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Rehabilitation medicine expert named Moritz Chair of Geriatric Nursing Research
The College of Nursing and Health Innovation has appointed Mark Haykowsky as the Moritz Chair of Geriatric Nursing Research. He joins UT Arlington on Aug. 1.
Dr. Haykowsky is a nurse and an internationally renowned researcher in exercise physiology and rehabilitation medicine at the University of Alberta, Canada. He is a professor of physical therapy in Alberta’s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, one of the world’s preeminent rehabilitation medicine programs, and an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the university. He also is the exercise physiology team lead for Alberta Heart and the Multidisciplinary Team Intervention in Cardio-oncology.
The endowed chair was established through a gift from the Moritz family, founders of Moritz Dealerships in automotive sales. The 2011 gift was made in honor of achievements of the college and will enable the University to advance research in the field of elder care.
Two Nursing Faculty Among Six at UTA to Receive Prestigious Teaching Award
Deborah Hughes, clinical instructor, and Judy Leflore, professor and associate dean for simulation and technology, College of Nursing and Health Innovation are among the University of Texas System educators honored with 2015 Regents Outstanding Teaching Award for excellence in the classroom.
This award, established in 2008, is given to faculty members at UT System academic institutions who demonstrate extraordinary classroom performance and innovation at the undergraduate level. In a UT Arlington press release, President Vistasp M. Karbhari stated: 'Our faculty have a deep and abiding commitment to our students and they work with dedication to ignite that spark that changes a student’s life, nurtures a student’s curiosity and intellectual passion and inspires ever increasing levels of achievement not just from their students but from peers across the university.'
Internationally Renowned Scientist to Join the College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Marco Brotto, an internationally renowned scientist with the schools of medicine, nursing, and biological sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, has been named the George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. He will join UTA in August and will also lead the PhD in Nursing Program.
Dr. Brotto is an expert in muscle and bone physiology, sarcopenia, and excitation contraction coupling and is the Dale and Dorothy Thompson/Missouri Endowed Professor for Nursing Research and director of the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Muscle Biology Research Group.
Infant Motor Skills Development
A new measurement co-developed by Priscila Caçola, an assistant professor of kinesiology in the UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation, can be used to help better identify household objects and toys that can help in an infant’s motor skill development. Her study about the 'Affordances in the Home Environment for Motor Development-Infant Scale (AHEMD-IS)' recently appeared in the journal -- Physical Therapy.
'U.S. News' ranks online graduate nursing program among best for vets
The College of Nursing and Health Innovation is one of the best online graduate programs for active duty troops and veterans in the nation, according to rankings of national universities released by U.S. News & World Report. UT Arlington tied for No. 27 among 87 similar programs in the 2015 Best Online Programs for Veterans list.
U.S. News noted that all of the graduate level, online nursing classes are recorded and archived so students can access lecture material at their own convenience. Also, 98 percent of students are already employed when they first enroll.
The first VBSN program graduates at the UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation walked the stage this past May.
(Tuesday, May. 26)
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