College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences Welcomes New Dean

Reed Humphrey did not have to move far when he recently took the helm of the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences.

Reed HumphreyHumphrey, whose appointment as dean was announced June 30, was formerly professor and chair of the College’s subsidiary School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. He replaces David Forbes, who retired at the end of June after serving the University for 26 years.

Humphrey taught and served as the school’s chair since 2006. He also founded the Neural Injury Center at UM, a collaborative of expertise on campus that empowers students with traumatic brain and other neural injuries to access support and services from departments and colleges across campus.

“It’s a distinct honor to be appointed dean and a privilege to follow Dave Forbes, from whom I learned much,” Humphrey says. “I look forward to extending the reach of the college as we meet the health care needs of the region through preparing new health care professionals, partnering with the hospitals and clinics, and conducting research that moves the health sciences forward.”

To learn how you can support the Neural Injury Center or other initiatives in the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences, contact Mark Schleicher at 800.443.2593 or