News

  1. Healthcare, social work and medical students team up for interprofessional education simulation »

    4/29/2022

    Healthcare professions students from Radford University, Radford University Carilion and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine worked together in teams to assess their patients’ needs, treat them and recommend additional resources at the Interprofessional Simulation Day on April 22, held at the Carilion Clinic Center for Simulation, Research and Patient Safety in Roanoke.

  2. Waldron College of Health and Human Services hosts 7th annual Interprofessional Symposium & Expo »

    4/25/2022

    For the first time in three years, Waldron College of Health and Human Services students and faculty gathered in person to present research and share ideas at the Interprofessional Symposium and Expo. The seventh annual daylong celebration of original research from the college presented an opportunity for those involved to share research via poster and podium presentations well as roundtable exercises.

  3. PT, OT students team up for No Dunking Allowed fundraiser  »

    4/25/2022

    The student organizations from Radford University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistant and Master of Occupational Therapy programs teamed up to host No Dunking Allowed 2022. Eighteen teams of players of all abilities competed in wheelchairs in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to raise funds for nonprofit groups Wheel Love and the Roanoke Stars Wheelchair Basketball team.

  4. Director of D.P.T. program receives APTA chapter award »

    3/28/2022

    Professor Kevin Chui, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D., was named the recipient of the 2022 Mercedes Weiss Service Award by APTA Oregon, a chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. The award was established in 1976 to publicly acknowledge the outstanding contributions of members of the profession. Chui is program chair of Radford University's Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) program.

  5. Healthcare administration student’s path to leadership runs through RUC »

    3/25/2022

    Sara O’Dell is a full-time nurse and a mother with young children. The RUC Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program gives her the flexibility to build on her education and career while continuing to work and care for her kids.

  6. How Radford’s occupational therapy program has woven the tapestry of a family  »

    2/21/2022

    The family tree of one group of occupational therapists is forever intertwined with the Radford University Master of Occupational Therapy program. It’s a complicated story involving a variety of family and friends, featuring matchmaking, weddings and an academic program that has graduated group of very talented healthcare professionals.

  7. Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee visits RUC as part of annual meeting activities »

    11/29/2021

    On November 19, members of the Commonwealth of Virginia Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee visited Radford University Carilion in Roanoke as part of the group’s annual meeting activities.

  8. A strong passion for supporting others leads student to the D.P.T. program at RUC »

    11/12/2021

    If there are words that exemplify second-year Radford University Carilion Doctor of Physical Therapy student Natalie Weber, they are empathic, compassionate and caring. From the patients she works with to her classmates, Weber continually works to find ways to support others and improve their lives.

  9. Children return to Radford’s campus for a spooky SOTA Halloween party »

    11/8/2021

    Children from across the region who were part of the occupational therapy camps last summer returned to Radford University’s campus for a fun, spooky time at a Halloween party hosted by the Student Occupational Therapy Association in October.

  10. Love of “complex machines” takes PA student from flying helicopters to providing healthcare »

    11/5/2021

    Kirsten Walker likes working with complex machines. She has transitioned from flying Blackhawk helicopters in the Army to being a student in Radford University Carilion's physician assistant program and working to care for the human body.

  11. D.P.T. student learns the power to drive lives forward through physical therapy  »

    10/29/2021

    An injury while wrestling in high school introduced first-year RUC Doctor of Physical Therapy student Austin Slone to physical therapy. Today, he is learning to become a PT so he can give physical therapy patients the power to drive their lives forward without recurring pain and endless rehabilitation.

  12. Leidy Montoya: M.O.T. student builds future on her healthcare experience »

    10/18/2021

    Leidy Montoya explored a variety of healthcare professions for over a decade before settling on becoming an occupational therapist. All of her roles, however, had one common element: patients and their well-being.