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Innovating viable solutions... Making ground-breaking discoveries…

A spike in chronic diseases and obesity. The steady rise of anxiety and depression. A lack of coordinated care. A shortage of qualified care. A looming tidal wave of aging citizens. Increasing health costs. Vulnerable populations forgotten.

Healthcare practitioners will be called on to address these challenges, but they will only be effective if they are prepared to collaborate with others to engage the realities on the ground.

Your gift supports JMU’s proven track record of partnering with businesses, community organizations, corporations, institutions and local agencies to come up with viable solutions. That means JMU is already innovating in ways that are changing health education. Through these partnerships, professors give their students—our future health providers—indispensable real-world, service-based experiences that also provide real care to real people right now.

Your gift to the collaborative and interprofessional culture of JMU’s health and behavioral studies programs means Madison students are uniquely educated beyond their core competencies. Read more.

By giving to these programs, you equip students to put the human being first, to understand their future professions within the larger healthcare picture and to make decisions that will further improve healthcare. Because of your gift, our students graduate carrying this ethos with them whether they are nurses or healthcare informatics technicians. Your gift makes it possible.

Fund Description
Athletic Training Education Prepare students in athletic training through challenging and progressive academic and clinical educational experiences.
Assessment and Measurement Ph.D. Program Help students meet the expanding accountability, quality assurance, and outcome assessment needs of today
Alvin V. Baird, Jr. Attention Learning Disabilities Center Raise awareness and support students that face the challenges of attention and learning disabilities.
Center for Assessment and Research Studies Provide quality assessments and increase the rigor of measurement and statistical technique across the university
Graduate Psychology Help produce psychologists committed to their patients, ethical responsibility, social awareness, and global engagement
Health Services Administration Fund Provide support for the Health Services Administration Program.
Health Sciences Fund Help the Health Sciences Department as it breaks new ground each day with students in four concentrations.
Speech-Language, Hearing Applied Lab Fund Support the vital hands-on work of the Speech-Language and Hearing Lab for faculty, students and clients.
Nursing Fund Add to the hands-on learning experiences of JMU nursing students with high-fidelity simulators in the Simulation Lab.
Nursing Student Activities Continue the donations started by Flagstaff Industries and help offset the cost of attending nursing association events.
Kinesiology Fund Help students build strong careers in improving individual and societal health through physical activity and fitness.
Physical and Health Education Teacher Education Commit to educating future teachers of physical and health education to create a healthier generation
Physicians Assistant Program Help provide general supplies and services in support of the PA concentration in the Department of Health Sciences.
Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services Fund Support the good works of the institute, including hands-on student projects and community service-learning. Read More
The Psychology Department Help provide students with the broad training and specialized clinical skills in psychology and research methodology.
School Psychology Program Help psychologists better understand the world and how we think about it behaviorally, emotionally, and cognitively
Fund for Social Work Prepare social work majors for social services careers and advanced degrees in social work programs across the nation.
Communication Sciences and Disorders Support the study of speech pathology and audiology and prepare students for state and national certification
JMU Recreational Climbing Support Fund Encourage unique fitness and wellness among college students by supporting recreational climbing at JMU.
Casey Mitschele Dorsey Scholarship Reward a junior or senior psychology student with high academic credentials and potential
Thomas E. and Sherry Woodroof Rogowski Scholarship Join alumni in supporting a deserving undergraduate student pursuing a degree in psychology.
Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Support nursing students from southern states.
Leslie George Memorial Fund Create awareness and provide support for people struggling with eating disorders in honor of sophomore Leslie George.
Roger Ruth Memorial Show support for education in the field of audiology and provide opportunities for future audiology experts.
Huber Endowment for IHHS Honor the extraordinary health and human services visionary who formed the JMU IIHHS and support its programs. Read More
Morrison-Bruce Center Fund Sponsor the center that advocates physical activity for girls and women and honor the powerful contribution of JMU women. Read More
Victoria Alcantara Memorial Scholarship Fund Honor model nursing major and well-rounded Madison student Victoria Alcantara by giving to this scholarship. Read More
Benedict Scholarship Fund Honor Dr. Benedict by helping a senior-level psychology major who is pursuing a higher education psychology career. Read More
Bruce, Crawford, Morrison, Rummel Initiative Help to open doors for women in the community through empowerment, support and education.
Jonathan D. Davis ('81,'85) Scholarship Endowment Support a graduate student who is committed to suicide awareness or prevention through training, research, or practice
James J. Hart Memorial Scholarship Reward an outstanding Junior-level Psychology major with a commitment to improving the human condition
Eileen S. Nelson Endowment for Psychology Scholarships Provide financial support for an outstanding psychology student.
JMU Leadership and Service Scholarship Shape aspiring leaders who have given service to campus or the local community.
Communication Sciences and Disorders Scholarship Support a CSD Double Duke through that first year of JMU Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology grad school.
Leann Whitlock Psychology Memorial Scholarship Support a Junior Psychology major from an underrepresented group whose talents and abilities enrich the JMU community
Occupational Therapy Clinical Education Services Support students as they gain practical experience under the guidance of faculty and staff and serve local communities.
Empowerment3 Fund Help support the activities of Empowerment3, formerly called I Can Do It, You Can Do It.
JMU Lifelong Learning Institute Provide affordable, intellectual, and social experiences designed to enrich the lives of adults in the community.
College of Health and Behavioral Studies Fund Provide students and professors with the resources they need to become accomplished professionals in the health fields.
Frank and Mary Rita Murphy Scholarship Award a deserving junior or senior level student studying social work who demonstrates financial need.
CHBS Faculty Excellence Fund Support the faculty excellence it takes to develop classroom and hands-on education for tomorrow's healthcare providers.
Carl Swanson Scholarship Fund Support graduate psychology counseling students who have an interest in substance abuse counseling or crisis counseling. Read More
Dietetics Program Fund Provide support for the Dietetics Program.
Department of Health Professions Help support the Health Professions department.
Occupational Therapy Program Support a well-rounded educational experience for students in the Occupational Therapy Program
Ophelia Parker Carraway Scholarship Endowment in the College of Health and Behavioral Studies Provide financial support for CHBS students volunteering in community family programs.
School of Nursing Scholarship Fund Provide scholarships to students in the School of Nursing.
Dean's Innovation Development Fund The Dean's Innovation Development Fund in CHBS was established to receive charitable contributions to support student and faculty engagement in distinctive opportunities for professional development, experiential learning and research. Read More
Faculty Emeriti Graduate Nursing Scholarship Endowment The Faculty Emeriti Graduate Nursing Scholarship Endowment provides financial support to prospective students' filling the voids in primary care, leadership roles to improve quality and safety of care, healthcare administration, and nursing faculty.

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