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College of Health SciencesAbout the College

Preparing Your Preferred Healthcare Provider

The College of Health Sciences is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, and service. The college prepares outstanding health professionals for workforce needs in the region and conducts research for the advancement of health and wellness at this critical time in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. The college has established national and international prominence in our core disciplines through research and the preparation of outstanding health and public health professionals who are leaders in their disciplines and communities.


The mission of the College of Health Sciences is to provide leadership in healthcare by offering excellent educational experiences in a quality learning environment; to facilitate the development of competent, caring health professionals; to generate knowledge through inquiry and discovery; and to engage in lifelong learning, professional, and community service.


Our vision is to promote and achieve excellence in healthcare education and scholarship through innovative interdisciplinary approaches which empower our global community.


Inclusiveness: comprehensive, embracing, breadth, diversity, opportunity

Innovation: novelty, origination, creativity, transformation, new imaginations, better solutions, reimagining

Integrity: veracity, truthfulness, honesty, genuineness, fairness, respect, moral character, trustworthy

College of Health Sciences 2023 Awards

The College of Health Sciences awards provide an opportunity to recognize those who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution within certain areas. They create an opportunity to nominate that special someone whom you feel goes above and beyond, making them deserve such an award.

Please review the guidelines and submit nomination(s) to Courtnee Matthews at c1matthe@odu.edu by July 15, 2023. Specific instructions are included for each award.

The College Awards Committee will review the nomination materials and make their selections.

Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award Outstanding Doctoral Mentor Award Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award Outstanding Researcher Award Rising Star Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award Rising Star Staff Award
Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award Outstanding Faculty Professional Service Award Outstanding Mentor Award Outstanding Staff Award Rising Star Faculty Teaching Award
Outstanding Alumni Award Outstanding Preceptor Award Outstanding Use of Technology in Teaching Award Rising Star Researcher Award Hirschfeld Faculty Excellence Award

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