WSSU Study Shows Minorities, Disabled Face Even Greater Health Care Barriers During COVID-19 Pandemic
June 30, 2021
It is no secret that underserved segments of the population … minorities and the disabled … face serious barriers when it comes to health care in this country.
A team of Winston-Salem State University faculty members – Dr. Tammara Thomas, Dr. Keisha Rogers, and Dr. Felicia Simpson – recently concluded research that showed those barriers were even more pervasive during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 26, 2021
Sometimes to move forward, you need to look back, or at least that’s according to the old adage.
It certainly rings true for Laura Garner, aquatics director at Winston-Salem State University.
Partnership With Point Motion Will Help WSSU Occupational Therapy Students Engage With Patients Virtually
April 27, 2021
Winston-Salem State University’s Occupational Therapy Program has added a partnership that will help its graduates reach more people in an easier, virtual fashion.
March 31, 2021WSSU Department of Rehabilitation Counseling will be hitting the road with a new Behavioral and Health Community Support Unit (BeHCU).
March 08, 2021
WSSU-Novant Health Physical Therapy Neurologic Clinical Residency Program receives full accreditation from the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education. WSSU is the first HBCU in the nation to offer a fully accredited PT residency program.
January 27, 2021WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on camera during Novant Health visit.
December 16, 2020
As the first year of this new decade comes to an end, here’s a look back at some of the year’s most memorable WSSU news stories.
December 15, 2020WSSU continues to rank high on national lists. Here’s a list of some of WSSU’s notable 2020 rankings.
December 06, 2020Five WSSU DPT students won second place for their falls prevention video in the American Physical Therapy Association of North Carolina Special Interest Group’s 3rd Annual Falls Prevention Challenge.
November 19, 2020WSSU has the no. 1 most affordable no GRE master’s in healthcare administration online program
October 07, 2020The open enrollment period to update your State Health Plan and NCFlex benefits is Oct. 15 – 31.
July 30, 2020WSSU is one of nine UNC System institutions awarded funding as part of the Behavioral Health Initiatives Grant.
July 21, 2020Winston-Salem State University's School of Health Sciences offers its fall prevention program virtually.
June 17, 2020
WSSU’s School of Health Sciences has secured just over $5 million in grants to directly support students in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Occupational Therapy departments.
June 17, 2020WSSU's nursing program's accreditation has been renewed for an additional 10 years by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education.
June 11, 2020WSSU will receive $1 million from the UNC Board of Governors and the N.C. Policy Collaboratory at UNC-Chapel Hill to fight COVID-19.
May 08, 2020WSSU’s online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is now the best in the nation after being ranked no. 3 in 2019.
April 29, 2020WSSU faculty and staff spearheaded a highly successful effort to collect personal protective equipment to go to local public health agencies. The university was able to donate more than 10,000 nitrile gloves and 300 disposable isolation gowns.
February 27, 2020Dr. Mesia Steed, associate professor of cell and molecular biology at WSSU, discusses heart health and how she uses her heart disease research to inform others.
December 18, 2019Here are WSSU's Top 10 news stories for 2019.
December 12, 2019
The last decade has seen incredible milestones at WSSU. Here are some of the highlights from 2010 to today.
December 03, 2019
Alexis McCrea ‘17 will make history as the first WSSU student to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree through the Early Assurance Program.
November 19, 2019The grants will pay for tuition, stipends and professional development activities for students in WSSU's master's in rehabilitation counseling program.
November 14, 2019The event, held during Homecoming, honors those who have made a positive impact on the health and wellness of the residents of East Winston.
August 16, 2019WSSU's North Carolina Math and Science Network pre-college program and the School of Health Sciences have both received national recognition for their efforts to inspire a new generation to consider careers in STEM.
August 14, 2019The dean emerita for the School of Health Sciences at UNCG will step into the role while Dr. Peggy Valentine serves as interim chancellor of Fayetteville State University.
August 13, 2019WSSU's online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program has received another accolade.
August 06, 2019Jaylen Brown, a WSSU senior, was badly injured after a head-on car accident in December. The aspiring physical therapist hopes his experience will help him better understand his patients.
August 05, 2019The fall prevention program will be introduced at fall screening screenings at four YMCA of Northwest North Carolina locations starting on Aug. 7
August 05, 2019WSSU’s social work program and the Diggs Gallery are named best among nation’s HBCUs for 2019. WSSU was a finalist for 10 of the awards, which are presented by HBCU Digest.
July 30, 2019WSSU has also received several recent accolades for its nursing, healthcare management and art programs.
July 05, 2019FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks spoke about how WSSU has used the power of broadband to create healthcare and educational opportunities during his remarks before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on June 12.
