April News and Awards

The Daily UW wrote an article about our partnership with Premera Blue Cross to create a rural nursing program.

COVID-19 News

The UW School of Nursing has partnered with Public Health–Seattle & King County to give students three opportunities to join frontline efforts to meet health needs and treat patients suffering from COVID-19, the deadly disease caused by the virus. Read more on UW News.

Our nursing students are helping field COVID-19 call center calls with Seattle King County Public Health. Watch KIRO-7’s news report on it here.

UW Tacoma nursing faculty, Robin Evans-Agnew  wrote an op-ed in the News tribute, titled, “Even if we get enough coronavirus supplies, we don’t have enough nurses”. He also co-authored an op-ed in the Morning Consult, “An Equal-Opportunity Virus in a Nation of Inequity”.

Nora Kenworthy, associate professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post, titled Crowdfunding is an imperfect weapon against the pandemic.

Tatiana Sadak spoke on an episode of the AARP and TZVW’s “Spread the Facts”. Find video of the episode here.

Mayumi Willgerodt co-authored a paper in the Journal of Hospital Medicine co-authored a recent paper outlining how to provide clinical education in our current crisis, while maximizing welfare and education, titled, ‘Education in a Crisis: The Opportunity of Our Lives’.

Weichao Yuwen, assistant professor at UW Tacoma, is quoted in a Northwest Asian Weekly article, among other members of the Pacific-Northwest Chinese Nurses Association, speaking about working during COVID-19.

Faculty Achievements:

Molly Altman‘s article in Social Science and Medicine (“Information and power: women of color’s experiences interacting with health care providers in pregnancy and birth”) was cited in the World Health Organization’s State of the World’s Nursing report just recently released this year, as reference #114. Find the report here.

Basia Belza was recognized with the Western Institute of Nursing’s 2020 Anna Shannon Mentorship Award

Barbara Cochrane and Teresa Ward were inducted into the Western Academy of Nurses at the 53rd Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference. 

Joelle Fathi, Paula Cox-North and Sarah Matthews created free modules for providers on the fundamentals of telehealth care delivery.

Margret Heitkemper was asked to serve to the review panel for the NIH Pioneer Awards in April.  

Amy Howell‘s and Renee Cantarini poster abstract was accepted at the Center for Teaching and Learning Symposium at the UW on April 6, 2020, titled ”Teaching EQ: Strategies for success in graduate school & beyond”.

Mayumi Willgerodt selected as a National Academy of School Nursing (NASN) fellow and was awarded a NASN grant, titled “Determinants of School Nurse Sensitive Outcomes Indicators”.

Student Achievements:

Nathan Dreesmann

Katie Blanchard, PhD student and Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety Occupational Health Nursing trainee, was featured in a recent article about how her personal experience motivated her research in workplace violence.

Congratulations to Nathan Dreesmann on being named one of the 2020-2021 Magnuson Scholars. Nathan is a PhD student, find his scholar spotlight here.

Alumni Achievements:

Patty Hayes, School of Nursing alum ’76, ’80 and Director of Public Health–Seattle & King County, received the UWAA Alumna Summa Laude Dignatus Award.

DNP-PHN graduate Dr. Sydney Record, DNP alum ’19, was interviewed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing about her role as the Director of Staff Development and Infection Prevention at a Seattle-area skilled nursing facility.

Patty Hayes (left) and Dean Azita Emami (right)