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Congratulations to Dr. Miranda Yelvington!

Congratulations to Dr. Miranda Yelvington, who graduated in December from the PhD in Health Sciences program. Dr. Yelvington's dissertation research, chaired by Dr. Stacey Reynolds, resulted in three peer-reviewed publications:

Welcome to our 2023 Cohort!

In June, we welcomed our new 2023 Cohort who will be embarking on this PhD journey together. Students came to Richmond from all over the US including Texas, North Carolina, Delaware, and Washington, DC. They come to us with backgrounds in dental hygiene, nursing, gerontology, health administration, chaplaincy, and anesthesia. We are so excited to see what great things they will accomplish during this program and beyond!

Dr. Kelle Deboth Foust, PhD in Health Related Sciences alum, awarded the AOTF IRG award

The American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) awards Intervention Research Grants (IRG) as part of its mission to advance the science of occupational therapy to support people's full participation in meaningful life activities. An AOTF IRG award entitled Building Resilience and Social-Emotional Skills in Under-Resourced Preschoolers with History of Trauma was awarded to Dr. Kelle DeBoth Foust, an Associate Professor at Cleveland State University and a College of Health Professions PhD in Health Related Sciences alum. Dr. Kelle DeBoth Foust graduated from the PhD in Health Related Sciences program in 2016. This project will implement a program in the preschool classrooms at the YWCA of Cleveland Early Learning Center to help children who have experienced homelessness and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) associated with poverty.

Arnethea Sutton, Ph.D. in health related sciences alum, selected for National Cancer Institute Early Investigator Advancement Program

Arnethea Sutton, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences in the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Humanities and Sciences, has been named to the second cohort of the National Cancer Institute’s Early Investigator Advancement Program. Sutton earned her Ph.D. in health related sciences from VCU in 2017, and most recently completed a T32 postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Health Behavior and Policy at VCU.

Old Dominion University Nursing Announces Interim Dean, PhD in health-related sciences alum Suzanne Wright, to Lead School

Suzanne Wright assumed the new role of interim dean of the School of Nursing on Jan. 25. Wright, who joined ODU in 2021 as chair of the School of Nursing, previously served as a full professor and in leadership positions at Virginia Commonwealth University for nearly 20 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing, a master’s degree in nurse anesthesia and a Ph.D. in health-related sciences from VCU.

Congratulations to Jeff Legg!

Congratulations to Jeff Legg, Ph.D. Chair of the Department of Radiologic Sciences for being awarded the first Distinguished Alumni Award for the Ph.D. Program.