November News & Awards

Faculty Accomplishments

Technology developed by Nurse Disrupted, founded by alumni Bre Loughlin, is helping shelters in our communities today through instant virtual care. Learn more about how this technology came to be and its future goals on the Today Show.

Professor Monica R. Mclemore appeared on the Sing for Science podcast to talk about reproductive healthcare statistics and spoke in KPFA’s radio feature story, “After Roe: In Search of Reproductive Justice”.

Jody Early and Michelle Shin

Jody Early (left), Michelle Shin (right)

Assistant Professor Michelle Shina and UW Bothell School of Nursing & Health Studies Professor Jody Early received recent pilot grants from the Population Health Initiative. Read more about the Population Health Initiative pilot grants.

Daniel Suárez-Baquero

Assistant Professor Daniel Suárez-Baquero was named one of the Latin American and Caribbean Sigma Region’s 100 most influential Nurses in Latin America.

UW Tacoma School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership Assistant Professor Chieh (Sunny) Cheng received a Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions Innovation Grant for “Using teen Mental Health First Aid to address mental health inequity among school youth”.

Executive Dean Azita Emami joined a discussion on the human rights crisis in Iran, “Woman. Life. Freedom: A Teach-in on the Humanitarian Crisis in Iran“.

Staff Accomplishments

Budget/Fiscal Analyst Lead Monique McClure’s published an article and photos on Disability, Accessibility, and Bird Photography in Seattle Audubon, was quoted in Seattle Times, co-led an accessible bird outing for Harborview Spinal Cord Injury Rehab patients at Green Lake Park, co-led national virtual Disabled Birders Affinity Group event in Oct 2022, and advised the WA Dept of Fish and Wildlife on A.D.A. (accessibility) modifications for Skagit Wiley location.

ABSN Expansion Project Manager Joey Gray was inducted into the Mixed division Starting Class Ultimate Hall of Fame Class of 2022.

The Center for Anti-Racism in Nursing

The Center for Anti-Racism in Nursing landed $200k Robert Wood Johnson contract in partnership with Woodhull study investigators (Strategic Communications Expert Barbara Glickstein, and George Washington University School of Nursing Senior Policy Service Professor Diana Mason) to develop an internal report to inform future grant making specific to nurse-led or nurse adjacent anti-racism efforts.

Dr. Monica McLemore

Monica McLemore

The strategic advisory council to support Professor Monica R. McLemore, in her role as Interim Director for the Center for Anti-Racism has been named. These nationally recognized nursing leaders will advise Dr. McLemore in decision-making during her interim role and draft a mission, vision, and values statement for the Center.

Professor Monica R. McLemore received a $293k planning grant from The Susan T. Buffett foundation to expand the Abortion Care Training Incubator of Outstanding Nurse Scholars (ACTIONS) program to the University of Washington School of Nursing. She currently co-directs the original ACTIONS site at the University of California, San Francisco and this new expansion to the UW will be planned for clinical learners in partnership with the National Birth Equity Collaborative and midwifery faculty colleagues, Assistant Professor Molly Altman, UW Bothell School of Nursing & Health Studies Director of Nursing Meghan Eagen-Torkko and Assistant Professor Daniel Suarez Baquero.

The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging

The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Healthy Aging Scholarship recipients:

  • Emily Ahrens, Myrene C. McAninch Doctoral Scholar
  • Karl Cristie Figuracion, Healthy Aging Doctoral Scholar
  • Kuan-Ching Wu, Healthy Aging Doctoral Scholar
    • Topic: A theoretical framework for urinary tract infection prevention and management in community-dwelling older persons with dementia
    • Faculty Mentor: Associate Professor Oleg Zaslavsky
  • Tedra Hamel, Myrene C. McAninch Undergraduate Scholar
    • Topic: Understanding age-related physiological changes: a secondary analysis
    • Faculty Mentor: Professor Basia Belza
  • Esther Mwaniki, Germaine Krysan Undergraduate Scholar
    • Topic: Examining symptoms of post-intensive care syndrome in older intensive care unit survivors with end-stage renal disease
    • Faculty Mentor: Assistant Professor Maya Elias
  • Dariga Tugan, Healthy Aging Undergraduate Scholar
    • Topic: A descriptive analysis of variability in exercise (VO2 Max) to address differences in physical function and alleviation of symptoms in older adults living with HIV
    • Faculty Mentor: Professor Allison Webel