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By: Laura Damron |
December 19, 2018
Michael Bacigalupi, O.D., M.S., FAAO, dean of the University of Pikeville-
Kentucky College of Optometry, has been named a Distinguished Fellow of the National
Academies of Practice (NAP) in Optometry. Recognized and elected for his dedication to the
practice of optometry and achievements in the field, Bacigalupi will help influence national
health policy and legislation, while promoting research and quality health care with other
outstanding health care leaders across the nation.
“I am honored to be recognized by NAP,” said Bacigalupi. “KYCO’s mission of training
optometrists to serve the needs of our region aligns well with NAP’s mission of advancing inter-
professional health care by fostering collaboration and advocating policies in the best interest of
individuals and communities. I look forward to working alongside so many accomplished and
passionate physicians and peers from diverse disciplines.”
As a large-scale health care membership organization, NAP strives to promote the practice of
health professionals working across disciplines and professions, as a team, to give the best
patient care possible and affect positive change for health care as a whole.
Bacigalupi will be inducted as a Distinguished Fellow at NAP’s annual meeting in March in
Pentagon City, Va.