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College of Health Sciences/Dept. 3432
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-6556
Fax: 307-766-6608

Welcome to the College of Health Sciences!

Healthcare and the health professions are rapidly changing to meet the demands of today's patients/clients. New models of providing affordable healthcare are emerging and being integrated into practice. The Patient Centered Medical Home concept, expanded roles for practitioners, electronic medical records, and telehealth are only a few  of the new approaches. As would be expected, these changes have a direct effect on teaching healthcare professionals. Find out more!


Find out more about the positive impact the UW College of Health Sciences is having on the State of Wyoming.

(Highlights from Economic Impact Study)

The College of Health Sciences Mission and Vision

Our Mission:

The College of Health Sciences at the University of Wyoming endeavors to be a leader and partner in the education, innovation, and application of health and human sciences.

Our Vision:

The University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences vision is encapsulated in the enduring World Health Organization statement, "Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." (WHO, 1948) We, the members of the College embrace this philosophy in order to meet the challenges and needs of the ever-changing, diverse populations of Wyoming and beyond. We promote optimal health and wellness through interprofessional teaching, research, and service within an inclusive and supportive environment. We embrace rich and diverse learning experiences that emphasize equity, justice, and genuine participation to prepare highly competent, culturally proficient leaders who can meet current and future health and human needs. We are committed to advancing scientific knowledge and meaningful translational discoveries and the provision of professional, scholarly, and collaborative activities that serve the needs of our distinctive frontier state, the country, and world.


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UW Senior Honor Society Selects ‘Top Profs’

November 16, 2015 — Members of the University of Wyoming Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board have named their "Top Profs" for the academic year.

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Powell Physician is UW Outstanding Health Sciences Alumna

November 9, 2015 — Dr. Valerie Lengfelder, of Powell, recently was honored as the University of Wyoming’s College of Health Sciences’ 2015 Outstanding Alumna.

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UW Promotes Capsaicin as Marketing Opportunity to Manage Obesity

November 4, 2015 — Researchers at the University of Wyoming have found that capsaicin -- the compound that makes chili peppers spicy -- could be developed into a therapeutic strategy to manage obesity.

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Wyoming INBRE Receives $17.4 Million NIH Grant for Biomedical Research and Education

November 3, 2015 — Biomedical research and education in Wyoming will be strengthened by a $17.4 million grant awarded to the University of Wyoming from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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UW Designated as ‘Superhub’ to Build Professional Capacity in Education and Health Care

October 30, 2015 — The University of Wyoming this week was designated as one of four ECHO superhubs that will build capacity in education and health care access in the United States and around the world.

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Laramie Downtown Clinic Honors UW Pharmacy Dean

October 12, 2015 — The Laramie Downtown Clinic presented its Daniel S. Klein “Spirit of Volunteerism Award" to Linda Gore Martin, dean of the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy.

Agreements Benefit CC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in nine popular degree programs at Casper College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

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UW College of Health Sciences Emergency Action Plan

The UW College of Health Sciences provides a plan of action in the event of an emergency in the Health Sciences Center. Please take a moment to review this emergency plan.

The College of Health Sciences Newsletter

Be sure to check out the latest edition of Hoofprints, the College of Health Sciences monthly newsletter.

Vital Signs

Vital Signs-The College of Health Sciences Annual Checkup!

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