Karen Schieman

Researchers team up for concussion app development

Dr. Karen Schieman, assistant professor in the Bronson School of Nursing, and Dr. Alan Rea, professor of business information systems, have teamed up to develop a mobile application to help patients manage concussion symptoms post-injury and track their progress during their recovery period.

Students on a fallen tree

PA students reckon with Hurricane Irma

Four WMU physician assistant students assigned to rotations in Punta Gorda this fall were not necessarily expecting to be confronted by a hurricane. However, in early September, as WMU was beginning classes, they found themselves preparing to evacuate to safer areas.

Progress in the Department of Physical Therapy

When Dr. Stacie Fruth started as founding chair in January 2017, the department and program finally established a presence in the College of Health and Human Services. And this year has seen more growth and progress toward the 2019 start date of the DPT program.

Nursing Assembly Day and Skills Day take over CHHS

Two consecutive days of events at the college welcome students from the Bronson School of Nursing back for the fall semester. Nursing Assembly Day serves as a welcome back for current students and an introduction for incoming students to meet the faculty. Skills Day was an opportunity for current students to refresh their previously learned skills as they prepare to enter the clinical environment again this semester.


Common read event at WMU School of Medicine

Each year, the WMU Homer Stryker School of Medicine hosts an interdisciplinary "common read" event for the Kalamazoo health sciences community. The book for this year's event is A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy, a memoir which raises questions about trauma, grief and mental health.