Gale Hansen Starich, Ph.D.

Dean, Graduate School and Ivester College of Health Sciences

Dr. Gale H. Starich speaks at the Sigma Phi Omega National Gerontology Academic Honor and Professional Society member installation

Gale​ ​Starich​ ​​has​ ​served​ ​as​ ​dean​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Ivester​ ​College​ ​of​ ​Health​ ​Sciences​ ​since​ ​2002 and​ ​dean​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Sidney​ ​O.​ ​Smith​ ​Jr.​ ​Graduate​ ​School​ ​since​ ​2010.​ ​Since​ ​she​ ​arrived​ ​at Brenau,​ ​the​ ​Ivester College​ ​of​ ​Health​ ​Sciences​ ​has​ ​grown​ ​almost​ ​seven-fold​ ​and​ ​now​ ​offers​ ​14 degrees,​ ​including​ ​a​ ​new​ ​degree​ ​in​ ​exercise​ ​science.​ ​Under​ ​her​ ​leadership,​ ​the​ ​historic nursing​ ​school​ ​experienced​ ​tremendous​ ​growth,​ ​including​ ​its​ ​naming​ ​as​ ​the​ ​Mary​ ​Inez Grindle​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Nursing.​ ​As​ ​head​ ​of​ ​the​ ​graduate​ ​school,​ ​she​ ​was​ ​instrumental​ ​in bringing​ ​the​ ​first​ ​three​ ​doctoral​ ​programs​ ​to​ ​the​ ​university.​ ​Previously,​ ​she​ ​held numerous​ ​positions​ ​at​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Nevada​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Medicine,​ ​including​ ​an​ ​associate professor​ ​position​ ​in​ ​the​ ​internal​ ​medicine​ ​and​ ​physiology​ ​and​ ​cell​ ​biology​ ​departments and​ ​director​ ​of​ ​student​ ​research​ ​for​ ​the​ ​university’s​ ​M.D.​ ​and​ ​Ph.D.​ ​programs.​ ​She​ ​holds a​ ​Ph.D.​ ​in​ ​biochemistry,​ ​a​ ​Master​ ​of​ ​Science​ ​in​ ​zoology​ ​and​ ​a​ ​bachelor’s​ ​in​ ​pre-medicine from​ ​the​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Nevada,​ ​Reno.

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