What started with a modest $5,000 internal grant has grown into a nearly $2 million federally funded, four-year project to recruit, retain and graduate more underrepresented students into the nursing profession.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.