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BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic to serve Wood County Veterans
BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic to serve Wood County Veterans

A message from the Dean
Greetings to all from Bowling Green State University. I would enjoy telling you about some of the many accomplishments of fall 2017 and what we are looking forward to in 2018.

Through generous support from the Resurrecting Lives Foundation, the Speech and Hearing Clinic has begun a new initiative to support Wood County veterans. The $10,000 grant will allow the clinic to provide services to veterans experiencing traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The college is very proud of the research and scholarship activities of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. The work of two faculty members, Jason Whitfield, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Mary Jon Ludy, associate professor in the department of Public and Allied Health, were highlighted this fall. Nancy Orel, professor emeritus has joined the Optimal Aging Institute as executive director of research.

Phil Zitko, a senior in the health care administration specialization of the applied health science degree program received a Top 10 poster award at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. An excellent example of undergraduate research, Phillip Welch is his advisor.

Two alumni of HHS, Dr. Cory Haberman (bachelor's and master's degrees in criminal justice) and Dr. Elaina Williams, D.O. (applied health science) were honored as "10 Under 10” honorees at Homecoming this year.

Carrie Hamady, coordinator for undergraduate dietetics in food and nutrition, the Center for Community and Civic Engagement and many students from the college have dedicated their time in making the Food for Thought Mobile Pantry available to students who may be facing financial difficulty. This and other programs addressing food insecurity are part of Mary Ellen Mazey's, Ph.D., president of Bowling Green State University, PUSH (Presidents United to Solve Hunger) initiative.

Several important symposiums occurred during the fall semester, including the Optimal Aging Community Fair and the Food and Nutrition Symposium. We are looking forward to the 3rd Annual Public Health Symposium, which will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

We have included just a few of the wonderful stories about the College of Health and Human Services students. Many of these stories appeared on the University website and are a snapshot of the outstanding students in the college. The engagement of students in the community and the workforce as they prepare for their chosen field is a longstanding and ongoing tradition of the college. The interactions with and support by you make such a difference in the lives of our students.

Thank you for checking in with us. We wish you all a prosperous New Year!

Warm regards,

M. Sue Houston, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of the College of Health and Human Services

Tarynn Clune Opportunity for research, CDIS program big draws for BGSU
Isaac Sakyi From BGSU's public heatlh program to the Peace Corps
Mary Jon Ludy Hot chilies can play role in appetite control, Ludy finds
Jason Whitfield Whitfield researching Parkinson's influence on speech
Jason Whitfield Mobile Food Pantry provides resources and awareness to students
In the Spotlight
Phil Zitko Phil Zitko, public health undergradaute, received a Top 10 poster award at the American Public Health Association (APHA) national meeting in Atlanta. His project was generously supported by a summer research grant from the Dean's Office and a PILLARS travel grant.
williams and haberman Alumni Elaina Williams and Cory Haberman receive "10 under 10" award
Food and Nutrition Symposium Ninth Annual Food and Nutrition Symposium
Upcoming Events
April 12 - Third Annual Public Health Symposium: Super Bugs! Antibiotic resistance matters.
May 4-5 - Commencement
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