TU Adds College of Health Sciences

The University of Tulsa is creating a College of Health Sciences to further opportunities for students and faculty while improving the wellbeing of residents in the community.

The new college will begin operations on Jan. 1, 2015, under the leadership of a dean and vice president for health sciences.

“The formation of a college of health sciences affords The University of Tulsa with new opportunities for student and faculty recruitment, research, and interdisciplinary programs,” TU President Steadman Upham says. “More importantly, this new college increases our ability to contribute to improved health and wellness across Tulsa – and, in fact, Oklahoma – where the medical field is in constant need of highly skilled professionals.”

The College of Health Sciences will bring together several existing TU programs, including nursing, physician’s assistant/pre-med, athletic training, exercise and sports science, and communication disorders. Additionally, the new college will house TU’s faculty of community medicine and advance its strong partnership with the Laureate Institute for Brain Research.

The University of Tulsa currently is home to three undergraduate colleges: Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, Collins College of Business, and College of Engineering and Natural Sciences. TU also offers programs for students seeking master’s or doctoral degrees through the Graduate School and a top 100 legal education through its College of Law.

Also announced recently was the appointment of Helen Hansen ( ‘88) as the new director for the School of Nursing effective July 1, 2014. Hansen served as a clinical assistant professor of nursing at TU since 1991 before becoming interim director for the school last year after the death of Susan Gaston, who provided outstanding leadership for the program for 23 years.

Updated 07-12-2014

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