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Assistant Professor’ Manuscript Accepted for Publication

Feb. 5, 2019

Valerie Danesh, PhD, RN, CCRP, CCRN-K and assistant professor, was notified that her team’s manuscript titled “Telehealth in mental health nursing education: Healthcare simulation with remote presence technology” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.

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.

Researcher Named Fellow of National Society

Jan. 16, 2019

Rick Brown, PhD, has been elected to Fellowship in the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) in recognition of his long record of research and service to improve health.

Searching for Phenotype of Biomarkers: Research may identify those at risk of developing diabetes

Jan. 9, 2019

The good news is that people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and who are in routine care are living longer and healthier lives. The bad news is that because the virus puts them at risk for other diseases, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, this improvement may not be the end of the story. Even worse news, many people living with HIV (PLWH) are often unaware of this increased risk and go untreated.

Kids First: New training initiative focuses on Central Texas school nurses

Dec. 19, 2018

The job of a school nurse is much more than taking someone’s temperature or putting a Band Aid on a wound. Increasing numbers of students are entering schools with chronic health conditions requiring management during the school day. School nurses play a crucial role in the seamless, on-site provision of comprehensive health services to children and youth. That’s why they spent part of their time in school learning how to meet these needs. The School of Nursing offers the Kids First training program twice a year. The next session is scheduled for Monday, January 7th, 2019.

Precision Care in the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury: Genetic component has potential to affect recovery

Dec. 12, 2018

More than 40 million people show up in emergency rooms and health care clinics in the United States each year with a variety of serious injuries. Of these, approximately 2.5 million are traumatic brain injuries (TBI), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fortunately, the majority of TBI patients survive their injuries, although symptom burden remains high and disabilities may persist for years or decades after initial injury.

Donor Spotlight – Turtles, Philanthropy, and Nursing: The Walker Family Legacy

Nov. 15, 2018

You may have noticed the pair of 600-pound bronze turtles basking in the sun in the School of Nursing courtyard. They’re hard to miss! But they are a solid reminder of the generosity of one family, who recognized years ago that with great wealth comes a great opportunity to provide financial support to students in need — student nurses in particular.

Undergraduate Student Places Second in Research Competition

Nov. 14, 2018

Kelsey Mumford, a senior nursing student, finished in second place in the 2018 Texas Student Research Showdown. The competition is organized by the Office of Undergraduate Research at The University of Texas at Austin and gives students a chance to show off their science story chops.

Dean Emerita Dolores Sands Has Died: Former UT Austin School of Nursing leader made lasting impact

Oct. 31, 2018

Dolores Sands, a long-time leader in nursing science and education and former dean of The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, died Monday, Oct. 22, at the home of her son in The Woodlands, Texas.