Dr. Janet Hahn, from the Center for Gerontology and the School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs, is leading a project totaling nearly $325,000 that will provide behavioral consultation and services to aging people with cognitive impairment at skilled nursing facilities in Michigan.
WMU Department of Occupational Therapy will offer a new graduate certificate in low vision rehabilitation beginning this fall. The new certificate program will provide training on the unique needs of individuals with vision loss.
Dr. Patricia Tattersall, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. program alumna, received the 2016 NIU Research Mentor Award at NIU's seventh annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day. Tattersall received the annual award for embodying the qualities of an effective and influential mentorship.
On March 22, Dr. Ben Atchison, professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy invited Dr. Amy Lamb, president of the American Occupational Therapy Association, to give a guest presentation in the OT 2020 Orientation to Occupational Therapy course.
The 2016 Interprofessional Education Expo highlighted interprofessional collaboration and teamwork at CHHS. Through the various events, nearly 200 attendees from CHHS, WMU Homer Stryker School of Medicine and across WMU's campus were able to learn with, from, and about other health care professions.
With guests from higher education and business communities throughout West Michigan, Dean Earlie M. Washington gave a keynote address at a breakfast event for the Western Regional Area Health Education Center. The event marked the launch of the new Health Sciences Summer Program at the College of Health and Human Services.