WKU College of Health and Human Services Opens Center for Applied Science in Health and Aging
Bowling Green, KY – Western Kentucky University’s College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) will honor the opening of their second student-centered, applied research center, the Center for Applied Science in Health and Aging (CASHA) with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. CST at the WKU Center for Research Development, located at 2413 Nashville Road.
The Center will be directed by Dr. Jason Crandall, Associate Professor from the School of Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport. Contributing members include Dr. Jean Neils-Strunjas, Head of the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Dr. Matthew Shake, Associate Professor from the Department of Psychological Sciences in Ogden College of Science & Engineering.
“We are very excited to now have the infrastructure support from CHHS that will allow CASHA to fulfill important applied research functions,” commented Dr. Jason Crandall. “This center will provide both our students, faculty, staff and our community partners with the ability to collaborate in research that promotes health, vitality and human potential in the aging community.”
CASHA will engage in rigorous applied research through innovative education, research, partnerships, and service. CASHA will continue to collaborate with community organizations and university partners to identify and address needs in the aging community. CASHA has already received several applied extramurally funded projects, integrates students into the applied research projects and has an active agenda to secure even more applied projects.
CASHA is the second center for applied research that has been established by CHHS in the past six months. The first Center, the Center for Environmental & Workplace Health (CEWH), which is directed by Dr. Ritchie Taylor from the Department of Public Health opened in November 2017.
The ceremonial ribbon cutting of the CASHA will be hosted by the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce. WKU President Caboni will offer opening remarks, followed by Dean of the CHHS Dr. Dennis George, CASHA Co-Director Dr. Jason Crandall, and WKU School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport graduate student Dustin Falls.