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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Mary Ann Stark, professor in the WMU Bronson School of Nursing, has been awarded a $2 million HRSA grant to establish a new program to recruit, retain and graduate more students from underrepresented groups and educationally and financially disadvantaged populations.
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.