BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – Francine M Anderson, PhD, PT, Assistant Dean for Postbaccalaureate Studies and Professor of Anatomy, received the 2016 Hallmark Alumni Award at the Texas Woman’s University Accolades Luncheon on Friday, April 15. The luncheon was hosted by Texas Woman’s University and the Texas Woman’s University Former Students Association in Denton, Texas to honor outstanding alumni and graduating students.
Selection for the Hallmark Award is made annually by the current Alumni Awards Committee and is presented to TWU graduates who have, through the use of their education and/or the conduct of their personal life, had a significant positive effect on their chosen profession or on their community. Dr. Anderson, a 1999 TWU graduate, was selected to be the 2016 recipient of the Hallmark Alumni Award in light of her “extensive list of research presentations, funding and publications, and because she has become a sought-after speaker and consultant in her field.”
Prior to joining the Campbell University medical faculty, Dr. Anderson served as a contract physical therapist and physical therapy coordinator at Rehabilitation Solutions in Dallas, Texas and Richmond, Virginia. At Retreat Hospital in Richmond, she received the Clinical Ladder Award for her outstanding work as an acute physical therapist and a clinical instructor. More recently, her physical therapy background coupled with expertise in gross anatomy has allowed her to develop and provide anatomy workshops for regional clinicians and allied health professionals.
Dr. Anderson’s interests are in the areas of integrated curriculum development, clinical anatomy, and outreach. As the founding Chair of Anatomy at CUSOM, she provided expertise in the development of curriculum integrating basis sciences with clinical sciences. Her physical therapy background coupled with expertise in gross anatomy has allowed her to develop and provide anatomy workshops for regional clinicians and allied health professionals. Dr. Anderson has been instrumental in developing related educational research projects for medical students as well as outreach educational projects for youth centered in human anatomy.
“I am humbly honored to be the recipient this year’s TWU Hallmark Alumni Award,” said Dr. Anderson. “Like Campbell University, TWU is an institution that truly provides educational opportunities to many.”