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PhD Student Chris Lane Awarded DEI Grant

February 12, 2024

Chris Lane, PhD student in the Human Movement Science Curriculum program, recently received a Southern Association of Health Professions Deans (SAHPD) Student Leadership, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Award. This award is given to students in an allied health related field who demonstrate leadership in DEI and/or reducing health disparities.

Clare Harrop, Dara Chan, and Laura Klinger Awarded Grant to Study Social Connections and Suicidal Thoughts in Older Autistic Adults

February 7, 2024

Clare Harrop, PhD, Dara Chan, ScD, CRC, and Laura Klinger, PhD, are recipients of a National Institute of Mental Health (R21) grant, allowing them to study the associations between social connections and suicidal thoughts and behaviors in older adults with autism. Harrop and her team hope the project will expand the body of knowledge related … Read more

Better Together: Celebrating Allied Health Professionals Week 2023

November 6, 2023

The Department of Health Sciences recognizes Allied Health Week each November as an opportunity to celebrate its students, faculty, staff and alumni and their impact on advancing the allied health professions and improving access to health care for all. Allied health practitioners make up approximately 60 percent of the health care workforce and include professions … Read more

Hannah Siburt Announced as Director of the Department of Health Sciences AHEC Contract

October 24, 2023

Hannah Siburt, AuD, PhD, has been named Director of the Department of Health Sciences AHEC Contract, effective August 1, 2023. Dr. Siburt joined the Department of Health Sciences in 2017 and has rapidly moved through the ranks serving as Assistant Professor, Audiology Clinical Education Coordinator, Audiology Program Coordinator, and currently Associate Professor and the Director … Read more

October Observances & Celebrations

October 3, 2023

The Department of Health Sciences is pleased to recognize the following observances and celebrations for the month of October: Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah (Jewish) October 6-8, 2023  Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah concludes the Sukkot holiday and culminates with the special prayer for rain. Simchat Torah celebrates the conclusion and the beginning of another annual cycle of reading … Read more

Adam Jacks Named Associate Chair for Academic Affairs

September 29, 2023

Adam Jacks, PhD, CCC-SLP, was named Associate Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Health Sciences, effective July 1, 2023. Dr. Jacks joined the Department of Health Sciences in 2009 as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, and he currently holds Associate Professor status. He serves as the Coordinator … Read more