Pictured L-R: Amber Ferrand, physical therapy student; Dr. Blair Sarbacker, assistant professor of pharmacy instruction; Kimberly Smith, master of health administration student; Dr. Amy Crocker, assistant professor of physical therapy; Dr. Chris Garcia, associate professor of health administration; and Jan Ramos, pharmacy student. Ferrand and Ramos competed at the national CLARION Case Competition held at the University of Minnesota.

The University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) first annual CLARION Case Competition was held Feb. 28 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Three inter-professional student teams consisting of UIW students from the H-E-B School of Business and Administration’s Masters of Health Administration program, Feik School of Pharmacy, Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions and the UIW School of Physical Therapy presented case study analysis findings and recommendations on how to deliver quality care to Harlan, a married, retired mechanic, suffering from congestive heart failure.

A panel of San Antonio healthcare practitioners and community leaders judged the competition. The winning team members included Jan Ramos from the Feik School of Pharmacy and Amber Ferrand from the School of Physical Therapy. Though they did not place, the winning team competed at the national CLARION Case Competition in April at the University of Minnesota for the chance of winning one of the top three awards.

Students interested in participating in the next cohort for CLARION, contact Dr. Chris Garcia at