News Articles Categorized Under "Health"
August 09, 2018
A WSSU researcher is hoping to expose the 'freshman 15' myth and help college students avoid the weight-gain trap. She offers seven heart health tips for freshmen.
July 16, 2018
A WSSU expert is sounding the alarm about the growing opioid epidemic and its impact on the aging population in North Carolina.
July 02, 2018The Occupational Therapy Department at WSSU is examining 3D printing through a new transformative curriculum project.
July 02, 2018The scholarship will provide $1,250 per semester for five Bachelor of Science in Nursing students in their final year or semester of study.
June 25, 2018WSSU's nursing and social work programs each earned top honors at HBCU Digest’s 2018 HBCU Awards on June 22.
May 31, 2018
A second mobile health clinic is about to hit the road, serving the uninsured and underinsured of in East Winston.
May 14, 2018
Meet the WSSU Division of Nursing’s first cohort of doctors. These 11 nurse scholars have earned their Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and will receive their hoods during the 2018 Commencement Ceremony on May 18.
May 11, 2018Darren Absher, one of 11 to earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from WSSU this academic year, hopes to take the knowledge he learned will help nurse practitioners better treat underserved populations locally and globally.
May 07, 2018
A program through the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Foundation is providing WSSU students with on-the-job experience and impacting the community.
April 20, 2018Graduates of two of Winston-Salem State University’s signature graduate programs continue to excel on their national licensing exams, receiving 100 percent passage rates on their required licensure exams for 2017.
April 16, 2018WSSU will use the investment for scholarships to address access to care and nursing shortages, and to enhance the division’s technology infrastructure.
April 11, 2018
Cynthia S. Bell, associate professor and chair of the occupational therapy program at WSSU, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.
February 02, 2018Starting in January, the Rams Know H.O.W. Mobile Clinic, a service of WSSU’s Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities (CEEHD), began offering free expanded clinical services to residents in East Winston.
February 01, 2018Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. In celebration of American Heart Month, Cynthia Williams Brown, chair of the Department of Health Physical Education and Sport Studies, offers tips.
December 13, 2017Alexis McCrea is the first WSSU graduate to take advantage of the Early Assurance Program, which offers guaranteed admission into WSSU’s highly competitive doctor of physical therapy program for students who meet specific criteria.
December 13, 2017WSSU nursing ranks No. 8 on NurseJournal.org’s “America’s Best Nursing Schools for 2018” East Coast, and no. 15 in the nation for online nursing programs.
November 22, 2017
The two-year grant will fund the development of Weight Matters, an 18-week program that will provide complimentary health screenings, exercise classes, incentives for participation, and a small stipend for the completion of all required program activities. Researchers are recruiting now for the program, which will begin in January.
November 21, 2017WSSU's School of Health Sciences honored six individuals and two organizations that have made a positive impact on the health and wellness of the residents of East Winston during the inaugural Healthcare Legends of East Winston.
November 17, 2017
Winston-Salem State University’s School of Health Sciences (SOHS) has been awarded a $385,000 research grant to carry out a model diabetes prevention program for high-risk, low-income communities.
November 02, 2017
WSSU and Hubei University of Chinese Medicine have signed a five-year collaborative agreement that will expand opportunities for WSSU nursing students and faculty to study in China.
September 12, 2017The competency-based program will help WSSU address the nationwide shortage of baccalaureate-trained nurses
September 11, 2017
Lacey Smith, a student in WSSU's Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program, attended an elite summer institute for future research scientists.
September 07, 2017
Winston-Salem State University’s School of Health Sciences (SOHS) has announced the appointment of two veteran faculty members to lead departments.
July 28, 2017
Leah Pelletier, a graduate student in WSSU’s Occupational Therapy program, has been selected to the American Occupational Therapy Association Emerging Leaders Development Program.
June 15, 2017
The School of Health Sciences at WSSU has received a $15,000 donation from the Averill Foundation to support simulation training.
May 17, 2017These three WSSU scholars are ready to become nurse scientist.
May 11, 2017
Nursing sisters, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, will cross the WSSU commencement stage together for the second time in 10 years on Friday, May 19, earning their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree.
May 05, 2017WSSU students will soon have a new place on campus to relax and focus.
April 07, 2017WSSU’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program has again placed among the top in the nation.
March 31, 2017
WSSU’s OT program has received national recognition for launching a training certification to help healthcare professionals better care for those with dementia.
March 31, 2017The School of Health Sciences has received a $269,000 grant from the United Way of Forsyth County that will help to integrate community resources and agencies to improve the health of underserved residents in East Winston.
March 02, 2017
Recent graduates of Winston-Salem State University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program have received a perfect 100 percent first-time passage rate on their licensure exams, the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy recently announced.
February 24, 2017
WSSU's Division of Nursing is celebrating continued success as its baccalaureate graduates have achieved a near-perfect pass rate on their licensure exams.
February 14, 2017School of Health Sciences has been awarded a $47,000 grant from Islamic Relief Society USA (IRUSA) that will help improve and expand the free services that are provided at the school’s physical therapy and occupational therapy community clinics, held at the Community Care Center in Winston-Salem.
January 25, 2017
Winston-Salem State University’s 10-member “We Be Ramming” team ranked 38th out of 140 teams that participated in the eight-week North Carolina State Miles for Wellness Health Challenge.
November 15, 2016
WSSU’s School of Health Sciences has received a grant from the University North Carolina Press to support the Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Research, Education, and Policy, UNC Press announced.
November 09, 2016
WSSU's School of Health Sciences is piloting a statewide initiative that aims to increase the number of baccalaureate-level nurses in North Carolina.
September 22, 2016
Three women, originally from the Congo, are connected by blood and also by their desire to help people. Mother, sister and aunt are all pursuing their Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) degrees at Winston-Salem State University.
August 08, 2016
Dr. Cecil Holland has been appointed interim associate dean for the Division of Nursing. He came to Winston-Salem State University in 2004 and is an associate professor. During his time at WSSU, he has served in various leadership capacities, including assistant dean for admissions, student affairs and program effectiveness, and interim assistant dean for curriculum and instruction.
July 28, 2016
More economically disadvantaged students will have the opportunity to pursue a degree in nursing at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) thanks to a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Heath Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
March 03, 2016
After Lauren Pulliam graduated from Winston-Salem State University in 2013 with a degree in exercise physiology, she opened a gym called No Limits Training Center in Pfafftown, North Carolina. As the head trainer and strength coach, she develops personalized workout programs for her clients, drawing heavily from the principles she learned from WSSU associate professor Michael McKenzie.
January 14, 2016A WSSU research team will use a mobile app as one of the tools in a three-year $351,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study the risk factors of Cardiovascular disease (CVD) among African-American college students.