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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | Current Endowments
    Thomas Distinguished Professorship in Innovative Health Care Delivery Endowed Professorships Theodore J And Mary E Trumble Professorship in Aging Research PARTNERS Endowed Professorship in Nursing Patricia L Starck PARTNERS Endowed Professorship in Nursing Margaret A Barnett PARTNERS Professorship in Nursing Suzie Conway Endowed Professorship in Nursing Judy Fred Professorship in Nursing PARTNERS Professorship Endowed Scholarships Texas Graduate Nurses Association Scholarship and Loan Fund Dean Ornish M D Endowed Scholarship UT School Of Nursing Houston PARTNERS Scholarship Fund Dawn M Gross Memorial Scholarship Fund Roseann Waindel Endowed Memorial Scholarship for Emergency Care Nursing William Randolph Hearst Endowed Nursing Scholarship Ed and Myrtle Stinnett Scholarship Helen Jimenez Dichoso R N Endowed Scholarship Houston Sigma Kappa Foundation Endowed Scholarship Charles and Sybil Nolan Oncology Nursing Endowed Scholarship The Rennie Makohon Lesem Endowed Scholarship in Nursing Nancy A Akers Endowed Scholarship William Randolph Hearst Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Endowment Jo Ellen Reed Gilstrap R N Scholarship Fund Florence and Harold Smith Memorial Scholarship Marian Frutiger Endowed Scholarship in Gerontology Nursing Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship Fund for Baccalaureate Nursing Students Ben Love Partners Scholarship Nancy Bergstrom Gerontological Nursing Scholarship Endowment The Dr Frank L Cole Scholarship The Anna C Saunders Scholarship The Patricia L Starck Scholarship Endowment President James T Willerson Nancy Beamer Willerson Endowed Scholarship in The Son Annie Richardson Norris and Edward Pershing Norris Sr Endowed Scholarship in Nursing Elaine Elizabeth Barbiere Scholarship Joseph C and Selenia E Valley Memorial Scholarship in Geriatric Nursing Rafaela Garcia Saqr Nursing Scholarship Hershal Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship Tanya Kay Ostwald Memorial Scholarship Fund Linda Walker Winter Memorial Scholarship UTHSON Alumni Endowment John S Dunn Nursing Scholars Program Faculty Research Endowments School of Nursing Endowment Research Fund Elizabeth W Quinn Oncology Research Award PARTNERS Faculty Research Scholar Fund Awards Endowments The Harris County Medical Society Auxiliary Award For

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    nurses working across care settings with older adults The program was designed by Fay with the help of a grant from the Houston Geriatric Education Center part of UTHealth s Consortium on Aging According to the Department of Health and Human Services DHHS in 2009 there were 39 6 million adults ages 65 and older DHHS estimates by 2030 there will be around 72 1 million older adults The U S Census projects older adults will account for 60 percent of patients in general medical hospital units 80 percent of home care visits and 85 percent of nursing home residents This program has really helped our staff refocus on the specific needs of our aging patients says Thornton who is a nurse manager for one of the medical surgical units at The Methodist Willowbrook Hospital We are able to look at things differently such as preventing patient falls ways to reduce unnecessary readmissions and share what we ve learned with the rest of our nursing team Registered nurses for the program are recruited from hospitals in the Texas Medical Center and outlying hospitals hospice facilities and home health organizations providing health service in suburban and rural hospitals around Houston We wanted to create a program that would train registered nurses to become leaders and experts in the best geriatric practices so they could take the skills and knowledge gained in the program back to their respective hospitals said Fay Over a period of six months participants attend four day long workshops that include classroom lectures a simulation skills lab and a clinical academic project Nurses can gain up to 40 contact hours of nursing continuing education The program fee is paid by participants or their employers The program has been a nice bridge for nurses who were once considering going

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    t be more important to us said Kevin Dillon senior executive vice president Mark Ferguson manager of utility systems says savings is the name of the game Whether energy prices are up or down energy savings is our goal We are always looking at energy consumption and how our buildings can be as efficient as possible Ferguson said Some of the significant savings in the past decade came after the conversion from manual controls to building automation systems UTHealth s School of Nursing and Student Community Center SONSCC a LEED Gold rated building and other newer facilities have also contributed to energy savings Energy efficient roofs and walls water saving appliances lighting controls motion sensors and other fixtures all make a difference when it comes to reducing the energy usage index Ferguson said In addition the Controls and Utilities team has implemented innovative ideas which have played a key role in savings For example modifications to direct digital controls have enabled the team to make cooling and heating in laboratories more efficient At University Center Tower Ferguson s team has implemented a heat reclamation program Another project is underway at the Fayez S Sarofim Research Building to reclaim condensation which could then be used for the building s landscape Maintaining the utility systems and rapidly detecting and repairing problems are also critical to the goals of maintaining a safe comfortable environment while reducing energy usage Controls and Utilities team members continuously monitor for unusual energy use Technicians along with the maintenance team are prepared to respond quickly if a leak springs or another utility system breakdown occurs Recently we detected a make up water leak on a secondary chilled water system that would have cost the university 13 000 a year or more if it had not been repaired Ferguson

