The University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming is the only baccalaureate, post-secondary degree-granting institution in the State of Wyoming in 1886. Consistent with the mission of land-grant institutions, teaching, research, service, scholarly activity, and outreach are all essential goals of the University. The current enrollment is over 13,000 students with more than one-fourth of these students pursuing graduate degrees. The University of Wyoming offers over 80 graduate and undergraduate programs through 7 colleges. Faculty researchers with clinical and translational interests are located in the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, Communication Disorders, Kinesiology and Health, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, Social work, Family Medicine Program, Psychology, Family and Consumer Sciences and Sociology. Clinical and translational research topics appropriate for the Mountain West IDeA-CTR proposal (such as pilot grant and core support) include diabetes mellitus/obesity, health disparities, exercise, cardiovascular risk factors, nutrition, and quality issues in hospital pharmacy. Programs offering clinical services at the University of Wyoming include Nursing, Pharmacy, the Family Residence Program (Cheyenne and Casper), Kinesiology and Health, Psychology and Family and Consumer Sciences. Opportunities to enrich and enhance the rural health care system with links to academic medicine will improve delivery of care by improving the practice environment. White Americans (non-Hispanic/Latino and Hispanic/Latino) are the racial majority in Wyoming. Hispanic and Latino Americans, Black Americans are the largest racial minority, followed by Asian and pacific islanders. There are also over 12,000 American Indians residing in the State of Wyoming. The clinical programs mentioned above are represented by all races and ethnic groups in the State. These programs offer service to local communities and Wyoming citizens through various avenues such as regular clinics and health fair. Wyoming is composed of large rural areas while health disparity is a major issue in the State of Wyoming.
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