Center for Allied Health Programs to join the College of Pharmacy

April 25, 2022

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Apr. 25, 2022

The College of Pharmacy has worked in collaboration with the Center for Allied Health Programs (CAHP), the Academic Health Sciences, and the Provost’s office to move the CAHP into the College of Pharmacy. The CAHP includes the medical laboratory sciences and occupational therapy programs. The CAHP, College of Pharmacy, and University leadership are excited about this new direction.  

“This collaboration will bring forth new opportunities for all of us,” said Dean Lynda Welage. “Importantly for the College of Pharmacy, it reaffirms our commitment to interprofessional education and practice while providing numerous new collaborations in our education, research, and community missions.” 

“We look forward to our new partnership with the College of Pharmacy, particularly the potential for new interprofessional opportunities in teaching, practice, and research, said Peggy Martin, PhD, OTR/L, program director for occupational therapy. “This transition comes as our first class of doctorally prepared students graduate to work in settings that support people to lead fully productive lives. As a founding member of the Center for Allied Health, we have seen the benefits of working with other professionals and look forward to learning more about how we can work with the College of Pharmacy to improve the health and wellness of our communities.”

“This year marks the 100th anniversary of the University of Minnesota’s Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) Program,” said Donna Spannaus-Martin, PhD, MLS. “It seems appropriate, as we begin our second century, that we join with the College of Pharmacy to strengthen interprofessional education and new research collaborations. Communication between MLS and Pharmacy faculty has already resulted in ideas for possible collaborations.”

While the college and CAHP continue to outline the evolution of this collaboration, you can learn more about CAHP by visiting their website.

Media Contacts

Dawn Tucker
College of Pharmacy
Eileen Omizo-Whittenberg
College of Pharmacy