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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    launched the Healthy Eating and Lifestyles Program HELP We want to provide residents of Houston and surrounding areas who have diabetes with support and proper knowledge on taking care of themselves said Laura Rooney D N P APRN nurse practitioner and coordinator of patient care activities at UTHS She is also an assistant professor of clinical nursing at the UTHealth School of Nursing The purpose of HELP is to educate diabetics and their families about the disease Program enrollees will learn more about the disease process in order to reduce future complications from diabetes After all knowledge is power and allows for control of their condition said Rooney HELP is certified by the American Association of Diabetes Educators AADE The program focuses on self management and enrollees will learn material such as seven healthy behaviors to control cope and reduce complications from diabetes Healthy eating and the importance of being active will also be emphasized as part of HELP Peer to peer discussions and material provided by health care professionals will be important components to the program The program will serve as an extension of the information health care providers give their patients said Rooney In addition to the healthy behaviors we reinforce other areas that should be monitored such as foot care eye exams and regular blood sugar testing Another aspect of the program is the communication Rooney and colleagues will maintain with patient s physicians throughout the Houston area Program staff will provide follow up dialogue with the referring physician or nurse practitioner to determine if information patients are learning in HELP sessions is being translated into their at home health care Fees for HELP are covered by Medicare Medicaid and most other insurance companies The program will be open to only adults in the beginning but Rooney

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    five years to Dec 2016 for new programs with no compliance concerns Forty six students currently are seeking the D N P degree Twenty five are new to the program and started classes in fall 2011 Let me once again thank our faculty and staff who did the major work on this project said UTHealth School of Nursing Dean Patricia L Starck D S N R N And I thank everyone for keeping our school worthy of the commendations we received UTHealth s Nurse Anesthesia program which just turned 35 years old also was granted continued accreditation after a two day site visit by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs COA The COA is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the U S Department of Education Awarded the maximum reaccreditation of 10 years the next review will be in fall 2021 The COA is especially pleased with the program s endeavors to strive for excellence COA Executive Director Francis Gerbasi Ph D noted in his official comments We recognize that receiving no citations during the program s on site review process is a tremendous accomplishment derived from focused attention to program

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    two time national ballroom dancing champion Lester Smith read selections from his 2010 hardcover book You Gotta DANCE Like No One s Watching which highlights his inspirational experiences and outlook on life All profits from sales go to fighting breast cancer and supporting genomic research Honorary guest K Lance Gould M D who is Smith s cardiologist and friend spoke extemporaneously about his admiration for nurses and their critical role in health care The Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished University Chair at the UTHealth Medical School Gould also is professor and executive director of the Weatherford PET Center for Preventing and Reversing Atherosclerosis Kellum Tice a student in the M S N program spoke on behalf of his fellow students who also have received scholarships from PARTNERS to help them pursue their degrees at UTHealth School of Nursing Briefly taking the podium were PARTNERS past chair Sheri Henriksen and Judi McGee this year s chair as well as Patricia L Starck D S N R N dean of the School of Nursing and UTHealth s senior vice president for community affairs Cathy Rozmus D S N R N associate dean of academic affairs for the School of Nursing was introduced as the first holder of the new PARTNERS Professorship The 2012 PARTNERS Spring Luncheon which benefits programs and services for School of Nursing is set for April 26 at the River Oaks Country Club The announced theme for this year s event is Generations of Nurses honoring PARTNERS members who are nurses or former nurses Honorary chairs will be three women in the family of the legendary heart surgeon Denton Cooley M D his wife Louise daughter Susan Cooley King Ph D and Susan s daughter Mary Plumb who currently is a student in the school s M S N program All

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    Nursing a joint effort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation RWJF and Institute of Medicine IOM She also recently chaired the National Advisory Committee for Transforming Care at the Bedside initiative led by the RWJF and the IOM The consensus Future of Nursing report developed four key messages Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression Nurses should be full partners with physicians and other health care professionals in redesigning health care in the United States Effective workforce planning and policy making require better data collection and information infrastructure From 3 30 5 30 p m on Dec 7 UTHealth School of Nursing PARTNERS and the Houston Association for Nursing History presents A Stamp of Approval Fifty Years of Celebrating Nursing Featured speakers include special guest and School of Nursing alum Adrian Melissinos M S N 87 B S N 82 Dorothy A Otto Ed D M S N associate professor in the Department of Nursing Systems and Mary Martha Stinnett past president and current board member of PARTNERS The presentations will celebrate 50 years in the

