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HSSP plans move to Lloyd Hall

HSSP, The Health Sciences Scholars Program (HSSP), U-M's living/learning community devoted to introducing students to the range of academic and career opportunities in the health sciences, will move to Lloyd Hall in fall 2003.

Founded in fall 2001 under the direction of Faculty Director Michelle O'Grady, School of Nursing, HSSP receives support and assistance from LSA and University Housing. In its first two years, HSSP has increased in size to its current population of about 100 students, and added first-year seminars taught by faculty from the College of Pharmacy and the Medical School as well as sections of introductory courses.

"The move to Lloyd will further enhance HSSP's supportive environment by expanding the already abundant opportunities to explore the context of health in American society and the health care disciplines, O'Grady says. "We will also benefit by the interdisciplinary opportunities afforded by moving into proximity with a humanities-and arts-focused community such as the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program.

HSSP's cross-campus focus is reflected in its Faculty Advisory Committee, which includes faculty from all 10 U-M schools and colleges offering courses in the health sciences. The program also offers in-hall tutoring, on-site job shadowing with clinicians, and informal faculty autobiographies.

HSSP is developing plans to further expand its programs and course offerings. This growth highlights the need for adequate classroom and gathering space, prompting the move to Lloyd Hall. At Lloyd, a 540-student residence hall, HSSP will share classrooms and resources with the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, one of U-M's oldest and most successful Michigan Learning Communities.

"We are excited about the move because Lloyd Hall has excellent meeting places for our classes and Faculty Autobiography Speaker Series, as well as a wide variety of living and learning spaces for our students, says Wallace Genser, HSSP program manager.

The relocation also will permit HSSP to return to its original configuration as a program consisting of substance-free co-ed residential spaces, enhancing the opportunities for informal exchange of ideas on courses and health-related topics among students. For further information, contact Genser at genser@umich.edu or (734) 615-8778.

 

 

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