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Communication training simulation for nursing, PA students

In November, nursing and physician assistant students participated in a training simulation for TeamSTEPPS, a teamwork system that aims to improve communication between disciplines to help practitioners provide higher quality, safer patient care.

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Student Nurses Association collects winter gear for local children

The Student Nurses Association in the Bronson School of Nursing recently held a Winter Gear Drive to collect hats and mittens for two local Kalamazoo-area elementary schools. Nursing students who were routinely involved in the schools noticed a large need for winter accessories for the students there.

2017 Fac-Staff Awards

2017 CHHS Faculty and Staff Award Recipients

On Dec. 1, the college recognized the 2017 recipients of its faculty and staff awards. All recipients were nominated by faculty, staff and students. All were recognized because they routinely deliver excellence, whether working with students, colleagues or the greater Kalamazoo community.

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Students explore opportunities at CHHS Student Expo

On Nov. 2, the College of Health and Human Services held its second annual CHHS Student Expo. At this event, the college invites student groups, campus entities and organizations from the greater Kalamazoo Community to come into the college, meet our students and demonstrate what they have to offer to students.

Trio of photographers display work in CHHS gallery

Three College of Health and Human Services employees are currently displaying their photographic work in the second floor art gallery. Whether they're capturing gardens, family members or 80 MPH landscapes, they use the lenses of their cameras to record the everyday moments of their lives.

Chapleau and Harrison

OT, social work faculty earn $1.8 million grant

Dr. Ann Chapleau (Occupational Therapy) and Dr. Jennifer Harrison (Social Work) recently received a four-year, $1.8 million grant to prepare students for interprofessional behavioral health practice and enhance the behavioral health workforce in southwest Michigan.

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Outstanding alumni recognized at CHHS

The College of Health and Human Services welcomed the 2017 class to the rolls of its Outstanding Alumni Academy on Friday, Oct. 13. The day's events included a panel discussion around the topic of equity and access in healthcare and, of course, a ceremony to induct the five new members into the academy.

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Department of Physician Assistant accredited through 2027

After an accreditation visit during the summer, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has reaffirmed accreditation for WMU's physician assistant program through 2027.

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PA students gather donations at MAPA conference

This year's Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants Fall CME Conference included a community service project that benefited Guiding Light, a non-profit organization which offers services for homeless men. WMU PA students gathered more supplies than the other Michigan schools in attendance.