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School of Nursing Receives Grant to Address Social Determinants of Health in Travis County

July 10, 2019

A one-year, $250,000 grant was awarded to The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing by the Houston-based Episcopal Health Foundation to conduct a community-centric needs assessment inclusive of social determinants of health. The assessment will be instrumental in informing services that will be provided by a new comprehensive community-based health clinic in the 78617 zip code neighborhood located in Southeast Travis County.

UT Austin Nurse Leaders Honored by the American Academy of Nursing

July 2, 2019

Two UT Austin School of Nursing faculty members will be inducted into the 2019 class of fellows of the American Academy of NursingKaren Johnson, PhD, RN, associate professor; and Julie Zuñiga, PhD, RN, assistant professor, are among 231 highly distinguished nurse leaders to be inducted during the AAN policy conference in Washington, D.C., October 26, 2019.

Faculty Member Honored

June 27, 2019

Cara Young, PhD, RN, FNP-C, assistant professor, was inducted into the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). 

Nursing Collaborations Boost Community Health: A refugee population receives warm welcome and access to health care

June 19, 2019

In east Austin live a largely unknown refugee population who fled their native Burma (also referred to as Myanmar) several years ago, forced to leave because of persecution by the ruling parties in their homeland. They are Matu, a tribe of the ethnic Chin group, and were accepted into the United States after genocidal attacks by the Burmese military junta. Approximately 50,000 members of the Chin group now live in the U.S., and 35 to 50 Matu families have found refuge in the city of Austin.

UT Austin Alumna to Lead Future of Nursing Committee

May 22, 2019

An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is extending the vision for the nursing profession into 2030 and charting a path for the nursing profession to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and well-being of the U.S. population in the 21st century.

And UT Austin is well-represented in the effort.

Marvin the Robot Takes SXSW Festival by Storm: Psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner students meet the tech world

May 22, 2019

Each year the SXSW Festival provides a stage where the global music industry alongside film and technology professionals can strut their stuff and make personal and work-related connections as well as discover the next generation of talent. This year was no exception as Marvin the School of Nursing’s telehealth robot wheeled onto the scene, wowing visitors of the MedTech and Health Expo interactive section.

The Fourth Trimester: Maternal health and the continuum of childbearing

May 22, 2019

Traditionally, postpartum care has ended at about six weeks or 42 days after birth when new mothers are last seen by their obstetrician. However, a study published in 2017 found that one-third of maternal deaths occur between seven days and one year postpartum.

Recent Graduate Receives Campus-wide Recognition

May 22, 2019

Just under 40,000 undergraduates were registered at UT Austin in 2018, so when one of them receives a large number of awards, it’s noteworthy. That student is Kelsey Mumford, who received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in May 2019, and was recognized as an accomplished student not only by the School of Nursing, but across campus as well.

Changing Your World: Kelsey Mumford wants to help Texas become a healthier state

April 8, 2019

Growing up in the Austin area, senior Kelsey Mumford experienced the impact a top-tier research university can have on a community. “I saw the work UT was doing, and it was the only school I applied to,” she says. Little did she know when she was a little girl dressing up in Texas Cheer uniforms for Halloween that one day she would be representing the university on a state and national level as an advocate for better health policies.