First-year PA Medicine student Adriane Strawn ’24 MPAM had never experienced virtual reality before she enrolled in the Master of PA Medicine program at the University of Lynchburg. Since her first month on campus, however, she and other students in her cohort have been using VR simulations to learn how to treat their future patients.
College of Health Sciences
The University of Lynchburg has been recognized as a top school in Virginia by the 2022 Plexuss Global Rankings for several undergraduate programs. Most notably, Lynchburg ranked No. 2 in Virginia for criminology programs and No. 65 nationally.
Since its first cohort in 2016, the University of Lynchburg’s Master of Science in Athletic Training program has made diversity a priority.
If it were up to Steve Crank ’73, ’74 MBA, the University of Lynchburg would be called the “University of Love.” It’s where Crank met his late wife, Susan Hornsby Crank ’74. Many family members and classmates found love at Lynchburg, too.
Professor of Athletic Training Dr. Debbie Bradney received the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award for 2022 from the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA) last month, adding to her laurels from training professionals’ organizations.
Dr. Tom Bowman, professor of athletic training at the University of Lynchburg, has been named a Fellow by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation.
The University of Lynchburg will welcome hundreds of middle and high school students later this month. From May 23-26, the University will host Beacon of Hope’s 8th Grade College and Career Readiness Symposium. On May 24, local high school students will attend Health Sciences Day at Lynchburg.
Black women are three times more likely to die from maternal complications in the U.S. than non-Black women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the rate of those deaths has only gotten worse over the past few years. It’s an issue that nursing major Alexandra Boatwright ’22 sought to tackle for her Westover Honors senior project. With plans to work as a labor and delivery nurse after graduating, she said her passion for maternal medicine and reproductive health rights fused with her investment in problems plaguing Black communities.
You’ve seen it in headlines everywhere: health workers are being stretched thin and suffering from burnout, and complications from the coronavirus pandemic have made it exponentially worse for them. Annabelle Nagy observed that trend and, as president of the nursing Class of 2022, decided last spring she wanted to drill down into what was causing it for her Westover Honors senior project. A key part of that phenomenon that she decided to focus on was compassion fatigue, especially among pediatric care nurses.
A science camp for high school students is the latest addition to the University of Lynchburg’s 2022 summer camps. The program runs from July 24 to 30. As in years past, the University is also offering Debate and Public Speaking to local middle and high school students, as well as several athletics options.