Cincinnati--The College of Allied Health Sciences has become the
University of Cincinnatiís 16th college. The UC Board of Trustees
approved the formation of the new college at their March meeting.
Andrea Lindell, DNSc, dean of the UC College of Nursing and Health, is
the interim dean of the new college, which will be housed on three
floors of the Old Shriners Hospital building after the space is
The new college will bring together programs in speech and hearing;
physical therapy; physical therapy assisting; medical technology;
nuclear medicine, and dietetics and nutrition education. Historically,
these training programs have been scattered throughout the university.
The new college will enhance the interdisciplinary learning environment
for students and increase the visibility of the programs.
"The new college will increase our ability to attract students and
develop collaborative teaching and research relationships with other
colleges and institutions," says Dean Lindell. "We will also begin
considering adding other health care degree programs, including
occupational and respiratory therapy, as well as sports medicine and
More than 600 students will be enrolled in the College of Allied Health
Sciences beginning this fall in graduate and undergraduate degree
programs. The new space for the college is expected to be ready in