Informing parents using technology
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Oct 30, 2015

Informing parents using technology

A deadline looms over scientific researchers around the country: Next year, everything from bloodspots to biopsy tissue will be considered a "human specimen" requiring patient consent before it can be used in research. Dr. Erin Rothwell thinks she might have a solution.... Read More

Distinguished Alum’s time in Utah shaped her
RECOGNITION
Sep 30, 2015

Distinguished Alum’s time in Utah shaped her

Looking back on 30 years as a nurse and teacher, 2015 College of Nursing Distinguished Alumna Jan Thompson says her years in Utah shaped the rest of her career. Her self-directed doctoral study coincided with an influx of Hmong refugees into the Salt Lake Valley--a nexus that spurred Thompson to specialize in transcultural nursing.... Read More

RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Sep 30, 2015

Crowdsourcing complex triggers of pediatric asthma

College of Nursing biomedical informatics professor Kathy Sward, along with a team of researchers from three other University departments, has received a $5.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create an Internet-based infrastructure for tracking pediatric asthma. Sward plans to put personal environmental sensors into the hands of about a dozen kids and their parents. Think of it as “crowdsourcing.”... Read More

RECOGNITION
Aug 26, 2015

Janice L. Thompson, RN, PhD ‘83 to Receive 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award

The career of Janice L. Thompson, RN, PhD, is marked by community engaged action research and teaching in graduate and undergraduate nursing programs. After 22 years at the University of Southern Maine, Dr. Thompson was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Canada. She now maintains teaching responsibilities at UNB in courses related to research, theory, ethics, leadership, and advanced practice.... Read More

On the Shoulders of Giants
EDUCATION
Jul 22, 2015

On the Shoulders of Giants

College of Nursing’s community health rotation program with a gerontology focus has teamed up with Neighborhood House for a rotation experience that changes lives.... Read More

A Thriving Culture of Research
RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Jul 22, 2015

A Thriving Culture of Research

The College of Nursing has a culture of engaged investigation and is a nursing research leader, ranking #16 in National Institutes of Health (NIH) due, in part, to our prestigious P01 and T32 funding awards.... Read More

2015 Dare to Care Award
RECOGNITION
Feb 01, 2015

2015 Dare to Care Award

This year's Dare to Care Awardee: Rhonda Miller-Ernest. When Ronda was 12 years of age her mother died from a preventable death. Even though death is imminent at some time in all of our lives, losing a loved one at such a young age left an impression that motivated her to want to help prevent such tragedies when possible. It was this life event that propelled her into choosing Nursing as a career.... Read More

The Quiet Heroines: Nurses in Wartime with Diane Carlson Evans
EDUCATION
Jan 20, 2015

The Quiet Heroines: Nurses in Wartime with Diane Carlson Evans

Keynote Speaker: Diane Carlson Evans, a former Army combat nurse and Vietnam veteran, founded the Vietnam Women's Memorial to pay tribute to and to memorialize the more than 265,000 women who served during the Vietnam War. She recently came and shared her experience as a nurse in Vietnam and her efforts in establishing the memorial. ... Read More

Fixing the miscommunication
RECOGNITION
Jan 14, 2015

Fixing the miscommunication

Communication between poison control centers and emergency departments is still old school: Doctors and nurses scribble notes down on scraps of paper and try to translate what the poison control specialist said. Dr. Mollie Cummins aims to end the game of telephone.... Read More