Institute for Health Sciences

Focusing on the health sciences

UW-Eau Claire has a long history of providing students interested in pursuing a future in health sciences with a quality education. To continue to build on this success, Dr. Mel Kantor was brought to campus as the Oliver M. Ramsey Endowed Chair to form the Institute for Health Sciences. The goals of providing high quality advising and innovative learning experiences for students are at the core of the institute. Watch the video below to learn more about Dr. Mel Kantor's visions for the Institute for Health Sciences.

"My goal as chair is to promote multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations in the areas of curriculum, research, scholarship and service, as well as develop and strengthen linkages with regional health care providers."

Dr. Mel Kantor
This is the logo for Eau Claire Healthy Communities.

Eau Claire Healthy Communities Co-Chair

Dr. Mel Kantor was announced as the Eau Claire Healthy Communities Co-chair in August 2016 joining Maribeth Woodford.

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Dr. Katie Kindt, a 2000 biochemistry/molecular biology graduate.

Using science to change lives

Last spring, UW-Eau Claire alumna Dr. Katie Kindt, a 2000 biochemistry/molecular biology graduate, was recognized by then-President Barack Obama for her outstanding leadership in science.

Achieving excellence

Collaborations across campus

Several departments and programs across campus are innovatively working together to prepare students for their futures. Our goal is to continually build and improve on the connections between health-related and non-health-related disciplines in order to provide Blugolds with unique interdisciplinary opportunities.

The units below are directly affiliated with the Institute of Health Sciences:

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Mayo Model Event

Creating connections that last

Ensuring that our students have endless opportunities available to them is a priority of the Institute for Health Sciences. Initiatives we have developed are hosting industry leaders’ lectures and advocating for students through the health community.

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Oliver Ramsey

A gift that keeps on giving

The Institute for Health Sciences was made possible by the fulfillment of an estate gift to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation from James and Anne Ramsey in memory of James Ramsey's brother, U.S. Navy Lt. Oliver Marion Ramsey who was a 1933 UWEC graduate.

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