Linda Seestedt-Stanford (pictured), assistant dean of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions at Central Michigan University, has been named founding dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences at Western Carolina University.
A team of four Western Carolina University students recently recorded a third-place finish in a competition that tested the skills of emergency medical service providers from college campuses across the United States and Canada.
Western Provost Kyle Carter presented a preliminary report Friday, Feb. 10, from the college structure review task force, saying that the group's recommendations are still open to discussion but represent progress toward “an organizational structure that will truly serve our students and our university.”
Nurses in Western North Carolina will learn lifesaving skills on medical mannequins that give them instant feedback and a risk-free way to practice, thanks to a new lab funded by The Duke Endowment. Its grant of nearly $400,000 was announced Sept. 26 during a celebration and demonstration at the new lab site by the three organizations that developed the program. They are Mission Hospitals, which served as lead entity, and two educational partners, Western Carolina University and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.
Western Carolina University will offer a new bachelor's degree program in health systems administration beginning spring 2006 to help meet a growing demand for the skilled professionals needed to manage the increasingly complex health care delivery systems of the 21st century.