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PHOTO: Dr. Ozlem ErsinCHBS Welcomes Dr. Özlem Ersin

October 18, 2016

For many professionals, changing career paths is a great way to gain insights and apply their experiences to new fields. This is certainly the case for Dr. Özlem Ersin, the newest associate dean for CHBS.

PHOTO: JMU students at clinic width= JMU Students Put Study Into Practice at Rural Health Clinics

October 13, 2016

Dr. Laura Hunt Trull recently made participation in one RAM (Rural Access Medical) clinic a service-learning requirement to complete her Rural Health course, SOWK/IPE/NSG 314.

http://www.jmu.edu/news/chbs/101216daywithdukes.shtmlLeaving a Legacy

October 12, 2016

As a student athlete and Psychology major, Jesse Tarr ('08) saw an opportunity to combine his love of sports with his passion for service learning.

PHOTO: NancyMack in labMack Succeeds at Georgetown University Conference

October 4, 2016

Last spring, Nancy Mack '17 was granted the "Excellence in Poster Presentation" award at the Georgetown University Undergraduate Research Conference in Washington, D.C.

PHOTO:Laura Hunt Trull and Karen MyersSocial Work's Emerging Leaders

September 29, 2016

The Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD), an organization supporting the development of social work educators, named JMU faculty Dr. Karen Myers and Dr. Laura Trull Emerging Leaders.

PHOTO: EvansTBL Workshop Held for Psychology Instructors

September 26, 2016

Dr. Krisztina Jakobsen has been using a teaching method called Team-Based Learning (TBL), in which students learn primary course content outside of the classroom and spend class time working in teams to apply their knowledge.

PHOTO: Rachel Quinn

PA Student Elected Regional Director

August 16, 2016

Rachel Quinn ‘17 attended the conference of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) in San Antonio, TX in May 2016 and was elected Regional Director of the Mid-Atlantic Region.

‘Send Silence Packing’ exhibition, a traveling display of 1,100 backpacks representing those lives lost to suicide on college campuses. Send Silence Packing tours college campuses each year to promote suicide awareness, including a stop at JMU this year on Monday, April 25, in front of Madison Union.

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Department Head The College of Health and Behavioral Studies encourages the exploration of our personal, social  and institutional wellbeing, recognizing how urgently the scholarship of today must inform the practices of tomorrow.  More >

Announcements & Important Dates

  • November 19-27
    Thanksgiving Holiday.
  • December 10-16,
    Final Examinations
  • December 16,
    Graduate School Commencement
    7:00 p.m.
  • December 17,
    Undergraduate Commencement
    10:00 a.m.