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Strength, resilience, and innovation

Acute care nursing during the pandemic

Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth alumni, students, and faculty serve on the front lines – and at the center – of the pandemic.


Nursing students Isabel Blow, Lauren Holtzclaw and Jocelyn Yanez

The COVID-19 class

Nursing students adapt during pandemic

Meet a group of Pacesetter BSN students who did not let a pandemic stop them from completing their studies to become nurses.

Dr. Jennifer S. Beauchamp and Dr. Seema Aggarwal

Stroke care disrupted

Nurse scientists research pandemic’s effects

Beauchamp studies data from hospital admissions; Aggarwal looks at in-patient rehabilitation.

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The Big Picture

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on Hispanic families

Associate Professor Daphne Hernandez, PhD, is studying the disproportionate affects COVID-19 has had on Hispanic immigrant families.

Nurse at computer

The ticking tenure clock

Pandemic’s effects on nurse educators’ careers

COVID-19 disrupted career progression for nursing faculty, with women and people of color, says Assistant Professor Sabrina Pickens, PhD, GNP-BC, ANP-BC.

The Smart Pediatric Oncology Tracker of Symptoms

Crane receives NIH funding

Supports ongoing pediatric cancer symptom research

A new grant will help Assistant Professor Stacey Crane, PhD, RN, develop a web-based interface to make it easier to report kids' symptoms.

Many Faces. One Mission. The Campaign for UTHealth

Many Faces. One Mission.

UTHealth launches campaign with transformational gift

Funding priorities for nursing include student and faculty support, research, the Simulation and Clinical Performance Lab, and the Ambassador Program.

Assistant Professor Daniel Arellano, third from left, poses with other members of his DMAT at their vaccination deployment site in New York. (Photo courtesy Daniel Arellano. All pictured received same-day antigen testing and were negative for COVID-19.)

Vaccinating the underserved

Deployment sends Arellano to New York

A DMAT deployment sent Assistant Professor Daniel Arellano, PhD, RN, to a small community center to administer COVID-19 vaccinations.

Pacesetter BSN student Tristan Yap administers a COVID-19 test to Monarch School student Sam Lenington.

Teaching healthy habits

Learning about special patients

Students work with populations with developmental and learning differences at the Monarch School and Institute.

Dr. Susan Ruppert

Piper Professor

Ruppert receives prestigious award

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies Susan D. Ruppert, PhD, RN, FNP-C, ANP-BC, is first Cizik School of Nursing faculty member to receive statewide honor.

Dr. Jessica Hartos

New Assistant Dean

Hartos leads Education and Assessment

Jessica Hartos, PhD, joined Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston as the new Assistant Dean for Education and Assessment effective March 1, 2021.

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Spanish stroke awareness

Researchers propose early recognition

Nursing leads research and development of award-winning Spanish-language acronym for awareness of stroke signs and symptoms.

Assistant Professor Hsiao-Hui “Joyce” Ju, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Diabetic foot care

Ju pilots telehealth program

Assistant Professor Hsiao-Hui “Joyce” Ju, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, studies new approach to teaching patients with diabetes about daily foot care.

Dr. Deniz Dishman

Faculty Highlights

Honors, Awards, and Career Milestones

Congratulations to our esteemed faculty members who have recently received awards and achieved career milestones

Cizik School of Nursing faculty members at 2021 commencement

Career Opportunities

Check out highlighted positions at Cizik School of Nursing