UD dean speaks at CHEER LIVE Conference
The Delaware Advisory Committee on Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities and Sussex County Council sponsored a LIVE Conference at CHEER in Georgetown Oct. 9. The LIVE Conference featured speakers, vendors and panel discussions about living healthy, living active and living at home, all focused on local senior citizens.
The keynote speaker for the event was the University of Delaware’s Kathleen Matt, dean of health sciences. Matt spoke about the services that will be offered in 2014 in the schools STAR campus currently under construction at the former Chrysler plant in Newark. Star stands for Science, Technology and Advanced Research. The anchor academic tenant on the site will be the UD College of Health Sciences.
By January 2014, the site will be transformed into a health sciences complex that will include primary care clinics, physical care clinics and much needed facilities for clinical teaching and research. On site, the College of Health Sciences will be able to expand their approach of utilitizing clinical experience and translational research to facilitate unique educational environments. This innovative focus on education and training prepares the next generation of health care thought leaders with hands on experience while providing direct benefit to the community through services and research.
The STAR campus presents a great opportunity to integrate academics, business, and the community in an environment that will promote innovation and generate impact. It is a location that will foster faculty research and entrepreneurship and further student internship opportunities. In line with the goals of the state of Delaware, it will be a place of economic vitality where jobs are created and nurtured and the College of Health Sciences is able to move forward to meet the demands for our services.
At the end of her talk at the conference Matt announced that the STAR Campus is working on partnership with CHEER. The school is talking about bringing some their educational programs, their students and research pieces to CHEER. One of the reasons for speaking at the conference was to talk to attendees, think about the project and implement the project and to build a strong partnership with Cheer.
Shown is Matt addressing the conference. For more information on the STAR Campus go to http://www.udel.edu/star/.