College of Health Professions

Serendipitous elevator meeting helps shape future for recent northern Michigan graduate

A chance meeting in an elevator in northern Michigan helped shape a new graduate's career in health care.

Sep 30, 2020

Eyebrow smiles and social distance: Faculty members enjoy connecting with students, regardless of setting

Whether teaching courses in-person or remotely, Grand Valley faculty members said it felt good to connect with students and reported a smooth start to the semester.

Sep 4, 2020

GVSU summer camp season altered, but some organizers finding ways to continue

Several camps are offering virtual opportunities for K-12 students.

Jul 2, 2020

Alumna uses telepractice skills learned at GVSU to help patients with communication disorders, train coworkers

Ann Jonker's telepractice skills, learned at Grand Valley, played a key role in keeping an outpatient clinic operating.

Jun 2, 2020

Traverse City health professions donates supplies to Munson; students anxious to return to clinical assignments

Students, faculty and staff members at Grand Valley's Traverse City Regional Center recently donated masks, gloves and other PPE to Munson Medical Center.

May 18, 2020

GVSU grad student recovers from coronavirus, donates plasma to 'pay it forward'

Graduate student Hannah Grinwis fully recovered from COVID-19 and is now donating plasma as a way to pay it forward.

Apr 28, 2020

Students volunteer at food pantries and soup kitchens: "We're not struggling for food, others are"

Like so many other Lakers, graduate students Bailey Heading and Christina Svoyatsky said they felt compelled to find ways to be useful and to give back as the COVID-19 crisis intensified.

Apr 13, 2020

Student Award Convocation virtually recognizes top achievers, excellence in disciplines

The annual ceremony recognizes students who have been nominated for top awards, recognizing overall achievements in the classroom and on campus, and students who achieved excellence in every graduate and undergraduate discipline.

Apr 10, 2020

Standardized Patient Program goes virtual, provides students with telehealth experience

Grand Valley's Standardized Patient Program has launched a virtual component that allows students in the College of Health Professions, Kirkhof College of Nursing and School of Social Work to continue to gain clinical experience.

Apr 3, 2020

Health professor addresses COVID-19 myths surrounding ibuprofen, vitamins, taking a hot bath

Lisa Pagnucco, clinical pharmacist and associate professor in the College of Health Professions, said the World Health Organization recognizes the abundance of rumors, often spread through social media, as an "infodemic."

Apr 2, 2020