CMU Joins Forces With Saginaw Tribe

March 31, 2008
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MOUNT PLEASANT — The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions at Central Michigan University has forged an academic and research partnership with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe's Nimkee Memorial Wellness Center.

Tom Masterson, interim dean of health professions, said in a news release the partnership will further student engagement and outreach. "Students will expand their skills in rural health care and gain knowledge of Native American culture, while the university can provide a variety of specialized clinical services," Masterson said.

The collaboration opens up a variety of opportunities for CMU students and tribal members, including internship sites for health administration and health fitness majors, speech-language pathology and audiology practicum opportunities, and other instructional endeavors. HQX

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