Rush University College of Health Sciences Alumni

Welcome to the official website for alumni of the Rush University College of Health Sciences (CHS).

This is your resource for the latest alumni news
events and ways to support your alma mater

Health Care Beyond Physicians and Nurses:
Q&A with New CHS Dean

Charlotte B. Royeen, PhD (left), joins Rush University as the new dean of the College of Health Sciences after serving in that same role at St. Louis University.

Royeen received her master’s in occupational therapy at Washington University in St. Louis before earning a doctorate from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.

A prolific author, Royeen has published more than 40 books and book chapters and 75 journal articles. Royeen recently spoke with us about her new role, her aspirations for the College of Health Sciences, and her impressions of Rush University and working in Chicago.

Read on for the full Q&A with Royeen.

Rush Ranked Again Among Top Hospitals by U.S. News

Rush University Medical Center improved on its already strong performance in U.S. News and World Report’s rankings in the annual “Best Hospitals” issue, which became available online on July 21. As it did last year, U.S. News ranked Rush among the best in the country in seven specialty areas.

In addition, it ranked six of those Rush specialties higher than in 2014.

As in 2014, Rush’s orthopedics program was ranked 6th nationwide, remaining the highest-ranked orthopedics program in Illinois.

Read on to see how other programs were ranked.

The Latest CHS News

Interested in what's new in your program at Rush? Want to read the latest updates from College of Health Sciences faculty and students?

Be sure to read the latest issue of the quarterly CHS newsletter, The Pulse. 

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