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JMU hosts conference on opioids

With the opioid crisis declared as a national emergency, state and federal agencies are now equipped with greater resources and opportunities to combat addiction. Looking to join this effort, the PA program received a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration that they used to host a Conference on Opioids.

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PHOTO: Roper and MaiewskiStudents work together to provide healthcare at homeless shelters

April 27, 2018

For the past year, students in the nursing, physician assistant and dietetics programs have volunteered with the mobile healthcare service that provides treatment to the local homeless population.

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Rogers named PA Student of the Year by AAPA

April 28, 2018

Each year, AAPA presents the PA Student of the Year Award to an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to exemplary service, advocacy, and leadership to the PA profession.

PHOTO: Zachary Breeding with JMU students

Guest speaker discusses transgender nutritional needs

April 9, 2018

On Saturday March 17, dietitian Zachari Breeding came to James Madison University to speak to faculty and students about nutritional considerations for the transgender community.

PHOTO: JMU OT students with Kevin PearceEvents organized for Occupational Therapy Month

April 6, 2018

To celebrate Occupational Therapy Month, the JMU Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) has planned three activities throughout April focusing on restorative practices and meaningful occupations.

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Phi Epsilon Kappa members spend spring break volunteering

April 5, 2018

During spring break of 2018, several members of Phi Epsilon Kappa went to Charlotte, North Carolina to volunteer at Lifespan, a non-profit organization that provides services to individuals with disabilities.

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Health sciences students present research at conference

April 4, 2018

On April 18, four teams of JMU health sciences students will travel to the Georgetown Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) in Washington, D.C., to present their own findings on diverse and pressing health topics.


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