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Three faculty members named academic leadership fellows by MAC

Three Western Michigan University faculty members, including Dr. Kieran Fogarty, director and professor of the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. program, have been named to the inaugural class of a new academic leadership development program sponsored by the Mid-American Conference.


Faculty and staff changes at CHHS

Every fall, CHHS welcomes a number of new faculty and staff members to its ranks. We would also like to recognize staff and faculty who have accepted new positions in recent months.

2017 Outstanding Alumni Academy Inductees

Congratulations to the College of Health and Human Services Outstanding Alumni Academy Class of 2017. The college will hold events in honor of these outstanding individuals on Friday, Oct. 13, including a panel discussion - Leading Change in Health and Human Services: Increasing Equity and Access - at 2 p.m., followed by the CHHS Outstanding Alumni Academy induction ceremony at 4 p.m.

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.

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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.