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Department of Health Sciences

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As a department, we are committed to holding the university and ourselves accountable for taking action to address racism. Because we educate future health care professionals, we recognize our ethical responsibility to develop students who understand and recognize implicit bias, equip them with tools to practice social justice, anti-racism, and advocate for change in health care settings and communities.


Madison Gerencser

Occupational therapy program is next step for health sciences senior

April 8, 2021

After graduating in May 2021, senior Madison Gerencser will be pursuing her goal of becoming an occupational therapist.

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Health sciences grad forges a future in medicine

March 25, 2021

Health sciences alumnus Evans Osuji (’17) found James Madison University to be a perfect setting to excel as both an academic and an athlete.

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HS senior talks about learning during the pandemic

February 5, 2021

In this video, senior Alec Dalton shares what learning has been like during the COVID-19 pandemic. He discusses the ways his health sciences faculty have gone above and beyond.

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Alumnus plans medical career in underserved area

October 30, 2020

Ian Roy (’19) is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at Tufts University. Upon graduation, Roy will be pursuing a medical degree through the innovative Maine Track Program.

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HS alumna finds rewarding career path in epidemiology

September 14, 2020

Health sciences alumna Kat Topf (’19) is currently pursuing a MPH degree at Emory University. She is also working at the Georgia Department of Public Health in support of their COVID-19 response as part of her assistantship.

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