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    earned a standing ovation from the show s celebrity judges and propelled her to the competition s final round Millions of viewers were moved not only by her singing but also by the inspirational story of her recovery from Hodgkin s Lymphoma In Houston for a consultation at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Padilla auditioned for and won a full scholarship to the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston where she earned a master s degree in vocal performance in 2004 A native of Guadalajara Mexico Padilla now performs a wide ranging repertoire as a soloist and speaks at events to benefit people with life threatening illnesses and to promote health care Her beautiful triumphant story has inspired the lives of many people around the world and makes Barbara Padilla an outstanding guest speaker for an event supporting the healing profession of nursing said UTHealth School of Nursing Dean Patricia Starck D S N R N Chris Pappas president and CEO of Pappas Restaurants Inc and CEO of Luby s Fuddruckers Restaurants LLC and his wife Maria will be honored during the luncheon for their service to the UTHealth School of Nursing and nursing education Maria and Chris Pappas have been supporters of the School for long time said Dean Starck They care very much about giving opportunity to young people who want to dedicate their lives to helping others PARTNERS stands for Promoting Advancement Resources to Nursing Education Research and Students The organization was formed in 1994 to lend support and encouragement for students and faculty of the UTHealth School of Nursing through scholarships endowments faculty research grants and student services This year PARTNERS will award its 100th full nursing scholarship To date the organization holds a 1 million endowment to support its

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    Calvin s students described her with words including incredible outstanding fair accessible as well as enthusiastic and caring She was particularly lauded for her responsiveness and availability to her students Dr Calvin always provokes independent thought driven problem solving one student wrote She is open to hearing our opinions and thoughts but what sets her apart is taking those same opinions and thoughts into consideration moving forward Calvin who started at UTHealth in July 2001 received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing B S N from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and her master s and Ph D in Nursing from The University of Texas at Austin She was the first palliative care nurse researcher at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital and focuses her research interests on advance care planning and end of life issues Giardino the faculty member chosen by graduate students joined UTHealth in 2006 after teaching and practicing at La Salle University School of Nursing for 16 years She earned her Ph D at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education in1989 and her M S N degree at Widener University in 1983 Her B S N is from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia Giardino was cited by her students as credit to this institution who is everything any genuine student can ask of a teacher One nominator wrote She is excited about our clinical experiences and opportunities for learning new skills and acquiring new knowledge By still working in the clinics herself I think she is able to relate more to the experiences and questions students encounter Another student described Giardino simply as an excellent educator and mentor Students at each of the six UTHealth schools choose a John P McGovern Outstanding Teacher on the criteria of stimulating curiosity promoting professional development and

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    efforts of delivering multidisciplinary care to our patients I am extremely pleased to have him as an addition to our staff at UTHS Podiatrists are healthcare practitioners who specialize in the medical orthopedic and or surgical management of foot and ankle problems A podiatrist is licensed to diagnose and treat common foot problems such as bunions callouses corns warts fungus nails heel pain arthritic conditions athletic conditions plantar fasciitis infections diabetic foot care and wound management Wolf comes to UTHealth after a lengthy career of clinic and hospital practice in Texas and Colorado He attended The University of Texas at Austin and earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine D P M degree from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago He performed a podiatric surgical residency at Detroit s Woodward General Hospital While a captain in the U S Air Force he served as chief of the podiatry service at the USAF Academy Hospital in Colorado Springs Colo Four years ago I decided there was a significant need for a diabetes education program here at UTHealth specifically I wanted UTHS to take the lead in developing not only diabetes education but a full diabetes center of excellence explained Mackey who also is the nursing school s associate dean for practice and the PARTNERS Professor of Clinical Nursing To accomplish such a task the nursing and medical school must necessarily become partners as the cornerstones of a diabetes center Other team members include social workers pharmacists dietitians and podiatrists Wolf plans for seamless collaboration of foot care services with the other UTHealth clinics and will assist patients with insurance coverage including Medicare Blue Cross and Blue Shield and other healthcare plans We are committed to offering the latest and most effective technologies and or procedures presently available to the podiatric

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    of Nursing has been elected chair elect of the Translational Key Function Committee of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards CTSA consortium Her term as chair will begin in 2012 The committee s mission is to develop infrastructure to facilitate advancements of novel translational research and technologies through the CTSA consortium in collaboration with the NIH Membership is composed of scientists from voting CTSA institutions around the country and federal

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    recognized for my research with stroke survivors and their family caregivers said Ostwald Professionals affiliated with AHA are committed to working together to reduce the disability and death caused by heart disease and stroke in the United States and worldwide and I am very pleased to be a part of this effort Ostwald also received the Competence in Aging Award which recognizes members of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing who

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