News and awards, December 2017

Faculty updates and news

Hilaire Thompson, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics, received the 2018 Excellence in Neuroscience Education Award from the American Association of Neurosciences Nurses.

Executive Dean and Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Dean Azita Emami was elected to the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research Board of Directors.

Jenny Hsin-Chun Tsai, Psychosocial and Community Health co-published, “A multi-sector assessment of community organizational capacity for promotion of Chinese immigrant worker health” in American Journal of Industrial Medicine.

Margaret Heitkemper, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics presented at the 4th Annual National Institute of Nursing Research Director’s Lecture. 

Frances Marcus Lewis, Family and Child Nursing, will give the keynote address at the Puget Sound Oncology Nurses Society Annual Meeting in Washington on March 2-3, 2018.

Student awards

Three DNP-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner third-year students Mariah Schreven, Lauren Schorr and Charisse Timbol were selected for Pediatric Pulmonary Center Traineeships funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), Washington State Chapter awarded four project awards to DNP-PNP students.

  • Bethany Jerabek’s project “Improving Care for Children with Phrenic Nerve Pacing for Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome”
  • Kylee Schlepp’s project, “Population-based Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing process improvement in school-based clinic settings”
  • Mariah Schreven’s project, “Improving pediatric sleep environment assessment in primary care”
  • Jenn Bryson’s, Lauren Berglind’s & Lauren Rotkis’ project, “Building a nurse-run clinic for homeless teens: A partnership with Peace for the Streets by Kids (PSKS) from the Streets homeless youth center”

Michael Vaughn, DNP-PNP received a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Traineeship.

Lauren Rotkis – DNP-PNP received a Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) traineeship.

Christine Eyler and Brianne Arnold both DNP students received Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Traineeships.

In the news

Also, listen to KNKX Sound Effect and hear one of our classes where midwives learn how to deal with potential blood loss during pregnancy.

Josephine Ensign, Psychosocial and Community Health received media coverage in the Seattle Times,  UW NewsKUOW, and KOMO News  for her work on the UW Doorway Project.