UHS Timeline

21st Century

2015

UHS works on its second Strategic Initiative

2015

During a measles outbreak, Employee Health is instrumental in determining clearance for at-risk students and employees

2013 - 2015

Through an FDA investigational new drug application, more than 13,000 doses of a serogroup B vaccine were administered to undergraduate students, and select graduate students and employees to respond to an outbreak of serogroup B meningococcal disease.

2011 - 2014

UHS develops and launches its first organization-wide Strategic Initiative

2009

H1N1 Influenza Outbreak

2006

The Mind-Body Team was formed, leading to new interventions in the area of mindfulness therapies and the contemplative sciences

20th Century

1988

The Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education (SHARE) office was created

1983

The Occupational Medicine division (now Employee Health) was formed to meet the needs of employees

1982

UHS became the 13th college health service to be accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)

1980

Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB) was created, and has been an active student voice for campus healthcare to the present day

1979

A Health Education area (now called Health Promotion and Prevention Services) was created to focus on prevention

1972

The Sexuality Education Counseling and Health (SECH) Program, a division for reproductive health care, was initiated

1971

The Counseling Center (now called Counseling and Psychological Services) became a division of University Health Services

1962

The Department of Health was renamed University Health Services and expanded to include clinical and counseling services, with a reduction in the size of the Infirmary service

1942 - 1944

Infirmary

Infirmary used as multipurpose building for Navy and Army during World War II

1933 - 1964

Dr. Harry McPhee

Dr. Harry R. McPhee, team physician, established the Athletic Medicine department

1925

Second Isabella McCosh Infirmary

Construction of the second Isabella McCosh Infirmary, through funds raised by the University and the Ladies Auxiliary to the Isabella McCosh Infirmary, to accommodate increasing enrollment

1911 - 1936

Joseph E. Raycroft

Joseph E. Raycroft, founding member of the American College Health Association (ACHA) was appointed Chairman of Health and Physical Education

1910

Founding of Department of Health and Physical Education 

1910 - 1926

Dr. Stewart Paton

Dr. Stewart Paton became the first College Psychiatrist. His influential activities were pursued long before mental health was widely perceived as an important factor in overall health.

 

1908 - 1928

John McD. Carnochan

John McD. Carnochan '96, was appointed University Physician in charge of the Infirmary

1902

Josephine Perry Morgan

Josephine Perry Morgan founded The Ladies Auxiliary to the Isabella McCosh Infirmary and served as its first president

19th Century

1892

First McCosh Infirmary

Construction of the first Isabella McCosh Infirmary 

1880

The Malaria and Typhoid Fever Epidemic resulted in the death of 10 students. The Trustees of Princeton University authorized the creation of a Sanitary Committee to improve the sewage problems on campus. 

1868 - 1888

Isabella G. McCosh

Isabella G. McCosh, wife of University President James McCosh and unofficial "Director of Campus Health Services", visited and cared for sick students

1854 - 1868

John McClean Jr.

University President, Reverend John McClean Jr., cared for sick students in his home