Dr. Patricia C. Heyn leads Center for Optimal Aging as Founding Director

Dr. Patricia C. Heyn leads Marymount University's Center for Optimal Aging as Founding Director

  After a thorough and competitive international search, Marymount University has selected Dr. Patricia C. Heyn as Founding Director of the Center for Optimal Aging, the University’s first interdisciplinary research hub focused on addressing critical issues affecting the health of older adults. “Marymount has a unique history and commitment to education and serving those in […]

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MU’s new Biomedical, Mechanical Engineering programs launching this fall

Marymount’s new Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering programs launching this fall

  In the upcoming Fall 2022 academic semester, Marymount University will offer its students innovative, in-person bachelor’s degree programs in Engineering for the first time in the University’s history. This comes as the institution continues to expand its offerings of cutting-edge STEM programs while also gaining increased recognition as a hub in the national capital […]

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Marymount’s falls prevention efforts impact more than 4,700 older adults over five years

Marymount’s falls prevention efforts impact more than 4,700 older adults over five years

  As the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in adults over the age of 65, falls can greatly impact the health and well-being of older adults in our community. In 2018, there were an estimated 36 million falls resulting in eight million injuries. That translates to more than 950,000 hospitalizations and $50 billion […]

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How a MU professor is uncovering the barriers and costs of dental care in the U.S.

Dr. Uma Kelekar, Associate Professor of Health Care Management at Marymount University

  “America is the most expensive country in the world to fall sick in.” That is how Dr. Uma Kelekar begins her paper, “An Unexpected Strategy for Reducing Health Care Costs.” It is an unfortunate truth within the nation’s health care system, and one that Americans across the country know all too well.  Dr. Kelekar, […]

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Marymount’s Nursing Pinning Ceremony welcomes graduates into the profession

Marymount University's Spring 2021 Nursing Pinning Ceremony

  “Right now, you stand at the precipice of long and rewarding careers of service and giving back to others. You’ve completed your courses, your laboratory work and your clinical experiences, and you are ready for whatever comes next.” Marymount University President Irma Becerra motivated Nursing graduates of the Class of 2021 with those words […]

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MU launching first interdisciplinary research hub, the Center for Optimal Aging

Marymount University campus

  This year, Marymount University plans to officially launch the Center for Optimal Aging – a central hub for community-based research, interdisciplinary education and community engagement programs to positively impact the quality of life of older adults. The Center will connect interdisciplinary teams of Marymount faculty and students with community stakeholders to collaborate and jointly […]

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