February 21, 2024
As we honor Black History Month, we commemorate Winston-Salem State University’s long and distinguished list of firsts and its contributions to the transformative milestones of the collective African American journey.
WSSU a partner in innovation engines program in North Carolina, awarded up to $160M in 10-year grant
February 21, 2024Winston-Salem State University is a part of an inaugural U.S. National Science Foundation Engines Program award that provides $15 million for the first two years and up to $160 million for 10 years.
January 24, 2024
Winston-Salem State University’s Department of Physical Therapy is looking for participants for a study titled: “Evaluation of segmental lumbar spinal motion and physiological responses following common spinal mobilization techniques.”
January 10, 2024Winston-Salem State University students Chloe Bryant and Ashley Mack have completed the first part of their academic year research experience in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Scholars Program.
January 01, 2024There is a quote that goes, “the only time you should look back is to see how far you’ve come.” As 2023 ends, Winston-Salem State University looks back at the 15 most impactful news stories of the year that highlight progress, changes, trailblazers, national recognitions, innovation and engagement.
Winston-Salem State University, Southern University Law Center receive Gold Standard Accreditation from CEO Roundtable on Cancer
December 06, 2023
The schools, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) and Southern University Law Center (SULC) join more than 200 private, nonprofit and governmental organizations across the country that have received Gold Standard accreditation.
WSSU Nursing Honor Society receives international recognition for chapter excellence in outreach, leadership development
December 06, 2023Winston-Salem State University’s Rho Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing was awarded the International Chapter Key Award for its excellence in service, community outreach and leadership development at the 47th Biennial Convention.
November 29, 2023
In February 2023 the Winston-Salem State University Chancellor’s Executive Staff issued a request for proposals for faculty and staff to create programs designed to improve undergraduate student success outcomes focused explicitly on student retention, student engagement, student belonging, and student debt load.
November 15, 2023The Intergenerational Center for Arts and Wellness (Generations Center), a state-of-the-art community center, will hold its ribbon cutting and open house on Friday, Nov. 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 114 West 30th Street, Winston-Salem.
November 14, 2023
For the past seven years, WSSU, in partnership with Northwest Area Health Education Center (NW AHEC) of Wake Forest University School of Medicine, honors this history by hosting the Healthcare Legends of East Winston luncheon, said Cooper, who serves on the planning committee.
September 12, 2023Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is partnering with Novant Health on a youth summit to encourage more minority students to pursue careers in medicine and healthcare. The summit, “It Takes a Village to Raise a Healthcare Professional,” will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Albert H. Anderson Center on the WSSU campus.
September 05, 2023NASA has awarded $1.3 million to three N.C. HBCUs including Winston-Salem State University for data science and artificial intelligence research.
Winston-Salem State University incorporates 3D printing of splints into occupational therapy curriculum
August 01, 2023
Winston-Salem State University has become the first university in the country to partner with Spentys to use 3D printing technology to produce high-quality, economic orthotic splints and introduce that technology into its occupational therapy curriculum.
Dr. Jerrell W. Robinson selected as Associate Dean of New Student Experiences and Undergraduate Engaged Learning in University College
July 13, 2023I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jerrell W. Robinson, who has been selected to serve as the Associate Dean of New Student Experiences and Undergraduate Engaged Learning in University College, effective August 1, 2023, after a national search.
Winston-Salem State University, UNCSA, and the North Carolina Collaboratory partner to launch virtual reality training for nursing students
May 03, 2023Winston-Salem State University School of Health Sciences will be the first HBCU (Historically Black College and University) in North Carolina to incorporate virtual reality (VR) into the clinical training curriculum for nursing students.
March 14, 2023
March is Cancer Awareness Month. Winston-Salem State University and Novant Health have teamed up to sponsor a Cancer Awareness Event on the WSSU campus.
November 30, 2022
Winston-Salem State University ranks high on a diverse group of national lists, especially in the areas of value, affordability, and student success.
Here is a list of some of WSSU’s notable rankings for 2022-2023.
October 26, 2022
Winston-Salem State University has earned a high ranking for its online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program. EduMed.org named the WSSU online MHA program no. 5 in the nation based on quality, accessibility, affordability and commitment to student success.
October 12, 2022
Winston-Salem State University has been awarded a $30,000.00 grant from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund led by Dr. Karen T. Williams, Director of the A. H. Ray Student Health Center, to conduct rapid COVID testing of students who present with symptoms of COVID and testing of students who are exposed to COVID.
May 18, 2022Dr. Cynthia Williams Brown is at the center of the fight against health inequities. On June 2 she will take center stage to be recognized for her work as the YWCA presents her with a Women of Vision award.
May 09, 2022A unique approach to recruiting students has helped Winston-Salem State University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program become one of the most diverse in the nation.
April 11, 2022
Occupational therapy involves the use of assessment and intervention to develop, recover, or maintain the meaningful activities, or occupations of individuals. All-to-often though, a key tool is missing for occupational therapists: mental health training.
Two Winston-Salem State University students awarded American Heart Association’s HBCU Scholars Award
February 22, 2022Erykah Johnson, a WSSU senior, and Meghan Anthony, a junior, were selected for the American Heart Association’s Historic Black College and University Scholars Program.
December 31, 2021We hope you all had a restful and rejuvenating winter break and are ready to launch into a new semester. Your health and safety continue to be our top priority.
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.