Health Sciences


The Division of Health Sciences coordinates health sciences programs and policies, particularly those impacting the state’s three academic health centers at Marshall University, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and West Virginia University. The Division oversees the Rural Health Initiative, a statewide program directed at improving the recruitment and retention of healthcare providers to rural areas of the state. The Initiative provides rural community-based training and enrichment opportunities for students in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and allied health fields. In addition, the Division administers the Health Sciences Service Program, which offers a recruitment incentive to West Virginia students in advanced degree health professions programs in exchange for a commitment to practice for at least two years in an underserved area of the state.


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Dr. Robert Walker

Dr. Robert Walker, Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences

Laura Boone

Laura Boone, Director of Health Sciences Programs

304.558.0530 ext. 279

Ashley Noland, Program Specialist

304.558.0530 ext. 256