June 18, 2019For the second consecutive year, WSSU is a finalist for the two top HBCU Awards, "HBCU of the Year" and "Male President of the Year." The awards are presented by HBCU Digest.
May 21, 2019Film produced by WSSU Doctor of Physical Therapy students details how Rod Tinsley has battled back after experiencing a career-ending concussion.
May 08, 2019Eight nurse scholars have earned their Doctor of Nursing Practice and will receive their hoods during the 2019 Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 10.
May 03, 2019Faculty and students in the Department of Occupational Therapy have come to the rescue to help WSSU's administrators with tips on how to survive handshaking during graduation.
April 30, 2019A proposal developed by WSSU students to address food insecurity in Winston-Salem has been awarded a $100,000 American Heart Association grant.
April 08, 2019For the fifth consecutive year, new graduates of WSSU's master's in occupational therapy program have received a 100% passage rate on their national licensure exams.
April 02, 2019
Aaron Jackson oversees the Rams Know H.O.W. Mobile Unit at WSSU, the nation’s only HBCU-based mobile clinic.
February 22, 2019For the third consecutive year, graduates of WSSU's Doctor of Physical Therapy program have received a perfect 100 percent passage rate on their national licensure exams. In addition, one student in the program earned a perfect score.
February 15, 2019For the third consecutive year, WSSU will partner with the SECU Foundation to provide financial support for students to pursue internships.
December 20, 2018Courtney Johnson, who has two young daughters, juggled full-time employment – working third shift – along with her responsibilities as a mother. She earned her degree in healthcare management in December.
December 20, 2018Faculty from WSSU and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts are partnering to create four interdisciplinary design studios that will tackle some of the biggest problems facing the region: equity, mobility, scientific literacy, education and environmental resilience.
December 06, 2018Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson, along with administrators and students from the School of Health Sciences are sending birthday wishes to China’s Hubei University of Chinese Medicine.
December 03, 2018
Dr. Melicia Whitt-Glover, who brings nearly 20 years of experience in health disparities research, has been named the executive director for the Center of Excellence in Eliminating Health Disparities at WSSU.
October 22, 2018The School of Health Sciences honored six individuals who have made a positive impact on the health and wellness of the residents of East Winston during the Second annual Healthcare Legends of East Winston event on Oct. 17.
September 30, 2018
The partnership has created the first physical therapy residency program based at an HBCU. The 12-month program, which will focus on neurologic care, launched Aug. 27.
August 31, 2018U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx got a first-hand look at WSSU's Department of Physical Therapy, one of the signature programs of the School of Health Sciences, during a tour on Wednesday, Aug. 29.
August 09, 2018
A WSSU researcher is hoping to expose the 'freshman 15' myth and help college students avoid the weight-gain trap. She offers seven heart health tips for freshmen.
July 16, 2018
A WSSU expert is sounding the alarm about the growing opioid epidemic and its impact on the aging population in North Carolina.
July 02, 2018The Occupational Therapy Department at WSSU is examining 3D printing through a new transformative curriculum project.
July 02, 2018The scholarship will provide $1,250 per semester for five Bachelor of Science in Nursing students in their final year or semester of study.
June 25, 2018WSSU's nursing and social work programs each earned top honors at HBCU Digest’s 2018 HBCU Awards on June 22.
May 31, 2018
A second mobile health clinic is about to hit the road, serving the uninsured and underinsured of in East Winston.
May 14, 2018
Meet the WSSU Division of Nursing’s first cohort of doctors. These 11 nurse scholars have earned their Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and will receive their hoods during the 2018 Commencement Ceremony on May 18.
May 11, 2018Darren Absher, one of 11 to earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from WSSU this academic year, hopes to take the knowledge he learned will help nurse practitioners better treat underserved populations locally and globally.
May 07, 2018
A program through the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Foundation is providing WSSU students with on-the-job experience and impacting the community.
April 20, 2018Graduates of two of Winston-Salem State University’s signature graduate programs continue to excel on their national licensing exams, receiving 100 percent passage rates on their required licensure exams for 2017.
April 16, 2018WSSU will use the investment for scholarships to address access to care and nursing shortages, and to enhance the division’s technology infrastructure.
April 11, 2018
Cynthia S. Bell, associate professor and chair of the occupational therapy program at WSSU, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.
February 02, 2018Starting in January, the Rams Know H.O.W. Mobile Clinic, a service of WSSU’s Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities (CEEHD), began offering free expanded clinical services to residents in East Winston.
