WSSU Dean Appointed to National Advisory Committee
As a member of the committee, Valentine will provide advice and recommendations to Secretary Sebelius on policies, program development and other significant matters related to interdisciplinary, community-based training grant programs. Federal grants that are part of the interdisciplinary, community-based linkages effort are used to recruit individuals from underrepresented, disadvantaged or rural backgrounds into the health professions and to develop and implement strategies to foster community-based training and education with an emphasis on providing primary care in underserved areas. These grants also focus on interdisciplinary training involving an array of health professionals and to support other innovative opportunities for community-based programs.
Valentine has been dean at WSSU since January 2006 and is responsible for the educational programs in clinical laboratory science, health care management, nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy. She also is general chair and president of the Consortium for International Management Policy and Development as well as serves on the boards of Novant Health and the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals.