WELCOME TO THE
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

WELCOME TO THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

NEWS

Horn offers new undergrad certificates

Horn Entrepreneurship has launched seven new undergraduate certificates created in partnership with each of the seven colleges at the University of Delaware. The certificate programs will allow students to engage with the university’s inclusive entrepreneurship...

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Horn offers new undergrad certificates

EXPLORE THE STAR CAMPUS

The Science Technology and Research (STAR) Campus serves as the College of Health Sciences hub for innovation.  With Research, personal clinical care and state-of-the art technologies, the sites at STAR are only the first step towards building a healthier Delaware.

The Tower at STAR

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STAR Campus

photo of the health sciences complex on STAR campus

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

Research developed and piloted in the UD Parkinson’s Clinic leads to a national grant to help people with Parkinson’s disease who struggle with walking problems. It’s another example of how the research that happens here in our clinics is being translated to help a larger population of people.

researchers in health sciences at STAR

CHS STARTUP TESTS PARKINSON’S DISEASE DEVICE WITH MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION FUNDING

An estimated 1 million people in the United States are living with Parkinson’s and suffer from symptoms including tremor, stiffness and impaired balance. Sixty percent of these individuals experience freezing of gait, a phenomenon where individuals feel as if their feet are stuck to the ground and their ability to walk is blocked. Now, a Mid-Atlantic research team with roots at the University of Delaware has received a $440,000 grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) to test a device, called VibeForward, that uses vibration therapy to reduce symptoms of freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson’s.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

Our students benefit from an experiential learning experience – designed towards focusing on all aspects of healthcare. Our colleges curriculum immerses students in research, simulation and clinical care. 

Combined with strategic partnerships in the Delaware community and an ever-growing Science Technology and Research (STAR) Campus, the experiences gained by our students prepare them to address all aspects of healthcare, wellness, from research and care, to the preventative and social determinants of health.

FACTS & FIGURES

From game-changing research by UD faculty to businesses discovering the many benefits of partnering with us on the STAR Campus, the College of Health Sciences is driving sustainable economic change in Delaware.

$500M

Of Business and
Infrastructure investment

2,556

Undergraduate
Students

5,259

Patients Served
Annually

509

Graduate
Students

28,891

Unique Clinical
Visits FYE ’18

15

Patents
(FY10-17)

382%

Growth in Research
Expenditures (FY10-17)

#1

Physical Therapy
Program

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