welcome to the
college of health sciences
WELCOME TO THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
JOE BIDEN – CONNECTED TO HEALTH SCIENCES
JOE BIDEN AS A BLUE HEN
America’s 46th president will bring the values of a
UD education to the White House
LAUNCHING THE PARTNERSHIP
FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
Partnership to mobilize UD’s research, education, public service efforts
See yourself as part of the future of healthcare here at the University of Delaware. From classroom experiences, clinical opportunities, study abroad and more, you’ll learn interdisciplinary approaches that will help you develop the knowledge and skills to be part of the next generation of healthcare leaders in your field.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COLLEGE
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Turn the Page SLPs addresses need for more culturally representative picture books in speech therapy
When Sierrah Harris was a graduate student in the University of Delaware speech-language pathology program, she noticed something about the picture books and other reading materials she used with her clients. “None of them looked like me or many of the children I...
EXPLORE THE STAR CAMPUS
The Science Technology and Research (STAR) Campus serves as the innovation hub for the College of Health Sciences. With research, personal clinical care and state-of-the art technologies, the sites at STAR are the first step towards building a healthier Delaware.
The Tower at STAR
Health Sciences at STAR
Many students in the UD College of Health Sciences headed back to campus for the fall semester of 2020 with new precautions in place to keep them safe during crucial hands-on learning opportunities. Most students on campus are preparing for clinical placements, internships and patient care, making their in-person training essential amid a mostly virtual semester at the University of Delaware.
Increasing the Visibility of Black Scientists
Kayla Seymore wants to help other Black scientists increase their visibility and numbers in research, labs and other STEM careers where they have been traditionally underrepresented. Seymore, a doctoral student in the UD BIOMS program, is a co-founder of the Black Biomechanists Association, which aims to provide professional development, funding opportunities and mentoring to encourage the engagement and retention of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) within the field of biomechanics.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
Our students benefit from an experiential learning experience – designed towards focusing on all aspects of healthcare. Our college’s 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.
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Growth in Research