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Message from Interim Dean Dr. Elin Waring

Interim Dean Dr. Elin WaringWelcome to the School of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing (HS2N) at Lehman College of the City University of New York.

The core of the mission of the School is to educate our students and promote and improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, and all groups in a diverse global community, with a special emphasis on urban populations. To realize our mission, HS2N promotes community partnerships and experiential learning opportunities for our students with long-standing collaborations with exceptional hospitals and community-based organizations throughout the Bronx, New York City, and beyond.

Health care is undergoing major transformation in the US. In 2018, health care became the largest source of jobs in the United States. Of the 10 jobs that the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects will see the fastest percent growth from 2016-2026, five are in health care and elderly assistance. The health care sector is projected to account for a third of all new employment. Students in HS2N programs are well positioned to enter the health care and human services workforce in a variety of roles. They are also prepared to have meaningful impact on the health and well-being of people in the Bronx and beyond.

It is an exciting time to be at the forefront of research, service, and the educational and professional training of allied health professionals and scientists. Here in the Bronx, HS2N is well positioned to serve as a leader in the training of allied health professionals thanks to the long traditions of excellence of the Departments of Nursing, Social Work, Health Sciences, and Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences that comprise the School.

• Under the leadership of Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges, the Department of Nursing recently celebrated its 40th anniversary at Lehman College offering both undergraduate and graduate programs, including an innovative fully online RN-to-BS program.

• Dr. Carl Mazza, leads the Department of Social Work which offers an accredited Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree to complement its longstanding undergraduate program that has been fully accredited since 1983.

• The Department of Health Sciences, led by Dr. Danna Ethan, has eight undergraduate programs and five graduate programs representing some of the fastest growing majors in the College and nationwide.

• The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, led by Dr. Cheryl Smith-Gabig, also offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees and is home to a growing Speech and Hearing Center that provides high quality, low cost clinical services to the community.

The Chairs of each of these departments, and those who have served before them and the faculty and staff, have done extraordinary work to establish excellence in their programs.

As Interim Dean of HS2N, I welcome you to learn more about our diverse undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs and visit our beautiful campus in the Bronx!