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Kinesiology and Nursing Merger
With the merging of Kinesiology and Nursing, collaborative research efforts are developing under the leadership of the associate dean for research, Christopher Ray. Dr. Ray is quoted in a Shorthorn article saying: 'What can be expected is faculty to collaborate on research proposals that take into account basic science and clinical implementation.'
Classes within the two majors have many similarities and Nursing and Kinesiology students will have the opportunity to take graduate coursework together in the future. Officially the merger took place on September 1 and Kinesiology faculty and students had been involved in the dean search interviews earlier this year.
Dean Bavier Speaks to Plans for Boosting Research Efforts
Dr. Anne Bavier, dean of nursing, is looking to the future with increased research efforts and expanding international partnerships.
Quotation from the D Healthcare Daily story: 'First, however, Bavier is zeroing in on a more immediate issue: Making sure the College of Nursing and the Department of Kinesiology merge smoothly. Last year, school officials gave the OK to join the two focuses, creating a school with more than 350 faculty members and nearly 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students.'
Read the article here
Alumni - in the news!
Wrennah Gabbert, chair of Angelo State University’s Department of Nursing and director of the nursing program, has been named the James A. “Buddy” Davidson Chair in Nursing Excellence in ASU’s College of Health and Human Services, San Angelo Live reported. Gabbert received her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from UT Arlington. The endowed chair was established through a $1 million grant from the James A. “Buddy” Davidson Charitable Foundation in Midland.
(Wednesday, Aug. 27)
Remote-Controlled Distance Simulation Project
A real-time video feed, a laptop and a computerized manikin baby are key components for a new simulation training initiative that allows UT Arlington College of Nursing educators to put Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNPs) and physicians through the paces of an emergency scenario from hundreds of miles away. The "remote-controlled distance simulation" project is a collaboration of the College of Nursing, Pediatrix and Laerdal Medical.
Dr. Judy Leflore, associate dean, uses Laerdal Medical's SimNewB baby and an audio visual capture system called SimView to run clinical simulation sessions in Florida and Texas from her computer. Exercises focus on neonatal care emergencies.
Simulation video link
Nursing Professors Works Toward Ugandan Health
Dr. Jennifer Gray, associate dean and professor, has returned from her eighth annual trip to Uganda, where she is making a positive impact on Ugandan nurses.
Dr. Gray began her annual trips to Africa after hosting Queen of Buganda Sylvia Nagginda on a tour of Pickard Hall. Africa Program Coordinator Alusine Jalloh, and David Mureeba, Ugandan native and Dallas business owner, were in her party. After expressing her desire to work in Africa again, the connection was made.
Read the Shorthorn article by clicking on the link provided.
From left to right: Jennifer Gray, associate dean for the College of Nursing, Janet Obune, president of the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union, and nurse Lori Spies. (Courtesy: Jennifer Gray)
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