News Category: Centers & Initiatives

Healthy Lifestyle Change Program: Chronic disease self-management leads to improved health and well-being

Feb. 8, 2019

The ad Jessie Wilborn saw at church sounded like something that might finally help her get her diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure under control.

“The program seemed simple enough, and I could see it offered a lot of support,” Jessie, a 70-year-old African American from Austin, said about A Better Me, a program designed to help participants set fitness goals and achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Award-Winning Faculty Provide Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Education

Jan. 24, 2019

Carol Delville, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, clinical assistant professor in nursing, and Glenda Joiner-Rogers, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, clinical assistant professor in nursing, have been recognized as Distinguished Educators in Gerontological Nursing by the National Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence. The Hartford Center’s mission is to enhance and sustain the capacity and competency of nurses to provide quality care to older adults by supporting nurse research, education and practice.

UT Austin Receives Professional Nursing Education Award: New curriculum promotes collaborative competencies and successful outcomes

Sept. 26, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin has received the 2018 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award in recognition of innovations in interprofessional (IP) education. The award recognizes that the UT Austin School of Nursing has met the ongoing challenge of providing large-scale, sustained, high-quality, team-based interprofessional education through the Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (FICP) course.

Bridge Builders: Closing the knowledge gap in self-management of chronic illnesses

Sept. 24, 2018

Miyong Kim, PhD, RN, FAAN, wasn’t about to let the grass grow under her feet once she arrived at The University of Texas at Austin in 2013. Determined from the outset to make a difference in the burgeoning health inequalities that exist in Central Texas and across the state, the renowned nurse scholar and educator went to work and in less than a year had received National Institutes of Health funding for a P30 Core Center in Self Management of Chronic Illness.

Long Term Care Center Receives $50,000 Grant from Aetna Foundation

April 11, 2018

The Center for Excellence in Aging Services and Long Term Care has received a $50,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation to create training courses for health care providers that improve the quality of care provided to Texas residents living in nursing homes.

All Through the Night: Reducing Nighttime Agitation in People with Alzheimer’s Disease

March 20, 2018

Kathy Richards, PhD, RN, FAAN and research professor at the UT Austin School of Nursing, knows personally the heartache of watching a loved one succumb to dementia and its many distressing symptoms.

Interprofessional Education: Learning to Value the Differences

Jan. 9, 2018

In order to improve patient outcomes and enhance the experience of care amid unprecedented health care challenges, future health care professionals must learn how to work seamlessly with the people they care for as well as the people who care with them at the bedside, in the clinic, and in the community.