July awards and news

July awards and news

Butch de Castro

Butch de Castro

Erin Blakeney, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics was selected as a scholar in the UW Implementation Science Training K12 Program.

Doris Boutain, Psychosocial and Community Health was recently funded by Best Start for Kids for her project entitled, Community-Designed Home-Based Programs and Practices. More information here

Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Butch de Castro, Psychosocial and Community Health co-authored Health of Philippine Emigrants Study (HoPES): study design and rationale.

Sarah Gimbel, Family and Child Nursing will be presenting at 11th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health in December 2018 in Washington, DC.

Two abstracts by Jenny Tsai, Psychosocial and Community health were selected for presentations at the Annual American Public Health Association conference in November.  Eunice Soh & Jenny Tsai:  Intersectionality Framework: Advancing Total Worker Health and the Health Equity Agenda. (Eunice is a 3rd PhD student who Tsai mentors.) Jenny Tsai & Jerry Herting:  A Pilot Community-based Basic Worker Health Education Trial for Advancing Immigrant Worker Health.

Teresa Ward in the Sleep Lab

Teresa Ward

Two faculty members Hilaire Thompson, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics was elected to the Washington State of Academy Sciences and Cathryn Booth-LaForce, Family and Child Nursing was re-elected by state academy membership to be the board treasurer. More information here.

Teresa Ward, Psychosocial and Community Health is principal investigator of a grant entitled, Sleep Self-Management Intervention for Children with Juvenile Arthritis,” which was just awarded a R21 from NIH/NINR.

The University of Washington Healthy Brain Research Network (HBRN) center, in conjunction with the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging, has received a 2018 APEX Grand Award for publishing excellence, for “Connecting with AAPIs About Dementia: An Action Guide for Service Providers.”

UW Nursing fundraising campaign update – With a goal of $40 million, we are at 95% term as we have reached $38.4 million with roughly two years remaining.  See attached slide for more information.

On July 16-20, we held Nurse Camp and celebrated its 10th Anniversary. Nurse Camp is a free week-long day camp geared towards increasing access and opportunities in nursing to minority and low-income high school sophomores and juniors who are at least 16 years of age by the first day of camp. We received some great media coverage below:

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