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Dean's Message

Educating Tomorrow's Leaders for a Healthier World


The Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences is a unique and exciting combination of health professionals, researchers and educators – all committed to finding ways to advance the health of our region, nation and the world. As a student in the College of Health Sciences, you will learn how to prevent and treat diseases, promote healthier lifestyles and improve health outcomes.

You'll be prepared for high-demand careers that encourage you to solve and prevent problems that face local communities and beyond. With hands-on learning, community programs, real-world research projects and top-notch faculty, the College provides opportunities that will inspire you to make a difference in the world.

We're always striving to develop new ways to prepare our students for the real world. Our latest initiative is interprofessional education that encourages students from different disciplines to work together to develop effective patient care plans. 

If you have a passion to make a difference to improve human health, earn your degree from the College of Health Sciences.

Dean Shortie McKinney
Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
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