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College of Health Sciences|Alumni and Friends

Alumni and Friends

A Profile of the College of Health Sciences


The College of Health Sciences is University of Wyoming's youngest college. Reorganized in 1984, the College consists of the following:


School of Nursing
School of Pharmacy
Division of Communication Disorders
Division of Kinesiology and Health
Division of Social Work
Division of Medical Education and Public Health
• The Family Practice Residency Center - Cheyenne
• The Family Practice Residency Center - Casper
• WWAMI Medical Education Program
The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities
The Wyoming Geriatric Education Center / Center on Aging


The college also offers a dental hygiene degree in conjunction with Sheridan College and minors in Disabilities, Aging and Health Sciences. In addition, the College of Health Sciences is excited to add a new bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science at the University of Wyoming-Casper site. Over the years, enrollment has steadily grown; making the college UW's second largest.

The Health Sciences Center is home to most of the college's programs and divisions with the exceptions of the Division of Kinesiology and Health, which located in the Corbett Building.  However, the college serves the state with faculty and programs located around Wyoming, often with corporation with the local community colleges.  Health care is now team based and the college has embraced an interprofessional approach to education and research throughout its programs. Students learn from contact and consultation with students in other disciplines, thereby strengthening the importance of collaboration in the provision of medical and social services. Faculty members have profited, as well, by their increased ability to make major research contributions addressing important national and international issues in cardiovascular health, diabetes and cancer treatment and control, and stress management. These many advantages are a direct result of the outstanding teaching and research facilities offered in the building’s "smart" classrooms, advanced computer labs, well-equipped practice treatment centers, and expanded research and telemedicine capabilities made possible by the liberal contributions realized during the distinction campaign. The center stands as physical proof of the state, university, and college's commitment to providing exceptional health care and wellness maintenance education, innovative research, and service. That assurance will enhance recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, lead to the education of the best-equipped students in the health care professions, and result in countless ways to boost the vitality of the state and health of its citizens.

WINDThe center is proving to be an extraordinary state and university asset for research, instruction, and interprofessional collaboration. New opportunities such as a Center on Aging, the Medical Laboratory Science degree, expansion of pharmacy research, new initiatives in nursing, additional degrees, and updated equipment, to name only a few priorities, require private funding.  Additionally, scholarships are increasingly important to fill the student’s financial support. Addressing a rapidly-changing healthcare environment and the looming health-care-provider crisis facing our state and nation, the College of Health Sciences is committed to excellence in the both its faculty and graduates. The generosity of our friends and supporters has always played a critical role in assuring the success of the college as we work to achieve our mission of "promoting excellence in health and human services through university teaching, research, and service with special emphasis on rural populations."

For more information, please contact:

Angela Ver Ploeg
University of Wyoming Foundation
Major Gift Officer
1200 East Ivinson Street  |  Laramie, Wyoming 82070
Phone: 307-766-1939 | Cell: 307-399-0434|   Fax: 307-766-4045  |  e-mail angela.verploeg@uwyo.edu 

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