Western Michigan University once again had eight graduate programs listed in the U.S. News and World Report Top 100 list for 2017. In the latest round of rankings released March 14, seven of the eight programs (and all four ranked in the top 50) are housed here in the College of Health and Human Services.
Angelique Day earned her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences from WMU in 2011. Since then, she's found great success at Wayne State University, has been named a Congressional Fellow, and has now accepted a position at University of Washington-Seattle.
Edna Kane-Williams, senior vice president of multicultural outreach at AARP, kicked off a series of community conversations with this year's Burian University-Community Lecture. Her talk, "Building Bridges for Older Adults in Multicultural Communities," also set the tone for the biennial Diversity and Inclusion Conference.
The 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Conference at the College of Health and Human Services was focused on Health and Well-Being within a Diverse Community. The biennial event, held in conjunction with the Burian University-Community Lecture Series, seeks to bring the University and community together to engage in conversations aimed at change.
This March, several candidates for open leadership positions in the college will be on campus for public presentations. There will be one presentation for the chair of occupational therapy and three presentations for the director of the School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs.
Chanel Raddatz, a second year OT student studying in Grand Rapids was selected to attend the 2017 AOTF/AOTA Summer Institute for Future Scientists in Occupational Therapy, held at Boston University in June.
On January 24 and 26, senior students from the WMU Bronson School of Nursing and first year students at the WMU Homer Stryker School of Medicine collaborated for an interdisciplinary, interprofessional simulation related to vaccinations.
Building Trauma Informed Organizations Across Disciplines, WMU-Grand Rapids regional location, 2333 E. Beltline Ave. SE, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $65; continuing education credits available.
"Addressing the Michigan Opioid Crisis," daylong event featuring several speakers and presentations, WMU-Grand Rapids regional location, 2333 E. Beltline Ave. SE, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free; lunch provided.