College Kudos - Week of April 6, 2020
Apr 6, 2020 9:00 AM
CON strolls . . . . week two! Thanks to Clare Kranz for the great suggestion to capture faculty and staff enjoying the great outdoors. Keep those photos coming! Send to Clare Kranz @ Clare.Kranz@nurs.utah.edu by Thursday afternoon each week.
SVP Mike Good also gave us a great shout-out in the following COVID-19 update: “Thank you all for creating unique ways to emphasize wellness and positive thinking during this pandemic. Our latest example comes from the College of Nursing, whose leaders encourage “CON Strolls” and inspire faculty and staff to enjoy some fresh air and share photos of their mindful, physically distant breaks.”
Linda Edelman and Kathie Supiano
In another COVID 19 pandemic update, SVP Mike Good acknowledged the work of some of our faculty, Linda Edelman, Kathie Supiano, and Tim Farrell (Director of IPE and Geriatrician) who wrote the op-ed piece that you can access at the link below.
“Confronting Discrimination – In some places, this pandemic has unfortunately catalyzed discrimination against groups and individuals. Three gerontologist faculty from U of U Health have published an op-ed on this topic and President Ruth Watkins recently shared a reminder to stand against bigotry. We must rise above hatred and help others do the same.”
Kathi Mooney and postdoctoral Fellow Lorinda Coombs
T32 Co-Director Kathi Mooney and Postdoctoral Fellow Lorinda Coombs received notice that their abstract, 'The Oncology Hospital at Home: Health Care Utilization Outcomes from the Huntsman at Home Trial' was accepted for an oral session at the 2020 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Jennifer Clifton was awarded the Excellence in Nursing Practice award from the STTI chapter, Alpha Chapter in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Sumiko Martinez, Associate Director of Student Funding and Scholarships, was invited by the National Scholarship Providers Association to present in a special session webinar on Emergency Aid for Students During the Pandemic and Beyond on April 3rd and shared the University of Utah’s quick action to streamline and expand access to emergency aid for students. Nearly 200 colleagues from around the country participated.
Lisa Taylor-Swanson was recognized for VPCAT victories, March 2020 Edition, for her selection as 1 of 20 fellws for the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CIM) Research Leadership and Capacity Building program. this program is geared towards identifying, nurturing, and supporting future researchers in developing and leading sustainable CIM research cultures able to produce evidence-based research and outcomes for patients, practitioners, and policy makers. This was previously announced in a Monday Morning Kudos.
Please join me in recognizing our amazing staff and faculty!
Stay Safe. Ending with one of my favorite quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt:
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”