A new three-year grant awarded to Dr. Diane Santa Maria (pictured at left) will fund study of a parent-based adolescent sexual health intervention, using UTHealth nursing students as community health educators among parents of underserved minority youth. Findings from a collaborative Santa Maria project called YouthCount 2.0! came out May 13 and the report now is available online.
Instructor in Clinical Nursing Michael F. Brown (pictured at left), Department of Family Health, has won a $132,591, one-year grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) that will be used to considerably expand the instructional capacity of UTHealth School of Nursing’s pediatric human patient simulators in the undergraduate curriculum.
UTHealth School of Nursing faculty members Drs. Stacy Drake, Diane Santa Maria, Kristen Starnes-Ott and Luba Yammine (pictured at left) will receive encouraging, fully-funded research support from grants by the PARTNERS organization. PARTNERS will invest total funding of $61,754 in the four research projects proposed by the four principal investigators.
Dr. Eileen Giardino (pictured at left), associate professor of clinical nursing in the Department of Family Health, is one of two winners of the 2015 John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Awards. The other faculty member chosen by the graduating students of the UTHealth School of Nursing is Dr. Ruth S. Burk, an assistant professor in the Department of Acute and Continuing Care. The awards, announced at Commencement each year, are made possible by an endowment from the John P. McGovern Foundation.
Dr. Stacy Crandall’s Community Health Nursing clinical group works with kids at HISD’s Foster Elementary School to increase wellness through learning and activities in their own thriving outdoor garden