About the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences
KDHS Organization Chart (coming soon)
Idaho State University's Kasiska Division of Health Sciences provides leadership in the delivery of rural health care by educating caring and competent professionals across all dimensions of health and promotes collaborative research and practice in the health sciences.
The Kasiska Division of Health Sciences is a destination site for health profession education.
Professional Integrity - Promoting professional ethical standards and respecting the integrated roles of all health professionals
Holistic Approach to Health - Emphasizing a comprehensive view of human health, including curative and preventive dimensions
Collaboration - Recognizing the value of internal and external partnerships through professional and community engagement.
Discovery and Innovation - Seeking new evidence to improve health
Dedication - Support to the mission and vision of the KDHS
Excellence - Striving for excellence in all aspects of professional, academic and personal endeavors
Kasiska Division of Health Sciences Leadership Team
Dr. Rex Force, Vice President for Health Sciences
Dr. Chris Owens, Chair, Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences; Interim Associate Vice President for Health Sciences - Pocatello
Dr. Miki Goodwin, Dean, School of Nursing; Interim Associate Vice President for Health Sciences - Meridian
Dr. Nancy Devine, Associate Dean and Director, School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences
Mr. Marv Sparrell, Coordinator, Office of Medical and Oral Health
Dr. Linda Rankin, Associate Dean, Kasiska Division of Health Sciences
Dr. Paul Cady, Dean, College of Pharmacy
Dr. Tracy Farnsworth, Associate Dean and Director, School of Health Professions
Goal 1 - To provide high quality programs that are efficient, cost effective, and student oriented.
Goal 2 - To create an environment conducive to inquiry.
Goal 3 - To facilitate interprofessional health services to the community.
Goal 4 - To expand/improve the image and reach of the KDHS as a destination site for health professions education.