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Every day College of Health Professions students, alumni, faculty and staff do extraordinary things. Read more about our latest achievements below.

VCU collaboration gives children experience of mobility

June 26, 2023 - A group of students in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Health Professions, was part of a volunteer project this month to help meet the needs of patients with significant mobility impairment at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHOR).

Creating a pathway to leadership

Paula Song, Ph.D., will become the first woman of color to serve as interim dean for the VCU College of Health Professions in July. Paula Song joined VCU in 2020 and currently serves as the Richard M. Bracken Chair and professor of health administration in the College of Health Professions. 

Historic Encore Webinar in The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) and the VCU Department of Health Administration Series

At the beginning of 2023, NAHSE and the VCU Department of Health Administration announced a three-part webinar series offered in partnership to advance the department’s inclusive leadership education initiative. After receiving positive evaluations of the three-part webinar series from students, faculty, and early careerists across the nation, Lisa Mallory, PhD., chief executive officer of NAHSE and Stephan Davis, DNP, MHSA, FACHE, FAAN, executive director of inclusive leadership education for the Department of Health Administration, and the NAHSE education committee decided to offer an “encore” webinar tackling a topic that has never been addressed through the leading professional associations for healthcare leadership. 

Unique collaboration between VCU, Virginia’s public health and environmental laboratory aims to train future scientists

RICHMOND, VA - Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the Department of General Services (DGS) today announced a unique partnership between the university and DGS’ Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS), Virginia’s public health and environmental laboratory, to offer concentrated studies intended to prepare the next generation of scientists to work in public health laboratories. The two organizations will collaborate to offer a Medical Laboratory Sciences Master of Science with a concentration in public health laboratory sciences beginning in the Fall 2023 semester.

Class of 2023: Sarah Chwairy embraces the mission of new health services program

Sarah Chwairy said her experience at the VCU College of Health Professions has been “transformative and enriching.” Chwairy is graduating this semester with a degree in health services from Virginia Commonwealth University’s College of Health Professions and a minor in human resources management from the School of Business. 

CHP faculty member named among 2023 PACME honorees

Alena Hampton, Ph.D., associate dean for Academic Affairs and Student Success and assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University’s College of Health Professions, recently was honored during a ceremony for the VCU Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment (PACME).

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