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10 Health Sciences: School of Natural and Health Sciences

Records of School of Natural and Health Sciences, 10

I. Overview of the Collection

Title: Records of School of Natural and Health Sciences

Dates: 1961--

Creator: Barry University. School of Natural and Health Sciences

Location: 10 / 1-19

Extent: 19 boxes (10 linear ft.)

Language: English


II. Historical note

The School of Natural and Health Sciences was named in 1991, replacing the division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences and the Academic Health Science Center, all of which had grown from the original biology department. From its founding in 1940, Barry College maintained a strong science department and had trained students for medical technology, biological research, and pre-medicine. Many graduates from the biology department had gone on to higher universities for advanced degrees, and with the inauaguration of Sister Jeanne O'Laughlin as president of Barry, the expansion of the health sciences program was a priority. In 1972, Sister John Karen Frei became chairman of the biology department, replacing Sister Agnes Louise Stechschulte, and when the School of Natural and Health Sciences was named in 1991, Sister John Karen became dean of the school. Numerous pre-medical programs are offered on the undergraduate level, and on the master's level there are programs in anesthesiology, health services administration, occupational therapy and biomedical research, among others (2001).

With the reorganization of the University in 2008, the College of Health Sciences was created. Included in this College are all nursing programs, cardiovascular perfusion, histotechnology, nuclear medicine technology, diagnostic medical ultrasound technology, master of science in biology, biomedical sciences, occupational therapy, anesthesiology, health administration, and public health. Dr. Bell came to Barry University in 2002 serving as Dean of the School of Nursing and as the Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies, in 2008 it was announced her appointment of as Dean of the College of Health Sciences.


III. The Collection

There are various leaflets and brochures about all the different programs in the School of Natural and Health Sciences, and there is a colorful pictorial booklet, published in 2001, presenting all the programs in the School. There are Fact Books for 2004 and 2005, and there is a folder with information about the summer science camp.

There are also minutes of various meetings: Planning days, Undergraduate Faculty, Biology Department Faculty, Staff Meeting, Curriculum Improvement Meeting, Joint Faculty Meeting, Curriculum Meeting, Program Directors Meeting, and Distribution Committee Meeting.


IV. Container list:

Series I: Administrative Files

 Box     Title

1          Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (1961-1983)

            School of Natural and Health Sciences (1983-2008)

            College of Health Sciences, (2008-2014)

            College of Nursing and Health Sciences (2014- )

            Fact Books, 2004-2006

            Self-Study Report, 1996

2          Biology Department

            History: 1940-1990, 1990

            Minutes of meetings, 1973-1976

            Minutes of meetings, 1981-1984

            Academic Programs

            Workshops, 1980

3          Annual Reports, 1985-1996

4          Annual Reports, 1996-2001

5          Annual Reports, 2001-2004

6          Annual Reports, 2004-2008

7          Minutes of Meetings, Director’s, 2000-2006

            Minutes of Meetings, Faculty, 2001-2008

            Meeting Minutes, Staff, 1995-2204

           Minutes of Meetings, School, 1990-1998

8          Minutes of Meetings, School, 1998-2001

            BMS Advisors, 1998-2007

            Undergraduate Advisors, 1999-2008

            USF McNair Partnership guide

            Summer Camp           

            Alumni news

            Newsletter, 1995


            Promotional materials

Series II: Academic programs

9          Academic Programs: general information

            Anesthesiology, 2003-2008

            Biomedical Science M.S., 2003-2007

            Cardiovascular Perfusion, 2003-2007

10        Health Services Administration, 2003-2007

11        Health Services Administration 2007

            Histology, 2003-2008

            Occupational Therapy, 2003-2008

12        Physical Therapy

            Public Health, 2007

            Undergraduate and Graduate Programs Review v.1, 2007

13        Undergraduate and Graduate Programs Review v.2-3, 2007

Series III: Grants

14        Miami Geriatric Education Center Grants, 1991-1995

            National Science Foundation Grant, 1975-1994

            Orchid Research Grant, 1970-1971

15        Eisenhower Grants

            Title II Grants

16        Research and Grants Council, 2001-2005

17        MARC grants, 1983-2008

                Informational Material

                Applications, 1983-1998

18        MARC grants, 1983-2008

                Applications, 1997-2008

                Budgets, 1983-1997

19        MARC grants, 1983-2008

                Budgets, 1996-2004

                Progress Reports, 1996-2006

20        MBRS grants, 1990-2007

                Applications, 1990-1998

21        MBRS grants, 1990-2007

                Applications, 1994-2007

22        MBRS grants, 1990-2007

                Applications, 1999-2003

23        MBRS grants, 1990-2007

                Budgets, 1992-2000


V. Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Transfer, n.d.

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research, some restrictions may apply

Processed by: Sr. Arnold Benedetto, 2009. Revised by Ximena Valdivia, 2011

Preferred Citation: Records of School of Natural and Health Sciences, Barry University Archives and Special Collections, Miami Shores, Florida

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