Affiliate Faculty

University of Florida Affiliate Faculty

Erienne M Blanchard

Erienne M Blanchard

ADJ LECTURER
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Phone: (352) 376-6300
Accomplishments:
  • Vestibular Specialist
    2019 · Duke/Emory University
  • Certified Craniofacial Therapist (CFC)
    2017 · University of St. Augustine
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT)
    2015 · Florida Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (FIOMPT)
Education:
  • 2008-2011
    Doctor of Physical Therapy
    University of Florida
  • 2004-2008
    Bachelors of Health Science
    University of Florida
David J Derrico

David J Derrico MSN, BSN, CNE, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: Biobehavioral Nursing Science
Phone: (352) 273-6085

TEACHING

Professor Derrico teaches adult health nursing didactic and clinical classes to BSN, RN-BSN, and ABC students. The didactic courses taught include pathophysiology and health assessment. Professor Derrico has been honored with numerous teaching awards including ten consecutive outstanding undergraduate teaching awards, three College of Nursing teacher of the year awards, and two Teaching improvement (TIP) awards.

SERVICE

Professor Derrico holds membership in Florida Nurses Association, Oncology Nursing Society, and Sigma Theta Tau International. He has held leadership positions in the local SSTI chapter.

Accomplishments:
  • College of Nursing Outstanding Faculty Award at Commencement
    2009-2015 · UF College of Nursing
  • College of Nursing Teaching Award Nomination
    2007-2015 · UF College of Nursing
  • Outstanding Nurse Educator
    2007 · UF College of Nursing
  • College of Nursing Teaching Award Nomination
    2005 · UF College of Nursing
  • Outstanding Faculty
    2004-2006 · UF College of Nursing
  • College of Nursing Teaching Award
    2004 · UF College of Nursing
  • Listed
    2003 · Academic Keys: Who's Who in Health Sciences Education
  • College of Nursing Teaching Award Nomination
    2002-2003 · Uf College of Nursing
  • Member
    2000-2016 · Florida Nurses Association
  • Outstanding Faculty
    2000-2002 · UF College of Nursing
  • Member
    2000-2001 · American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Teacher of the Year Award
    1999 · UF College of Medicine
  • Who's Who Among American Teachers
    1999 · Who's Who Among American Teachers
  • College of Nursing Teaching Award Nomination
    1998 · UF College of Nursing
  • Teaching Improvement Program Award
    1997 · UF College of Nursing
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching
    1996-1998 · UF College of Nursing
  • Who's Who Among American Teachers
    1996 · Who's Who Among American Teachers
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty
    1994-1996 · UF College of Nursing
  • Teaching Improvement Program Award
    1994 · UF College of Nursing
  • Member
    1993-2016 · Sigma Theta Tau
  • Member
    1993-2016 · Oncology Nursing Society
  • Undergraduate Faculty Advisor
    1993-1998 · Sigma Theta Tau – Alpha Theta Chapter
  • Chairman, Program Committee
    1993-1995 · American Association of Critical Care Nurses, North Central Florida Chapter
  • Chairman, Scholarship Committee
    1993-1995 · American Association of Critical Care Nurses, North Central Florida Chapter
  • Outstanding Pediatric Article
    1993-1994 · Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing
  • College of Nursing Teaching Award Nomination
    1993 · UF College of Nursing
  • Community Nurse of the Year Nomination
    1993 · UF College of Nursing
  • Who's Who in American Nursing
    1993 · Who's Who in American Nursing
  • Board Member
    1992-1995 · American Association of Critical Care Nurses, North Central Florida Chapter
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching
    1992-1993 · UF College of Nursing
  • Critical Care Award
    1992 · Hewlitt Packard
  • Inductee
    1992 · Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, Alpha Theta Chapter
  • Member
    1991 · Graduate Student Council, University of Florida
  • Meredith Lewis Glover Award
    1990 · University of Florida
  • Nurse of the Year
    1990 · SGAH, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Sailor of the Quarter Nomination
    1980-1983 · N/A
Research Summary:

Professor Derrico is a clinical nurse specialist in critical care nursing, he holds certification in oncology nursing and has practice experience in both adult and pediatric critical care as well as adult and pediatric medical-surgical nursing. Professor Derrico has expertise in Legal Nurse Consulting and Pathophysiology and Health Assessment.

Education:
  • 1990
    Masters – CNS/Critical Care Nursing
    University of Florida
  • 1985
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    University of the State of New York
  • 1982
    AS – Nursing
    University of the State of New York
  • 1975
    Bachelor of Science – Music Education
    West Chester University
Lourdes M Mengelkoch

Lourdes M Mengelkoch

Phys Therapist
Matthew P Walser

Matthew P Walser

Physician Assistant
Department: SH-MEDICAL STAFF
Phone: (352) 294-7471

Matthew Walser, PA-C, ATC: Matt “the Sports PA” graduated with a degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training and Education from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado in 1994. After graduation, he was selected to work as an intern with the Dallas Cowboys before he returned to Colorado and served as the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Overland High School in Aurora, Colorado. After a short stint at the high school level, he earned his master’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of Florida and transitioned from a graduate assistant to a full time staff position with UF football. He worked up to the role of Associate Head Football Athletic Trainer before he resigned to attend Physician Assistant School at the University of Florida. Upon graduation in 2006, he was hired at UF Orthopaedics where he spent 12 years working with the sports medicine surgeons in a clinical and surgical role. He has spent countless hours teaching athletic training, physical therapy and physician assistant students since his arrival to UF in 1995. He continues his involvement with medical coverage of UF athletic events. He currently serves as a physician assistant with the UF Student Health Care Center in the Sports Medicine and Acute Care (SMAC) Division and is actively involved with the Athletic Training, Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Education Programs. His hobbies include flying and spending time outdoors and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

Certifications:
  • Certified Athletic Trainer
    Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer
  • Certified Physician Assistant
    National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Education:
  • 2006
    Masters of Physician Assistant Studies
    University of Florida
  • 1998
    Masters of Science in Exercise and Sports Science
    University of Florida
  • 1994
    Bachelors of Arts in Exercise Science
    Fort Lewis College

External Affiliate Faculty

  • Amanda Guevara, PT, DPT, Pediatric Physical Therapist, Kids on the Move, Specialization: Pediatrics. Email: Guevaraamanda1@gmail.com
  • Cathy S. Paterson, PhD, Adjunct Professor, University of St. Augustine, Specialization/PT Course Affiliation: Physiology/Pharmacology. Email: cpaterson@usa.edu