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    week in November The first presentation is Tuesday Nov 1 6 30 p m at Holocaust Museum Houston 5401 Caroline St Based on Benedict s extensive grant funded research at archives in England Germany Poland Austria and Israel about the Nazi euthanasia program she will present But I Wanted to Live Interviews with Nurses and Physicians who Assisted with the Medical Experiments in Auschwitz and Ravensbrück Concentration Camps Benedict will be introduced by Sheldon Rubenfeld M D clinical professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine who will speak about German physicians betrayal of the Hippocratic Oath during the Third Reich Rubenfeld also is the editor of Medicine after the Holocaust From the Master Race to the Human Genome and Beyond Palgrave Macmillan c2009 UTHealth School of Nursing Dean Patricia L Starck D S N will conclude with remarks about the wisdom of Dr Viktor Frankl survivor of Auschwitz and author of the classic Man s Search for Meaning Beacon Press c1946 This event co sponsored by Holocaust Museum Houston is free and open to the public Online registration is available at http www hmh org registerevent aspx On Thursday Nov 3 11 30 12 30 p m Benedict will discuss Developing an Ethics Research Component in Existing and Future Projects in the Albert and Margaret Alkek Auditorium UTHealth School of Nursing 6901 Bertner Ave Benedict is an emeritus professor of nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston S C She is a D S N graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing and has taught extensively during her career In 1996 she was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik and in 2009 she was a visiting professor at the University of Botswana in Africa The Nov 3 lecture

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    The University of Texas System Office of Health Affairs The name change better reflects the department mission to educate family nurse practitioner students DNP students and undergraduate pediatric psych mental health and OB students said Assistant Dean and Department Chair Nancy H Busen Ph D Family Health is also the home to graduate and undergraduate pathophysiology that covers the lifespan The faculty expertise lies with health concerns dealing with families

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    way to honor a loved one and support the School for years said Dean Starck who also is UTHealth s senior vice president for community affairs Deserving nursing students will benefit from these scholarships for many decades into the future Christine Brosnan Dr PH former associate dean for academic affairs and now retired but working part time and husband Dr Patrick Brosnan unveiled a portrait of Elaine Elizabeth Barbiere deceased who was memorialized with an endowed scholarship It was established by her late mother Mabel Barbiere together with Mrs Barbiere s daughter Christine and son in law Patrick in memory of Christine s sister The teenager was remembered by her extant family as an outstanding student a guitar player and a devoted Star Trek fan Sharon Ostwald Ph D the Isla Carroll Turner Chair in Gerontological Nursing and coordinator of international programs and husband Melvin Ostwald established an endowed scholarship to pay tribute to their daughter Tanya Ostwald who passed away 26 months ago In remarks she was recalled as someone who walked gently on the earth and loved working with the School s faculty staff and students during 10 years in the Center for Education and Information Resources CEIR Melvin Ostwald expressed the family s appreciation to the more than 50 School of Nursing employees who made donations to the endowment Before the official unveilings Dean Starck described the challenging new academic year ahead and cited a record breaking total enrollment of 965 students to date The total includes 404 graduate students of which 93 are doctoral candidates Actual fall 2010 enrollment was 886 students which was at that time the highest student enrollment in the School s history Dean Starck shared news of recent hiring faculty accolades administrative changes in several areas and plans to centralize staff and

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    the Aldine Independent School District AISD Students enjoy doing community nursing out in the schools because they are able to apply the health promotion and protection concepts they learned in class said Gallagher Vision and hearing screening with children at the beginning of the school year is crucial to ensuring that the kids are ready to learn During the community clinical in the AISD students are trained to do vision hearing scoliosis and acanthosis screening Students who placed with a school nurse spend part of their clinical in an elementary school and the rest in a middle school We place students in 10 different elementary and middle schools Gallagher said Studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC estimate that nearly 15 percent of children in the U S have some extent of hearing loss and about one in every 1 000 school age children has vision impairment The Texas Health and Safety Code requires that all children enrolled for the first time in any public private parochial or denominational school in Texas or who meet certain grade criteria must be screened or have a professional examination for possible vision and hearing problems Thanks for sending me two

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