Building a state-of-the-art facility for programs that graduate one in five Maryland healthcare workers and a third of bedside nurses. TU has driven Maryland’s healthcare workforce for more than a century.
The new College of Health Professions Building will lift the space-related enrollment restrictions to help TU address severe employment gaps in the state. The building will also create spaces for innovative and new programming that meet emerging needs in healthcare and launch students in careers as leaders in their fields.
For more information about the exciting new facility planned for the College of Health Professions and opportunities for support, and for other gift opportunities for the College of Health Professions, please contact Linda Roush, Senior Director of Advancement at email@example.com
Rising from the heart of campus, the 229,000 square foot facility will be the new home for the College of Health Professions. This state-of-the-art, LEED-certified building, will feature flexible learning environments and offer greater opportunities for student collaboration and research.
Before stepping into real life, the safety of a simulation center prepares novice providers for the complexities of healthcare. Simulation education allows students to learn complex patient care, professional decision-making and team-learning.
Flexible work spaces and common areas encourage networking among students, faculty and staff. The Main Concourse provides meeting and collaborative spaces while the Auditorium, the largest academic gathering space on campus, will support interprofessional learning, community outreach and educational events.
Educational and Healing Gardens – Respite, Therapy and Outreach Gardens
Caring for oneself, and the whole person, extends beyond a classroom or laboratory. The gardens provide an opportunity to build outdoor-based therapy education to address the health, wellness and rehabilitation needs of the whole person and self-care environments for providers.
Scholarships change students’ lives and the future of health professions. With scholarship support, students are able to achieve goals and enter the healthcare workforce with professional careers that will last a lifetime.Scholarships are an investment in the wellness, health, recovery and quality of life for families and our communities. The DreamMaker Scholarship Fund provides support for students with the greatest financial need.
The Institute offers students and faculty specialized involvement in active practice settings and offers community participants the benefits of team-based care. Based on clinical education and best practices, it offers students unique opportunities to work across professions to manage and provide outreach services. Housed in the Institute are the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism, Hearing and Balance Center, Speech Language Center, Occupational Therapy Center and Interprofessional Practice Programs including: WISH (Wellness in Stroke and Head Injury), Children’s Therapeutic Program, Work Skills, CAPS (College Autism Peer Support) and the Memory Café – Dementia Support Group.
High-impact education includes undergraduate and graduate research and experiential learning opportunities. A cornerstone of effective student healthcare preparation, Interprofessional Education (IPE) provides students with exposure to a healthcare team environment, facilitates future team-based care and allows students to learn and work together. Donor support for research opportunities and the Summer Undergraduate Research Institute encourages students to apply investigative methods and experimentation and supports faculty-student collaboration to address immediate patient needs, define new procedures and tools that improve care and open new pathways for career opportunities and advanced education.
Support for Professors in Residence in the College of Health Professions are external faculty hires for a “short-term” assignment – for a semester or a year – they support the strategic development of faculty, staff and students in a defined area of expertise.
Faculty Research Funding and Research Intervention Labs
Faculty and students work together to improve health outcomes through research. Supporting Research Intervention Labs provides a real-world laboratory for examining human responses to care. Faculty examine best practices and strategies to enhance healthcare and in doing so, define and evaluate interventions and their impact on health and wellness.
The Dean’s Fellows address special initiatives and program needs across the College of Health Professions. Faculty Fellows have a strong history and expertise in defined areas of specialization. Working with faculty, staff and students, each Faculty Fellow assists with professional development, knowledge growth and education in strategic areas.
“I thought that it was the right time to make a substantial commitment to TU’s future and hope it inspires others to support the TU. My goal is that a fellow alum will quickly follow my gift with an even larger gift.”
“Now more than ever, we see health professionals for the true heroes that they are. We are proud to support a learning environment for TU’s faculty and emerging health providers that ensures they will thrive in their professions.”