The University of New Haven, a leading private, coeducational university situated on the coast of Connecticut, announced today the establishment of a new School of Health Sciences.
The school will include undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs and will officially open July l.
“The School of Health Sciences will address the pressing public health issues faced by our society,” said University President Steven H. Kaplan. “We have enormous challenges facing us today, and they will require new and innovative approaches to health education.”
The School of Health Sciences will offer interdisciplinary allied health and health sciences programs, while capitalizing and expanding on the partnerships the University has built with hospitals and other healthcare institutions throughout Connecticut and New England, and develop a public health program.
Developed by more than two dozen faculty members over the past three years, the School of Health Sciences will comprise the Departments of Allied Health, Nutrition Sciences, and Health Administration and Policy, and the University’s programs in dental hygiene, healthcare administration, health sciences, nutrition and dietetics, and paramedicine.
It will include 12 full-time faculty, more than 30 clinical faculty members, and more than 400 undergraduate and graduate students.
Summer McGee, chair of the Department of Health Sciences, will serve as the school’s first dean. A well-known health policy, management, and bioethics scholar, she joined the University in 2013.
“The University of New Haven has an incredible opportunity to build upon its existing reputation in allied health and health policy and expand into new areas of teaching and research focused on population health, health technology, and the rapidly changing healthcare landscape,” said McGee.