College of Health and Human Sciences

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Smithsonian work group meeting at WCU April 8-10

Native American scholars and activists from around the nation will gather with representatives of the Smithsonian Institution and several federal agencies for a three-day conference at WCU to discuss issues related to Native health and culture.
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Developer sought for medical office building project

The Board of Trustees of the Endowment Fund of Western Carolina University has issued a request for qualifications for a project to develop a medical office building to be constructed near the university’s Health and Human Sciences Building.
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WCU physical therapy group serves in Honduras

Six students and two faculty members from WCU’s doctor of physical therapy program spent part of their winter break serving at a free physical therapy clinic in a rural mountain community in Honduras where residents have little or no access to health care.
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WCU, Eastern Band partner in research

A project that involves WCU’s College of Health and Human Sciences and the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians is examining the relationship between mental health and diabetes.