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PHOTO: Dr. Lincoln GrayCSD professor awarded rare second Fulbright

October 25, 2016

Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) professor Dr. Lincoln Gray will be traveling to Mumbai this winter break and next summer to continue his research on oral and breast cancer metastases.

PHOTO: Bill Evana and students

Service as a pathway to meaning in life

October 25, 2016

Dr. Bill Evans gathered a team of graduate and undergraduate students for a three-year project questioning what kind of service contributes to a person’s sense of purpose.

PHOTO: JMU student

Day in the life of the impoverished: JMU's IIHHS hosts simulation

October 14, 2016

Approaching its 20th year, faculty in the College of Health and Behavioral Studies began providing the Life in the State of Poverty simulation to expose students to the challenges faced by low-income families.

PHOTO: Dr. Ozlem ErsinCHBS Welcomes Dr. Özlem Ersin

October 18, 2016

For many professionals, changing career paths is a great way to gain insights and apply their experiences to new fields. This is certainly the case for Dr. Özlem Ersin, the newest associate dean for CHBS.

PHOTO: JMU students at clinic JMU Students Put Study Into Practice at Rural Health Clinics

October 13, 2016

Dr. Laura Hunt Trull recently made participation in one RAM (Rural Access Medical) clinic a service-learning requirement to complete her Rural Health course, SOWK/IPE/NSG 314.

PHOTO: Day with the DukesLeaving a Legacy

October 12, 2016

As a student athlete and Psychology major, Jesse Tarr ('08) saw an opportunity to combine his love of sports with his passion for service learning.

PHOTO: NancyMack in labMack Succeeds at Georgetown University Conference

October 4, 2016

Last spring, Nancy Mack '17 was granted the "Excellence in Poster Presentation" award at the Georgetown University Undergraduate Research Conference in Washington, D.C.

PHOTO:Laura Hunt Trull and Karen MyersSocial Work's Emerging Leaders

September 29, 2016

The Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD), an organization supporting the development of social work educators, named JMU faculty Dr. Karen Myers and Dr. Laura Trull Emerging Leaders.

‘Send Silence Packing’ exhibition, a traveling display of 1,100 backpacks representing those lives lost to suicide on college campuses. Send Silence Packing tours college campuses each year to promote suicide awareness, including a stop at JMU this year on Monday, April 25, in front of Madison Union.

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Welcome from CHBS

Department Head The College of Health and Behavioral Studies encourages the exploration of our personal, social  and institutional wellbeing, recognizing how urgently the scholarship of today must inform the practices of tomorrow.  More >

Announcements & Important Dates

  • November 11
    HBS Building Grand Opening
    3:00 p.m. - Remarks to follow at 3:30
  • November 19-27
    Thanksgiving Holiday.
  • December 10-16
    Final Examinations
  • December 16
    Graduate School Commencement
    7:00 p.m.
  • December 17
    Undergraduate Commencement
    10:00 a.m.