National Geographic photographer and co-author of Nurse: A World of Care, Karen Kasmauski (pictured at left), will keynote the 2015 PARTNERS Spring Luncheon on April 22, which benefits programs and services for UTHealth School of Nursing. The event at the River Oaks Country Club also will honor philanthropists Bette and Ralph Thomas.
A lively luncheon at the School of Nursing and Student Community Center saluted, teased and serenaded three departing senior faculty leaders. The distinguished careers of retiring Drs. Patricia Starck, Dorothy Otto and Nancy Busen total nearly 97 years of involvement and innovating in nursing education.
On February 2nd, Dr. Lorraine Frazier (pictured at left) – a Distinguished Alumna who earned three graduate degrees at UTHealth – will become only the fourth dean in the School of Nursing’s 42-year history. She succeeds Dr. Patricia L. Starck, who steps down after an unmatched 30-year tenure as dean and will continuing serving as UTHealth’s senior vice president for Interprofessional Education.
UTHealth School of Nursing alumna Brittnee MacIntyre (pictured at left with Dean Starck in Washington) shared her perspective on the Texas Gulf Coast Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration Project at a Jan. 21 Capitol Hill briefing hosted by the Alliance for Health Reform. The federally-financed project is seeking to increase the number of advanced practice nursing graduates by 64 percent over four years.