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University of New Haven Establishes School of Health Sciences

The mission of the School of Health Sciences is to deliver innovative and interdisciplinary allied health and health sciences education that draws on the distinctive identity of the University and its partnerships with hospitals and other healthcare institutions across Connecticut and New England.

July 16, 2018

The University of New Haven’s new School of Health Sciences features a Health Sciences Simulation Facility that enables students to gain early exposure to clinical settings and practices.

The University of New Haven announced the establishment of a new School of Health Sciences.

The school, which will include undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, officially opened on July 1.

"The School of Health Sciences will address the pressing public health issues faced by our society," said University President Steven H. Kaplan. "We have enormous challenges facing us today, and they will require new and innovative approaches to health education."

The School of Health Sciences will offer interdisciplinary allied health and health sciences programs that capitalize and expand upon the partnerships the University has built with hospitals and other healthcare institutions throughout Connecticut and New England. A new public health program will also be launched.

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Summer McGee, Ph.D., CPH

Developed by more than two dozen faculty members over the past three years, the School of Health Sciences will comprise the Departments of Allied Health, Nutrition Sciences, and Health Administration and Policy, and the University's programs in dental hygiene, healthcare administration, health sciences, nutrition and dietetics, human nutrition, and paramedicine.

Summer McGee, a well-known health policy, management, and bioethics scholar who joined the University in 2013, will serve as the school's first dean.

The School will include 12 full-time faculty, 30 clinical faculty members, and more than 400 students.

"The University has an incredible opportunity to build upon its existing reputation in allied health and health policy and expand into new areas of teaching and research focused on population health, health technology, and the rapidly changing healthcare landscape." Summer McGee, Dean, School of Health Sciences