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$15K in Women’s Wellness awards announced

The ATSU Women’s Wellness program announced the recipients of its First Annual Women’s Wellness Program Awards. Funds were made available from charitable gifts received from members to provide ATSU programmatic awards through a competitive process. Applications were reviewed initially by the Women’s Wellness Awards & Scholarship Committee with finalists presenting to members of the Women’s Wellness program at an on-campus session. The Women’s Wellness members then voted for program awards that best aligned with ATSU’s mission. More than $15,000 in combined funding was awarded to the following inaugural recipients. “We congratulate the recipients of the First Annual Women’s Wellness Program Awards and look forward to their continued success in their endeavors,” said Gretchen Buhlig, associate vice president, institutional advancement. 

BRITE program 

Dental patient transportation

Bridging Resources In Treatment & Education (BRITE), a patient advocate program available to patients of ATSU’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH), was awarded $3,000 to provide transportation vouchers for patients who have no other means of getting to and from the dental clinic.

Physician Assistant Studies

Noelle maternal and neonatal birthing simulator

ATSU-ASHS’ Physician Assistant program was awarded $4,000 for the purchase of a birthing simulator manikin for the women’s health clinical medicine course.  

Alaskan global outreach program

Portable Nomad hand-held X-ray system

The Alaskan global outreach program comprises ATSU-ASDOH students and faculty who visit rural villages in Alaska to provide dental care to underserved populations, specifically school-age children. The program was awarded $8,500 for the purchase of a portable hand-held X-ray system.

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