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Overview

Associate Professor, Clinical
Director of Clinical Education

431 Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: (614) 292-0210
Email: Varekojis.16@osu.edu

Primary Professional Areas of Interest

  • Respiratory Therapy Education
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Therapy

Research Focus

Clinical respiratory therapy practice and teaching and learning in the health professions.

Recent Research

Pryor, M, Clutter, J, Varekojis, SM, Sergakis, G, “Asthma Management in Millennial College Students: Attitudes and Perceptions of Resources”. Respiratory Care Education Annual. Vol. 24, 3-10. 2015. 

Douce, FH, Sergakis, G, Varekojis, SM, "The Need for and Interest in the Advanced Respiratory Therapist Practitioner". Respiratory Care Education Annual. Vol. 23, 3-7. 2014.

Liddil, J, Varekojis, SM, Clutter, J, Sergakis, G., "COPD Outreach Through Service Learning in Respiratory Therapy: Student and Community Perceptions". Respiratory Care Education Annual. Vol. 23, 12-19. 2014.

Recent Presentations

Beyond Volunteerism: Engaging Students in Learning Through Service. AARC Summer Forum. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. 2016.   

Fostering Professional Volunteerism in Respiratory Therapists. AARC Summer Forum. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. 2016.

Working Together to Ensure Consistent Student Evaluation. AARC Summer Forum. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 2016.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Clinical Respiratory Care
  • Fundamentals of Respiratory Therapy Research
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Respiratory Therapy for Special Populations
  • Clinical Experience Phase I
  • Clinical Experience Phase II
  • Introduction to Advanced Clinical Practice I
  • Introduction to Advanced Clinical Practice II
  • Respiratory Therapy Seminar

Education

  • 1996: BS, Respiratory Therapy, The Ohio State University
  • 1998: MS, Allied Health Education, The Ohio State University
  • 2002: MA, Adult Education, The Ohio State University
  • 2004: PhD, Adult and Health Education, The Ohio State University

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