapy||1992|
|2017||Laura Wiggs||Physical Therapy||1991|
|2016||Dana L. Wild||Physical Therapy||1986/2009|
|2015||Mario Celis||Physician Assistant Studies||1994|
|2014||Cecilia Graham||Physical Therapy||1978|
|2013||Terra Ruppert||Occupational Therapy||1983|
|2012||Steven R. Shelton||Physician Assistant Studies||1975|
|2011||Bonnie Broaddus Benkula||Health Care Administration||1996|
|2010||Michael Pirkle||Occupational Therapy||1997|
|2009||Karen R. Chapman||Physical Therapy||1988|
|2008||Diane Rath||Physical Therapy||1975|
|2007||James R. Bluhm||Physical Therapy||1990|
|2006||Linda Pilzner Vaclavik||Occupational Therapy||1973|
|2005||Terry Sablatura||Physical Therapy||1980|
|2004||Barbara A. Railey||Medical Technology||1979|
|2003||Bert Nash||Medical Technology||1974|
|2002||Claire Peel||Physical Therapy||1973|
|2001||Larry Feeler||Physical Therapy||1977|
|2000||Dianna D. Puccetti||Occupational Therapy||1974|
|1999||Lodie H. Massey||Physician Assistant Studies||1975|
|1998||E. Camellia St. John||Medical Technology||1966|
|1997||Jaclyn Faglie Low||Occupational Therapy||1973|
|1996||Mary Beth Murphy||Medical Technology||1945|
|1995||Janet R. Bezner||Physical Therapy||1981|
|1994||M. Irma Alvarado||Occupational Therapy||1982|
|1993||Beverly R. Dickerson||Medical Record Administration||1972|
|1992||Linda Diane Veale||Occupational Therapy||1975|
|1991||Mary Rapp Daulong||Physical Therapy||1970|
|1990||Dorit Haenosh Aaron||Occupational Therapy||1977|
|1989||Richard R. Rahr||Physician Assistant Studies||1975|
|1988||Susan McPhail Wittjen||Physical Therapy||1957|
|1987||J.D. Wendeborn||Physical Therapy||1959|
|1986||John W. Young, Jr.||Physician Assistant Studies||1973|
|1985||Herbert J. Sauer||Physical Therapy||1957|
|1984||Ruby Decker||Physical Therapy||1961|
|1983||Arene M. Gustafson||Medical Technology||1953|
|1982||Jeanette Winfree||Physical Therapy||1961|