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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.

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).

Jennifer Pryor Selected as one of the Top 50 Women Leaders of Virginia for 2023

Jennifer Pryor was selected as one of the Top 50 Women Leaders of Virginia for 2023. She is the Graduate Program Director for the Department of Gerontology at Virginia Commonwealth University. She also serves as the Co-Director for the NAB-accredited assisted living administration specialty area within the Master of Science in Gerontology program where she is an instructor, advisor, and supervisor to students who are in pursuit of their license as an assisted living administrator. At the undergraduate level, Jennifer serves as the Director of Service Learning for the Bachelor of Science in Health Services program in the College of Health Professions where she also teaches and works with students to develop their skills in healthcare management. Finally, at the national level, Jennifer serves as the Vice Chair of the Education Committee with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). To support her work in all of these roles, Jennifer maintains a valid Virginia License in Assisted Living Administration.

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