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DCHS Alumni Newsletter Message from the Dean: Winter 2020

Welcome to 2020 – a new decade filled with promise for Saint Louis University and the Doisy College of Health Sciences! We were thrilled to welcome students back after the winter holiday break and to get started on a new semester. We have a variety of exciting events planned for this semester including: our Athletic Training Speaker Series (2/27/20), our Physical Therapy Ruebling Lecture (3/26/20), our first ever DCHS Fish Fry (3/20/20) and many more that we hope you will keep on your calendars.

A cornerstone of the SLU experience is learning about our Jesuit heritage and about service to others. In this edition of our newsletter, you can read about multiple ways in which our students have been serving not just our community, but the world! You can read about a group of our Physician Assistant students who traveled to El Salvador on a medical mission trip in order to serve an impoverished community where the residents do not have regular access to health care. In addition, you can read about a Nutrition and Dietetics student who served as an ambassador for the Opus Prize committee (which awards one of the largest grants annually to service-based organizations) to a group running a school outside one of the largest slums in Kenya. Another cornerstone of the SLU experience is academic excellence. We encourage you to read about our Athletic Training Program Director and one of our Physical Therapy professors who were awarded the James H. Korn Award for Teaching and Learning for their work in the field of interprofessional education.

These are just a few examples of the wonderful things our students and faculty are doing every day in DCHS. We hope you keep in touch as you continue the great work you do in your community as well.

As always, it’s a great day, and a great decade, to Be a Billiken!  #DCHSLife

Mardell A. Wilson, Ed.D., RDN, LDN
Dean and Professor
Doisy College of Health Sciences