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Dr. Judy LeFlore to be Honored at UT Arlington Faculty Meeting
Dr. Judy LeFlore has won not one, but two, teaching honors: the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Tenured Faculty Member and induction into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Those selected to receive teaching honors will be recognized at the upcoming Spring Meeting of the University Faculty and Associates on Tuesday April 29.
(Wednesday, Apr. 23)
Surgeon General of the US Army Medical Command to Speak at UTA
Lt. General Patricia D. Horoho is the first nurse and first female to be in this prestigious role and will address the UTA community on Monday, April 21 at the Rosebud Theater. Born in Fort Bragg, she earned her BSN from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and MS as a Clinical Trauma Nurse Specialist from the University of Pittsburgh.
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(Friday, Apr. 11)
Dr. Anne Bavier to Join UT Arlington College of Nursing as Dean
The University of Texas at Arlington has named Anne Bavier, a nationally recognized health care leader who has held posts at top ranked universities and at the National Institutes of Health, as the new dean of the College of Nursing.
Dr. Bavier previously served as dean of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing in Storrs, Conn. and also served as dean of nursing at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. She is president-elect of the National League for Nursing, which includes more than 39,000 members.
“The UT Arlington College of Nursing is one of the most vibrant nursing programs in the country and one known for its tradition of excellence and ability to help fill critical needs in the health care field,” UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari said. “Dr. Bavier will lead us into a new era of national recognition and influence as we work together to improve health and the human condition across Texas and around the world.”
Bavier joins the University on Aug. 1, 2014.
Content Expert - Simulation
Dr. Mindi Anderson, assistant professor in nursing, is one of the authors responsible for the expert content on the National League for Nursing’s Simulation Information Resource Center. Anderson was among three who received the distinguished simulation nurse educators award at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in San Francisco last month.
(Wednesday, Apr. 2)
ACES - Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students
On March 26th, students from across the campus presented their research and creativity. The Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) symposium is a university-wide, daylong event that occurs in late March. Undergraduate and graduate students worked with faculty mentors in their disciplines to write and submit abstracts for the competition. The approved abstracts were then turned into oral presentations or posters and presented at the symposium to panelists from all disciplines across campus.
Nursing students receiving awards were:
Carol Howe (graduate student mentored by Dr. Judy LeFlore) Title: Parent Health Literacy and Communication with Diabetes Educators in a Pediatric Diabetes Clinic: A Mixed Methods Approach
Rachel Lyle (undergraduate student mentored by Dr. Deborah Behan and Mercy Mumba, PhD student) Title: Measured Noise Levels in the Hospital with Correlating Patient Perception
Also selected to present:
Rayanne MacNee (undergraduate student mentored by Dr. Donelle Barnes) Title: Self-Efficacy, Medication Adherence and Blood Pressure Control in Mexican Immigrants
They are exceptional students and deserve kudos for their bravery to present at ACES.
For more information or to view abstracts http://www.uta.edu/aces/
(Friday, Mar. 28)
Serious Gaming Receives Awards
Researchers in the UT Arlington College of Nursing have developed a video-game simulation that they say can teach doctors and nurses to work more collaboratively by playing out tense situations in a virtual world. Nursing professors worked with researchers at Baylor Scott & White and UT Dallas to develop the "game.
The federally funded project recently received two national awards at the 4th Annual Serious Games and Virtual Environments Arcade & Showcase during the 2014 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in San Francisco. The honors included a Best-in-Show award for the Academic Faculty Category and a 4th place award in the Technology Innovations division.
Dr. Beth Mancini is principal investigator for the nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality that funds GLIMPSE, or a “Game to Learn Important Communications Methods for Patient Safety Enhancement. Partners in the research were Baylor Scott & White Health’s Dr. Yan Xiao, director of patient safety research, and Susan Houston, director of nursing research at the hospital, as well as University of Texas at Dallas’ Marjorie Zielke.
Addressing Racial Disparities in Children with Diabetes through University/ Hospital/ Community Partnerships
Presented by Terri H. Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
March 24, 2014
Pickard Hall, room 549
Please join us for this timely presentation
Dr. Lipman is the Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, a Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Professor of Nutrition, and Professor of Nursing of Children at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is a recipient of the Norma M. Lang Distinguished Award for Scholarly Practice and Policy and in 2010 was a Visiting Fellow at Yale University School of Nursing.
(Tuesday, Mar. 18)
Former dean of nursing serves as panelist to select D Magazine award finalists
Elizabeth Poster, UT Arlington College of Nursing professor and former dean, served on a panel of four judges that selected the winners and finalists of D Magazine’s 2014 Excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth Nursing Awards. Becky McCulley of UT Southwestern was named a finalist in the Nursing Administration category. Ms. McCulley received her bachelor's and master's degrees from UT Arlington.
(Thursday, Mar. 13)
Interprofession Education Program Links Social Work and Nursing Students
Through the Interprofessional Education Program, students learn how nurses and social workers can work together in addressing problems that impede health.
The university’s program was funded by an $860,000 Health Resources and Services Administration advanced nursing education grant awarded in 2012.
Interprofessional education brings students from different disciplines together to create a holistic approach to health care. With collaboration and learning to work with other health professionals, health outcomes for patients improve.
Nursing faculty working with this project are Dr. Judy LeFlore and Dr. Mindi Anderson.
video describing project
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