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Due to your generous support, we are gratefully able to prepare Montana’s next generation of health and social welfare professionals. Our students are dedicated to selflessly serving our state’s wide array of communities and populations, and the College of Health will continue to combine innovative research and cutting-edge science to find creative solutions to problems we face as citizens of Montana.
acting dean Dr. Marketa Marvanova

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Expanding the reach of the Neural Injury Center across Montana will offer our state’s veterans and their families more opportunities to receive cutting-edge treatment for traumatic brain injury and PTSD. In addition, a Pediatric Speech Language and Occupational Therapy Clinic will serve children and young adults throughout Montana while providing our students with hands-on experience. Your gift helps support the College as it renovates existing campus spaces to create enhanced learning environments for our students and to build new spaces that benefit patients in need of care.


Professional academic advising, faculty mentoring and a central place to seek guidance and support are critical in helping our students overcome obstacles to meet their success. Funding is needed to create a hub for student support that provides UMHM students the support they need to succeed and advance in their chosen fields.


The UM Health and Medicine Innovation and Investment Fund was created in 2018 to build new professional healthcare training programs that address the pressing need for new healthcare practitioners throughout the state of Montana. The Fund also supports student training opportunities on campus in an interprofessional environment and the recruitment of graduates into rural care practice. Kickstarted by a $1 million investment from Mark and Cheryl Burnham of the Madrona Hill Foundation, additional philanthropic support is needed to support students, faculty and staff engaged in these critical programs.

UM Health & Medicine

UM Health & Medicine supports improved health outcomes for Montanans through campus interdisciplinary academic enrichment, strategic partnerships and by educating practitioners to serve communities across the state. The UM campus houses seven clinics, over 20 laboratories and some 55 degree paths in health and medicine studies, from two-year to doctorate programs. Private support is fueling the growth of this important and valuable cross-campus initiative.

Impact Fund

The Impact Fund helps ensure student success by providing money where it’s needed most. At the College of Health, unrestricted support helps propel innovative new programs, funds fellowships, and ensures we can provide opportunities and resources students and faculty need to thrive. Gifts from generous donors are essential to the college’s research and education mission.


Montana has the second-highest rate of returning veterans per capita and the second-highest rate of traumatic brain injury. In response to rising concern about this issue, UM launched the Neural Injury Center in the spring of 2014. The center serves as a hub for education and outreach, important cross-campus research into the causes of, and treatments for, neural injury. Our location in the Skaggs Building provides services for evaluation and resources for treatment, as well as training opportunities for our students, the next generation of healthcare providers. With support through Campaign Montana, we will grow our research capacity as well as direct patient services.

The College of Health trains tomorrow’s healthcare professionals. We are scientists, researchers and clinicians. We are dedicated to delivering healthcare in our communities by integrating education, scholarship and service. We partner with hospitals, clinics, non-profits, companies, government agencies and other schools and colleges at UM to improve the quality of life of citizens of Montana and beyond. Simply put, we make Montanans healthier.

Campaign Montana is about people: our faculty, staff and students and, most importantly, you. With your support, we will learn more and achieve more; we will expand the scope of our programs in key areas that matter most to Montana; and we will continue to improve patient care across the state.