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School of Nursing Graduates Present Internationally

Aug. 15, 2023
UT Austin School of Nursing 2023 honors program graduates Brianna Garza and Tobechukwu (Tobi) Phillips presented their research at international conferences over the summer.

Eun-Ok Im Named Dean of the School of Nursing

July 10, 2023
Eun-Ok Im began her appointment as dean of the School of Nursing on Sept. 1. Im, who was recently the senior associate dean for research and innovation and the Edith Folsom Honeycutt Endowed Chair in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta, succeeds Alexa Stuifbergen, who stepped down after 14 successful years as the school’s dean.

Nurses Week 2023

May 6, 2023
The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing celebrates Nurses Week by highlighting a few of our alumni who work diligently toward improving health care for all. Every graduate has their own unique motivation for choosing this profession; however, the common theme is always making a difference. Read more about our honorees below and join us in celebrating all Texas Nurse leaders.

Reducing Physical and Mental Health Disparities Among Aging Adults

May 4, 2023
Meet Janiece Taylor, MSN 2009 and PHD 2014, a two-time graduate of the UT Austin School of Nursing. Dr. Taylor is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing where she is continuing her work in the areas of pain and women’s health, and aging and disability research.

Utilizing Nursing Research and Education to Improve Patient Care

May 4, 2023
Meet Jonathan Hecht, a two-time UT Austin School of Nursing alumnus, BSN 2004 and MSN 2011, and a current part-time PhD student. “I am currently a Nursing Director at Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas at Austin. My responsibilities include oversight of the inpatient abdominal transplant program, the neurosciences service line, and advanced practice.”

Setting Higher Standards of Care for US Armed Forces and Beyond

May 4, 2023
Meet Christopher VanFosson, a 2017 PhD graduate who has been in the Army for 22 years. He is married to another nurse, Kelly, and they have four adult children. “I am a critical care nurse by training and have mostly burn and trauma experience. I’ve deployed twice for about a year each time during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2004) and Operation Enduring Freedom (2010-2011).”
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. 26, 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).
Drs. Sharon Horner and John Lowe holding their awards.

2022 Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame welcomes Sharon Horner and John Lowe

Sept. 22, 2022
Sharon Horner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Dolores Sands Chair for Nursing Research and John Lowe, PhD, RN, FAAN, Joseph Blades Centennial Memorial Professor in Nursing, were inducted into the 2022 Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.