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Dean's Corner April 2019

April 18, 2019
Dean Zoher F. Kapasi in his office.
Dean Zoher F. Kapasi sits in his office.

Dear CHP alumni and donors,

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students, I would like to thank each of you for your commitment and dedication to the College! It is my pleasure to share with you some exciting updates from CHP.

As you know, it is CHP’s vision to improve the health of populations by developing and inspiring health scientists and leaders. In support of that vision, we continue our search for a new faculty member to bolster our health services research expertise. We are continuing to plan for growth in our current programs and the addition of new online/hybrid programs we hope to announce in the near future.

While I am excited about our progress towards addressing our strategic initiatives, it is not the only thing we have to celebrate at CHP.

  • Our Physician Assistant Studies and Master of Health Administration programs were ranked among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Congratulations to PI Dr. Steve Kautz and Co-PI Dr. Robert Adamson the renewal of the Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Grant for Phase II. The $11.2 million NIH grant will begin April 1 with collaborators across the entire campus.
  • Underrepresented minority students now comprise 20.1% of all students in the College of Health Professions, up from 10.4% five years ago. We are thrilled about the increasing diversity of our student population.

I am so proud of what is being accomplished within our College and it simply could not be done without your support!


Zoher F. Kapasi, Ph.D., PT, MBA

Dean and professor

College of Health Professions

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