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, 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
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, 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
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, 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
Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, was named Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs in the Department of Health Sciences, effective July 1, 2023. Dr. McCulloch is a Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy and Director of the Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program. She previously served on the School of Medicine APT Committee for promotion of faculty … Read more
The Department of Health Sciences is pleased to recognize the following observances and celebrations for the month of September: Rosh Hashanah (Jewish) September 15-17, 2023 Rosh Hashanah is literally the “head of the year”, or Jewish New Year, celebrated with remembrance and judgement and auguring in the 10 days of reflection and atonement leading up … Read more
Tara Moon, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM was announced as Director of the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) on July 1, 2023. Dr. Moon is a professor within the division and has been on faculty for more than 20 years. She assumes the role following the retirement of long-time Division Director Dr. Susan Beck.
The Department of Health Sciences is excited to welcome new and returning students from each of our divisions and programs to campus for our annual New Student Orientation on August 17 and for the first day of classes on August 21. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first group of Health Sciences students … Read more