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Hunger Banquet Held

Participants in the Hunger Banquet experienced differing levels of food quality and quantity

The Interprofessional Education Committee of Health Sciences hosted their first Hunger Banquet on March 21st.

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PHOTO: JMU team holding winning checkJMU Students Care for Caregivers

April 28, 2016

JMU team placed first in the "Caring for the Caregiver Hack: Advancing Caregiver Health Through Innovations” in downtown Richmond in March.

PHOTO: Bloomfield SoccierOccupational Therapy Student Uses Soccer to Connect with Kids

April 13, 2016

According to WMRA, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County have long been identified as important resettlement communities for immigrants. In fact, the Harrisonburg Refugee Office resettles somewhere between 175 to 200 refugees every year.

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Valley Scholars Celebrate Family Day with CHBS Activities

April 6, 2016

Valley Scholars’ second Annual Family Day was held on December fifth exclusively with departments from the College of Health and Behavioral Studies (CHBS) on the JMU campus.

PHOTO: Tyler PrewettPA Student Finishes Rotations in Peru

April 5, 2016

Tyler Prewett (‘03;‘15), a Double Duke and recent graduate of JMU’s PA Program, is JMU’s first student to take advantage of a clinical rotation in Trujillo, Peru.

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PANCE Pass Rate of 100%

February 18, 2016

The Physician Assistant (PA) Program is pleased to announce that the December 2015 graduates have earned a 100% pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam.

PHOTO:JMU student with cocoa podA New Way of Thinking about Healthcare

January 19, 2016

Students from James Madison University were able to explore Costa Rica’s healthcare system this past summer through a study abroad program.


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PHOTO: Herb AmatoHealth is one of the most important disciplines in today’s world. Given the current and future global demand for well trained and passionate health professionals, now is an ideal time to study in our department. We urge you to learn about our programs to see where your future ambitions fit. More >