December 13, 2017Alexis McCrea is the first WSSU graduate to take advantage of the Early Assurance Program, which offers guaranteed admission into WSSU’s highly competitive doctor of physical therapy program for students who meet specific criteria.
December 13, 2017WSSU nursing ranks No. 8 on NurseJournal.org’s “America’s Best Nursing Schools for 2018” East Coast, and no. 15 in the nation for online nursing programs.
November 22, 2017
The two-year grant will fund the development of Weight Matters, an 18-week program that will provide complimentary health screenings, exercise classes, incentives for participation, and a small stipend for the completion of all required program activities. Researchers are recruiting now for the program, which will begin in January.
November 21, 2017WSSU's School of Health Sciences honored six individuals and two organizations that have made a positive impact on the health and wellness of the residents of East Winston during the inaugural Healthcare Legends of East Winston.
November 17, 2017
Winston-Salem State University’s School of Health Sciences (SOHS) has been awarded a $385,000 research grant to carry out a model diabetes prevention program for high-risk, low-income communities.
November 02, 2017
WSSU and Hubei University of Chinese Medicine have signed a five-year collaborative agreement that will expand opportunities for WSSU nursing students and faculty to study in China.
September 12, 2017The competency-based program will help WSSU address the nationwide shortage of baccalaureate-trained nurses
September 11, 2017
Lacey Smith, a student in WSSU's Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program, attended an elite summer institute for future research scientists.
September 07, 2017
Winston-Salem State University’s School of Health Sciences (SOHS) has announced the appointment of two veteran faculty members to lead departments.
July 28, 2017
Leah Pelletier, a graduate student in WSSU’s Occupational Therapy program, has been selected to the American Occupational Therapy Association Emerging Leaders Development Program.
June 15, 2017
The School of Health Sciences at WSSU has received a $15,000 donation from the Averill Foundation to support simulation training.
May 17, 2017These three WSSU scholars are ready to become nurse scientist.
May 11, 2017
Nursing sisters, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, will cross the WSSU commencement stage together for the second time in 10 years on Friday, May 19, earning their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree.
May 05, 2017WSSU students will soon have a new place on campus to relax and focus.
April 07, 2017WSSU’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program has again placed among the top in the nation.
March 31, 2017
WSSU’s OT program has received national recognition for launching a training certification to help healthcare professionals better care for those with dementia.
March 31, 2017The School of Health Sciences has received a $269,000 grant from the United Way of Forsyth County that will help to integrate community resources and agencies to improve the health of underserved residents in East Winston.
March 02, 2017
Recent graduates of Winston-Salem State University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program have received a perfect 100 percent first-time passage rate on their licensure exams, the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy recently announced.
February 24, 2017
WSSU's Division of Nursing is celebrating continued success as its baccalaureate graduates have achieved a near-perfect pass rate on their licensure exams.
February 14, 2017School of Health Sciences has been awarded a $47,000 grant from Islamic Relief Society USA (IRUSA) that will help improve and expand the free services that are provided at the school’s physical therapy and occupational therapy community clinics, held at the Community Care Center in Winston-Salem.
January 25, 2017
Winston-Salem State University’s 10-member “We Be Ramming” team ranked 38th out of 140 teams that participated in the eight-week North Carolina State Miles for Wellness Health Challenge.
November 15, 2016
WSSU’s School of Health Sciences has received a grant from the University North Carolina Press to support the Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Research, Education, and Policy, UNC Press announced.
November 09, 2016
WSSU's School of Health Sciences is piloting a statewide initiative that aims to increase the number of baccalaureate-level nurses in North Carolina.
September 22, 2016
Three women, originally from the Congo, are connected by blood and also by their desire to help people. Mother, sister and aunt are all pursuing their Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) degrees at Winston-Salem State University.
August 08, 2016
Dr. Cecil Holland has been appointed interim associate dean for the Division of Nursing. He came to Winston-Salem State University in 2004 and is an associate professor. During his time at WSSU, he has served in various leadership capacities, including assistant dean for admissions, student affairs and program effectiveness, and interim assistant dean for curriculum and instruction.
July 28, 2016
More economically disadvantaged students will have the opportunity to pursue a degree in nursing at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) thanks to a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Heath Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
March 03, 2016
After Lauren Pulliam graduated from Winston-Salem State University in 2013 with a degree in exercise physiology, she opened a gym called No Limits Training Center in Pfafftown, North Carolina. As the head trainer and strength coach, she develops personalized workout programs for her clients, drawing heavily from the principles she learned from WSSU associate professor Michael McKenzie.
January 14, 2016A WSSU research team will use a mobile app as one of the tools in a three-year $351,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study the risk factors of Cardiovascular disease (CVD) among African-American college students.