Lewis College Fun Facts

Posted On February 19, 2018
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Lewis College Fun Facts

Test your knowledge of the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Did you know…

  • The first-ever graduates of the Lewis College (then School of Allied Health) were seven bachelor’s medical technology students?


  • Interprofessional education started in the Lewis College in 1969 between medical technology and Georgia Tech to create a joint nuclear-medical technology program?


  • The Department of Physical Therapy is the oldest PT program in the State of Georgia?


  • The Board of Regents initially approved one of the Lewis College’s current degree programs, occupational therapy, in 1961? The program was planned in 1968 but then shelved until 2014 when the BOR approved the O.T./M. degree.


  • The respiratory therapy program was founded by a Crawford Long anesthesiologist who was the only person in the entire state authorized by the American Medical Association to teach an RT program?


  • An emeritus faculty in the Department of Nutrition provided nutrition consultation which aided the gold medal-winning U.S. women’s team during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics?


  • The School of Nursing graduated 75 Ph.D. nursing candidates over 15 years before cross-town rival Emory University produced their first in 2001?


  • A team of undergraduate clinical health informatics students beats multiple groups of Robinson College master’s informatics students to take first place in the 2016 Health IT Slam by developing a prototype of a device to dispense opioid medication?


  • The Urban Life building, home to Lewis College departments, was modeled after the French Revolution-era prison the Bastille? Urban Life opened in the 1974-75 academic year.


  • The Lewis College has been called by a half dozen names over the years? Can you name them all?


  • An emerita faculty member had her latest book featured in lights in Times Square?


  • The Lewis College’s founding dean, Dr. J. Rhodes Haverty, served as chief resident in pediatrics at Grady Hospital in 1956-57?


  • Georgia State became the successor to Grady Hospital’s nursing school in 1982 when the hospital diploma program closed, sending its future students to the Lewis College?