2016 Distinguished Alumna Continues Legacy of Nursing Excellence
RECOGNITION
Oct 07, 2016

2016 Distinguished Alumna Continues Legacy of Nursing Excellence

An interest in care and health in different cultures has led Nancy Godfrey, RN, PhD, to a remarkable 35-year career in international health. After caring for refugees in Sudan and Thailand, she obtained an MS in Community Health in Developing Countries and a PhD in Social Policy from the London School of Economics. She has worked in more than 20 countries addressing health and social sector issues. She joined USAID in 2001, and currently serves as a program director in Iraq.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Mar 24, 2016

How Do I Work With Diversity?

I’m a nurse, and like a lot of nurses I am white and female. Growing up in Tucson, Arizona, I knew that my nursing care was limited by my lack of Spanish-language ability. Aside from language skills, I also needed to understand of health beliefs and practices among the cultural groups I cared for.... Read More

Giving the gift of memories
RECOGNITION
Mar 02, 2016

Nursing graduate students organize Music & Memory iPod drive

Two University of Utah College of Nursing graduate students have organized an iPod drive for the month of March to benefit the Utah Music & Memory Coalition. U. students can give the gift of memories to aging Utahns with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias simply by dropping off gently used iPods or new iTunes cards in several donation boxes placed strategically around campus.... Read More

Jill Stevens Shepherd Honors for Nursing award winner
RECOGNITION
Feb 05, 2016

Jill Stevens Shepherd Honors for Nursing award winner

Jill Shepherd served in the US Military as a Combat Medic in the Utah National Guard, while earning her degree in Nursing at Southern Utah University. She has done outstanding work and was honored with receiving the Honors for Nursing Award.... Read More

2016 Dare to Care Award
RECOGNITION
Feb 01, 2016

2016 Dare to Care Award - Ann Hutton, PhD, APRN

College of Nursing Assistant Professor Ann Hutton’s experience with a suicidal young father more than 50 years ago set her on a path of caring for the mentally ill and teaching other nurses how to do the same.... Read More

College of Nursing ranks 2nd for NIH funding
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Jan 25, 2016

College of Nursing ranks 2nd for NIH funding

From HPV vaccination rates to the causes of pediatric asthma, University of Utah nurse scientists are delving into areas of research that will change health care. That work earned the college a No. 2 ranking for 2015 NIH funding.... Read More

Breaking down vaccine resistance
RESEARCH
Jan 21, 2016

Exploring resistance to HPV vaccination

The campaign to vaccinate girls and boys against cancer-causing HPV has faced resistance from the start. College of Nursing professor Deanna Kepka is digging into immunization records to find out which kids are getting the three-dose shots.... Read More