The Founding Dean of Ball State University's newly-launched College of Health says its focus will be on preparing students for the collaborative environment they will face when entering the work force. Though the school is made up of existing majors, Dean Whaley states it will break down traditional "silos" that have prevented a more team-oriented style of learning. He says a "co-mingle" approach is closer to the real-world experience. During an interview last weekend on Inside INdiana Business Television, Whaley told Business of Health Reporter Barbara Lewis a new building for the school and partnership with the Miller College of Business are next.  The new building is set to open in 2019. Graduates who serve in the health care industry will enter a market that is expected to grow by about 24 percent in Indiana over the next decade.  View the video:  Founding Dean Whaley featured on INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS with Gerry Dick

 

School of Kinesiology Professor returns from London with World Champions.  Larry Judge and his athletes went into the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships with one goal – to sweep the competition -  The Daily News


Ball Brothers Foundation awards $500,000 to strengthen medical education in Muncie - A series of grants totaling $500,000 is helping to reshape how future doctors are trained in Muncie.  Ball Brothers Foundation awarded grants for the effort to four partnering institutions: IU School of Medicine-Muncie, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation, Ball State University, and Meridian Health Services: View the article on The StarPress.

 

Ball State's Human Performance Laboratory and two partners will share a National Institutes of Health grant to better understand how exercise affects the human body on the molecular level.  View the full article at the Ball State News

 

Collaboration, Quality Care at the Heart of New College of Health: Our curtain-raiser on the College of Health humanizes the impact of having six academic units under a single umbrella and adds two important points of context: (1) Indiana’s health care jobs in the coming years are expected to grow at twice the rate of jobs overall. (2) The college’s collaborative ethos is more than buzzy. It’s improving patient care. View the full article at the Ball State Magazine