Innovative genomics program selects UTA professor to participate

Monday, Oct 18, 2021

portrait of Lynda Jarrell

Each year thirty individuals are selected to participate in the Translation and Integration of Genomics is Essential to Doctoral NuRsing (TIGER) cohort program, run by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Dr. Lynda Jarrell, clinical assistant professor and director of the Family Nurse Practitioner program in the Department of Graduate Nursing, was awarded the opportunity to take part in the 2022 TIGER cohort.

Dr. Jarrell has been with UTA for seven years and has developed a great interest in genomics. Genomics studies a person’s genes and utilizes them to provide diagnostic and therapeutic management to improve health. “It is a form of 'personalized' medicine. I believe our students will someday practice medicine solely based on genomics,” says Jarrell who hopes to integrate genomics into her courses with the help of TIGER.

Conducted through Vanderbilt University, TIGER aims to prepare doctoral nurses to translate and integrate genetic and genomic content into nursing academic curricula, scholarship, and practice. Designed by and for doctoral nurses, TIGER hopes to have a nationwide outreach to help prepare the current and future doctoral nursing workforce in genomics.

“This program will expand my knowledge in the field of genomics and enable me to prepare my students for the future,” expresses Jarrell.

-Written by Madeline Perez, College of Nursing and Health Innovation