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College of Health Sciences Strategic Plan: 2017-2022

College of Health Sciences strategic plan.Health is a multidimensional issue that touches everyone. It involves preventative health, well-being, healthcare access, the treatment of diseases and disorders, mental health, disability, and healthcare policy – all interwoven within a dynamic matrix of social, economic, technological, and political forces. The College of Health Sciences is positioned to play an impactful role in ensuring the health and wellbeing of the citizens of Wyoming and the Mountain West region.

Goal One: Driving Excellence

Goal Two: Inspiring Students

Goal Three: Impacting Communities

Goal Four: A High-Performing University

CHS Strategic Plan: 2017-2022








College News

Faculty with students doing research on zebrafish.UW School of Pharmacy Lab Uses Zebrafish to Pursue Human Spinal Regeneration

Spinal cord injury can result in mild to permanent dysfunction of the human body, including partial or complete paralysis. Rehabilitation may take years and can involve treatment from many health care disciplines.

Karen Mruk, an assistant professor of pharmaceutical science in the University of Wyoming’s School of Pharmacy, is using a diminutive fish from southern Asia to research ways to help people recover from such injuries.

Mruk serves as principal investigator of the Mruk Lab, housed in the pharmacy wing of the UW College of Health Sciences. The lab opened in fall 2019, and its research mission is to advance the understanding of spinal regeneration using zebrafish, with implications for treating spinal injury in humans.

At left: Second-year UW School of Pharmacy student Kirsten Underwood, of Bishop, Calif., left, works with UW Assistant Professor Karen Mruk to better understand the spinal regenerative abilities of zebrafish.

Find out more about the Mruk Lab at UW News!



Medical Education students standing with posters they made. Wyoming WWAMI Students Present at Medical Research Forum

Ten Wyoming WWAMI students were invited to present their research at the recent Western Student and Resident Medical Research Forum (WSMRF) in Carmel, Calif.

“The WSMRF is the largest faculty-mentored student and resident research meeting in the country,” says Tim Robinson, director of the WWAMI Medical Education Program at the University of Wyoming. “The Wyoming WWAMI program is very proud of the fact that half of our 2018 WWAMI class were invited to present their research at such a prestigious meeting.”

According to the WSMRF website, over 450 abstracts are presented by medical students, residents and faculty each year. The forum has partnerships with several prominent medical research societies, including the Western Section of the American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR), the Western Society for Clinical Investigation (WSCI), the Western Association of Physicians (WAP) and the Western Society for Pediatric Research.

At left: Second-year Wyoming WWAMI Medical Education Program students Allana Hall, of Laramie, and Adam Blaine, from Gillette, present their research posters as part of the Western Student and Resident Medical Research Forum in Carmel, Calif., Jan. 23-25. (WWAMI Photo) Go to UW News to learn more!



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