A podium presentation abstract about the benefits of pet attachment on the disadvantaged homebound elderly, by Dr. Sandy Branson (pictured at left) and her group, took first place at UTHealth School of Nursing’s annual Research Day.
On St. Patrick’s Day, UTHealth School of Nursing Dean Lorraine Frazier swapped her shamrock-green duds for western wear and joined other educational grantees at a RodeoHouston reception hosted by Chairman of the Board Jack Lyons (pictured at left). A gift of $450,000 from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ helps support the Accelerated PhD Scholars Program.
Dr. Nancy Redeker (pictured at left), the Beatrice Renfield Professor in Nursing and director of the Biobehavioral Laboratory at Yale School of Nursing, will be keynote speaker for UTHealth School of Nursing’s Research Day 2015 on Friday, March 20. She will present on “Sleep in Acute and Chronic Conditions” at 9 a.m. in the Cooper Classroom (SON 330). Poster and podium presentations will continue until 3 p.m.
A “Love Celebration” to honor the life of the late John R. Berlitz, Jr. (pictured at left), a student in the BSN Pacesetter program at the UTHealth School of Nursing, will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, at the Galveston County Fair Grounds, 10118 Hwy 6, Hitchcock, TX 77563. Berlitz was an Emergency Medical Technician, a volunteer with Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department and one of three School of Nursing representatives on the health science center's Student InterCouncil.
Boston Yoder (BSN) on her journey to a ‘lifetime of difference’ in nursing