- The College of Science and Health takes a multidisciplinary approach to preparing students for careers in the science and health care fields.
- CSH has enrolled 736 graduate students and 2,108 undergraduates for the 2011-12 academic year.
- DePaul’s undergraduate enrollment in the sciences, health-related programs and mathematics has increased a combined 42 percent over the past five years through the 2011-12 academic year. At the graduate level, those programs have increased enrollment 32 percent over the same period.
- Leonard A. Jason, director of the Center for Community Research, received a $3.3 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to conduct a comparative study of aftercare programs for ex-offenders who have a history of substance abuse.
- Kenshu Shimada, associate professor of biology and environmental science, detailed his discovery of Bonnerichthys, a giant plankton-eating fish that swam in prehistoric seas 85 million years ago, in the internationally acclaimed journal Science.
- Liam Heneghan, professor of environmental science, was named lead researcher for a study by a consortium of schools, museums and nonprofit agencies to investigate the management of natural resources in the Chicago metropolitan area. The project is supported by a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
- Elizabeth LeClair, associate professor of biology, was awarded a three-year, $418,000 grant from the NIH to study how zebrafish regenerate sensory organs.
- Dorothy Kozlowski, associate professor of biology, received a $190,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study rehabilitation and plasticity in a model of traumatic brain injury.
- Patrick Fowler, assistant professor of psychology, received a $1.8 million NIH grant to investigate how inadequate housing for unstable, low-income families affects child development.
- CSH is home to programs in biology, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics, nursing, physics, psychology and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies.
- Undergraduate degrees are offered by nine departments, with an additional 23 graduate degrees available from seven departments. A new bachelor’s degree in health sciences was launched in 2011.
- CSH houses several key centers, including the Institute for Nature and Culture, the Center for Community Research, and the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Center.
About the Dean
Jerry W. Cleland became interim dean of the College of Science and Health (CSH) in July 2011. A professor of psychology specializing in child development, Cleland received his Ph.D. from Loyola University in 1991.
He began his teaching career at Barat College where he later served as vice president for research and program development, executive vice president, and dean of Barat College after its merger with DePaul. In the psychology department at DePaul, he served as the program director for both undergraduate and graduate programs, and was serving as the chair of the Psychology Department when he was selected as the interim dean.
The College of Science and health website: csh.depaul.edu
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