Dr. Peter Slivinski (pictured), a Nurse Anesthesia teaching associate, is the 2018 honoree from the graduate faculty selected for the John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. Third-time recipient Dr. Kristin Ownby, who first won the popular honor in 2003, is the undergraduate teacher of the year. Both educators were nominated and elected by graduating students of Cizik School of Nursing.
Dr. Beth Ulrich (pictured) is assigning to Cizik School of Nursing a $1,000 gift to be made to the charity of the honoree’s choice as part of her 2018 Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a Distinguished Career from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). She will receive the notable professional award during the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition in Boston, May 21-24.
Two of three $1,000 scholarships are going to Cizik School of Nursing BSN students – Robyn Mitchell, RN, and Jennifer Velasquez (pictured) – while five faculty members are among the “Top 150 Houston Nurses” honored by the Houston Chronicle’s 2018 Salute to Nurses program during its annual awards luncheon.
A unique documentary film produced by Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth has received a Platinum “Remi” Award at the prestigious WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. Caring Corrupted: the Killing Nurses of the Third Reich was among more than 4,500 category entries in the WorldFest film/video competition and only 15-20 percent to win a 2018 award.