Nursing Shark Tank winner: Dr. Sarah Gimbel

Thank you to all who participated in Nursing Shark Tank!

2017 Shark Tank presenters

Faculty presenters: Drs. Sarah Gimbel, Butch de Castro, Wendy Barrington and Betty Bekemeier

At Nursing Shark Tank, nurse researchers tried to convince our audience – the Sharks – to give them the funding they need to turn their projects into reality. Sharks are venture philanthropists working to ensure that the UW continues its work to make the world a better place, and further prove that Together, we are boundless.

Thank you to all who participated in our version of the television show and support our spirit of entrepreneurship and scientific research!

 

Bringing Global Lessons Home: Gardens, Pathways and the Microbiome

Dr. Sarah Gimbel, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Child Nursing and adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Global Health, was voted the winning presenter and received $10,000 in funding for her project. She introduced Sharks to her exciting work in Peru, where she has been working since 2009 with her presentation Bringing Global Lessons Home: Gardens, Pathways and the Microbiome.

Watch her presentation:

Sharks heard four presentations by UW School of Nursing faculty members. These faculty members have projects that have the potential to change the world. They only need funding. The presenters tried to convince the Sharks to give them the funding they need to advance their projects and be a world of good.

The other faculty presenters received $1,000 to support their projects:

Transforming Nurses Through Service Learning

Dr. Wendy Barrington, assistant professor of Psychosocial and Community Health and an adjunct assistant professor in Epidemiology, presented a her project, Transforming Nurses Through Service Learning.

PHAST Public Health Activities & Services Tracking

Dr. Betty Bekemeier, professor of Psychosocial and Community Health, adjunct associate professor of Public Health and director of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice presented on PHAST: Public Health Activities & Services Tracking.

NursePossible

Dr. Butch de Castro, the associate dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and professor of Psychosocial and Community Health, introduced an outreach program to help increase outreach efforts to a diverse population.

Venture philanthropists

This event is made possible by the David B. and Jody Evans Smith Endowment for Innovation in Nursing and gifts from generous donors, without whom the event would not be possible. Please join them in providing seed money and award for innovative research, education and practice projects.

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