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Dr.  John Lowe and Dr.  Shannon N. Zenk

NINR Director Dr. Shannon Zenk Provides Keynote for 3rd International Indigenous Nursing Research Summit

Jan. 26, 2023
Indigenous researchers from 10 countries—Australia, Canada, Guam, Guyana, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Taiwan, Torres Strait Islands, and the U.S.—shared research findings and approaches to address the health and well-being of Indigenous populations worldwide at the 3rd International Indigenous Nursing Research Summit.
Dr. Kavita Radhakrishnan

Dr. Kavita Radhakrishnan Secures $6.5M in New NIH Funding to Move Digital Games Research Forward

Jan. 25, 2023
Since 2018, Associate Professor Kavita Radhakrishnan, PhD, MSEE, RN, FAAN, has been finding successful ways to encourage and monitor patients with heart failure (HF) through sensor-controlled digital games (SCDGs). In the spring of 2022, she launched two new R01 projects funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health, totaling $6.5 million.
Dr. Bo Xie

Dr. Bo Xie Receives NIH Funding for Research on Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers

Jan. 24, 2023
The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing Professor Bo Xie, PhD, FGSA, has received a $561,417 grant from the National Institute on Aging in the National Institutes of Health for a high-priority R56 research project titled Tailoring Responses to ADRD Caregivers' Information Wants Through Human-Machine Collaboration (TRACO).
Dr. Tonychris Nnaka

NIH T32 Pre-Doctoral Fellow and Jonas Scholar Continues Training at Dartmouth School of Medicine

Jan. 24, 2023
After a tragic incident that Tonychris Nnaka, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, experienced when he was 8 years old, he decided that whatever he would do in life, it would be related to saving lives and serving the needs of underserved people.
Luci Baines Johnson and Ian J. Turpin

School Establishes the Luci Baines Johnson and Ian J. Turpin Center for Gerontological Nursing

Jan. 24, 2023
The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing’s efforts to educate top nurses and improve care for older adults will continue to grow, thanks to a gift from long-time UT supporters Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin, to create the Luci Baines Johnson and Ian J. Turpin Center for Gerontological Nursing.
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Thriving Through the Holidays

Dec. 15, 2022
In this episode, Jacki Hecht and Shannon Jones discuss the often unspoken or hidden feelings around grief and loneliness to make this holiday season a bit sweeter.
Nursing Students at the Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations to the Class of Fall 2022!

Dec. 1, 2022
On Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. (CST), the School of Nursing will host a ceremony at the Bass Concert Hall in honor of the graduating Class of 2022. The School of Nursing community is excited to honor your achievements and celebrate this moment with your friends and family.
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The Black Men’s Health Clinic: A Place to Get Care You Can Trust

Nov. 10, 2022
Co-moderators Shannon W. Jones and Jacki Hecht interviewed Larry Wallace, Sr. and Tara Trower.
Jeff Petter¬son

A Legacy Continues: Endowed Scholarships in Nursing - Support Future Generations of Longhorns

Nov. 7, 2022
As a first-generation graduate of UT Austin in 1971, Jeff Petter­son realized that other than his family, UT Austin has had the greatest impact on his life and career success.
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Texas Outdoor Family Makes Texas Parks More Accessible to Diverse Communities

Oct. 27, 2022
Co-moderators Shannon W. Jones and Jacki Hecht interviewed Nicole Renfro, who is a dedicated volunteer for causes that preserve natural resources.