Wayne State University

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Health Care Sciences

Health Care Sciences

The Department of Health Care Sciences consists of eight programs, which share a common theme of excellence in the education and training of those involved in patient care. The department is housed in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (EACPHS) building which is near main, large health care institutions and close to the Wayne State University Medical School. Many of the department’s faculty, who are involved in health care related research, offer students opportunities to assist in research. This has enabled greater appreciation for health care management and clinical decision-making.

Faculty Accomplishments

April - July 2013

Lysack, C. “Long-term Outcomes, Life Disrupting Disabilities, and Re-building Meaningful Lives”, Wayne State University Post-Doctoral Fellows Grant, Office for the Vice-President of Research, $55K per year for two years. Named Recipient:  Dr. Heather Fritz, PhD, OTR. Aug 2, 2013-July 31, 2015.


Events Calendar

Calendar of Events

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Shoe and Sock Drive
March 27 2015
The DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) Class of 2015 is hosting a Shoe and Sock Drive to support Healing Soles, a WSU student organization that distributes footwear to those in need while educating them about proper foot care for musculoskeletal injury prevention, diabetes screening, and health and wellness. New/lightly worn shoes and new socks can be put in the box in the Student Commons on the lower level of the WSU Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Donations will be accepted through the end of April.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar: "Rat Models of Alpha-Synuclein Toxicity: Platforms for Testing Novel Therapeutics for Parkinson's Disease"
April 1 2015 at 4:00 PM
Applebaum Building
Presented by Dr. Caryl Sortwell, Professor, Translational Science and Molecular Medicine, Michigan State University
DEW What You SAY 5K
April 11 2015 at 8:30 AM
Fountain Court (WSU Main Campus)
The Physical Therapy Program at Wayne State University was established in 1966 in Detroit. Given its proximity to Detroit and the reputation Wayne State University has with pro bono work and research, two student-run clinics have been established in the heart of Detroit: The Diabetes Education Wellness (DEW) Clinic and the Super All Year (SAY) Detroit Physical Therapy clinic. These clinics were developed to provide services to aid in the treatment and promotion of health and wellness of the underserved and uninsured population in Detroit. Both clinics offer maintenance and preventative health care to those who qualify. The unique aspect of both of these initiatives is that they are primarily student run. The DEW Clinic includes pharmacy, social work, nutrition, occupational therapy, medicine, clinical lab sciences, and physical therapy graduate students to give a multidisciplinary approach to management and treatment of diabetes. The SAY Detroit Physical Therapy Clinic offers physical therapy services.The physical therapy students are hosting a 5K run and 1 mile walk through the heart of Wayne State University’s Campus to raise money to support both clinics, promote health and wellness in the community, and encourage individuals and local businesses to come together for a great cause. Participants are encouraged to register by March 11. Registration before April 11 is $20 and includes a T-shirt. On the day of the race, the entry fee is $25, and T-shirt availability is not guaranteed.
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