Ericka Zimmerman, director of Western Carolina University’s School of Health Sciences and associate professor of athletic training, recently was selected as one of the recipients of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2017 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award.
Western Carolina University faculty member Edward Morse gave a special birthday gift to his wife Patricia Morse recently by establishing a scholarship in her name at the university. The Dr. Patricia Murray Morse Endowed Fellowship will provide scholarships to students seeking a master’s degree in social work at WCU.
Ericka Zimmerman, director of Western Carolina University’s School of Health Sciences and associate professor of athletic training, is being honored for her service to the national board responsible for the certification of athletic trainers.
Keith Wells, an assistant professor of health sciences in Western Carolina University’s emergency medical care program, recently won the 2008 Founders Award from the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine.
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.
Students and professors from Western Carolina University’s chemistry and environmental health programs will investigate beginning in August whether ozone and other airborne pollutants in the high peaks of Great Smoky Mountains National Park pose a health risk to hikers.