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Houck hired as founding director of nursing

November 11, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, College & Campus, School of Health Sciences

Dr. Noreen Houck joined the School of Health Sciences faculty this fall as the founding director of nursing at Stephens College. She served previously as associate professor and chair of the nursing department at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. 



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Undergraduate student recognized for outstanding research in sports medicine

November 7, 2019 | Tags: Student Success, School of Health Sciences

Carissa Stevens ’21 was one of two undergraduate finalists for the Outstanding Research Award at the Central States Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Stevens presented her research on Oct. 24-25 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.



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Stephens students earn ribbons at St. Louis National Charity Horse Show

October 7, 2019 | Tags: Student Success, School of Health Sciences, Equestrian

Stephens College Equestrian Studies program students had the opportunity to compete against horses from around the United States in the St. Louis National Charity Horse Show from Sept. 25-28 at the National Equestrian Center in Lake St. Louis, Missouri.



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Singh joins School of Health Sciences faculty

September 9, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, School of Health Sciences

Dr. Rakesh Singh joined the Stephens College faculty this fall as assistant professor of pharmacology in the School of Health Sciences. Singh taught previously at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Kansas.



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Foster named Health Information Management Director

September 5, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, College & Campus, School of Health Sciences, Alumnae Achievement

Dr. Susan L. Foster ’06 B.S., ’10 M.B.A. joined the Stephens faculty this fall as Health Information Management Director. Foster has worked for more than 25 years in health informatics and information management and higher education, serving as director of health information management at Missouri Western State University and Crowder College. She also is a Registered Health Information Administrator, is certified in healthcare privacy and security and has experience as a privacy officer. 



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Blakemore named Master of Physician Assistant Studies Director

August 24, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, College & Campus, School of Health Sciences

Dr. Megan Blakemore, PA-C, was named director of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program this past spring. An assistant professor in the PA program since its inception in 2016, Blakemore previously served as interim program director. 



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Stephens helps students access leadership training in health sciences

July 31, 2019 | Tags: Student Success, School of Health Sciences, Admissions

 Stephens College has continued its commitment to the future health sciences by sponsoring Missouri high school students to attend an international conference focused on student leadership earlier this summer.  



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Photo Feature: Summer Riding 2019

July 2, 2019 | Tags: School of Health Sciences, Equestrian

For two weeks in June, young riders converged on the Stephens College Equestrian Center, one of Columbia’s notable historic properties, for the College’s annual Summer Riding program. Campers learned the basics of riding, horse care and safety from Stephens equestrian program faculty with assistance from current students. 



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Local leaders sign agreement to strengthen behavioral health education, services in Missouri

June 4, 2019 | Tags: College & Campus, School of Health Sciences

Burrell Behavioral Health and Stephens College signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Friday, May 31, 2019, as a first step toward an innovative co-branded partnership focused on developing highly qualified behavioral and mental health professionals to serve mid-Missouri.



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Stephens’ first PA class earns 100% board pass rate

April 23, 2019 | Tags: Student Success, Faculty Excellence, College & Campus, School of Health Sciences

The charter class of the Stephens College Master of Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.) program has achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE), a standardized exam.



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