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Ask Me About | Steve Large

Assistant Vice President for Student Life (Health and Wellness), Miami University

by Elizabeth Miller Wood

ASK ME ABOUT: Miami’s new $96 million Clinical Health Sciences & Wellness facility.

WHY IS THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR THE RIGHT TIME FOR THIS TYPE OF FACILITY? It’s a clear testament to the university’s deep commitment to the well-being of its campus and local communities. In addition to the important clinical services provided to Miami students and employees and local community members, this facility also prepares the next generation of healthcare professionals during a time when they’re needed more than ever.

HOW WILL THIS FACILITY FOSTER INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION IN THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS? The beauty of this new facility is its intentional inclusion of academic, administrative, and clinical departments from multiple divisions and disciplines all under one roof. This proximity will allow for transdisciplinary collaboration that may not have occurred as quickly or naturally.

HOW DOES THIS FACILITY BETTER EQUIP STUDENTS FOR FUTURE CAREERS IN HEALTHCARE? The future of healthcare undoubtedly requires practitioners who are well-versed in using technology and equipment. The resources available in this building will allow students to train using the most current instrumentation in their respective fields. Healthcare also needs students who welcome the opportunity to work across disciplines, are cross-culturally competent, and are innovative and nimble in nature.