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Students learn to use electronic health record system

Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston students enter workforce ready to use real-world technology.

Idalia Viard with her preceptor, Cizik School of Nursing alumna Annie Benjamin at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center at UTHealth Houston.

Rare Opportunities in Mental Health

PMHNP students learn in new, state-of-the-art hospital

The new John S. Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center at UTHealth Houston offers rich opportunities for clinical rotations.

Nurse Anesthesia Simulation Center grand opening

New Nurse Anesthesia Simulation Center

High-tech and hands-on

Space designed specifically for nurse anesthesia education supports increased enrollment.

Jessica Coviello and Tonya Page with a heart illustration

Taking Advanced Practice to Heart

Preparing APPs for new cardiovascular certification

Cizik School of Nursing launches self-paced professional series designed for nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

UTHealth Houston students take on the roles of financially struggling families in a poverty simulation.

Policy in Practice

New program prepares students for advocacy

Health Care Policy for Health Professionals (HP²) prepares students to advocate for patients, health care system improvements.

Brandon McAnulty, MSN, AGACNP-BC, RNFA

The Sky's the Limit

Men weigh in on diverse opportunities in nursing

Cizik School of Nursing alumni and faculty say they are seeing more men in nursing scrubs.

BSN students in the Sim Lab and U.S. News & World Report logo

Top BSN program in Texas

2024 U.S. News & World Report rankings

Undergraduate nursing program ranked among nation’s top 20.

Family Nurse Practitioner Students in Sim Lab

New Nurse Practitioner Traineeships

$2.6 million, 4-year federal grant funds 25 annually

HRSA funding enables Cizik School of Nursing to prepare more NPs to practice in communities where they are needed most.

Dean Emerita Patricia L. Starck, Dean Diane Santa Maria, and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs Cathy Rozmus at the United Nations.

Starck Honored at UN

Dean emerita, alumna named Nurses With Global Impact

Patricia L. Starck, Margaret Moss recognized at United Nations on International Nurses Day.

Luncheon co-chairs Susan Distefano and Trish Greaser with Dean Diane Santa Maria and Annie Griffiths.

2023 PARTNERS Spring Luncheon

Noted photographer focuses on women

National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths shares spectacular pictures and stories of resilience.

Mahrokh “Mitzy” Kobeissi, DNP, FNP-C

Trailblazing Telehealth

PARTNERS Scholar creates policy framework

“Telehealth is part of our life now. It’s part of our infrastructure,” said Mitzy Kobeissi, DNP, FNP-C. 

Celebrating Many Faces. One Mission. campaign

Many Faces. One Mission. by the Numbers

Thank you to our many supporters!

More than 1,500 donors gave a total of $55.2 million to advance nursing research, education, and patient care.

National Institute of Nursing Research Director Shannon N. Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Cizik Lecture

NINR director emphasizes nurse researchers’ unique perspective

National Institute of Nursing Research Director Shannon N. Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, delivered the keynote address.

2022 Diaz-Lewis Lecture

2022 Diaz-Lewis Lecture

Speaker discusses intimate partner violence and Latino immigrants

Duke University Associate Professor Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, FAAN, presents.

Houston Chronicle Salute to Nurses scholarship winners Jessica Carrillo and Constanza Veronica Moreno.

Houston’s Top Students and Nurses

Two students, three faculty honored

The Houston Chronicle this year honored three faculty members at Cizik School of Nursing as among the city’s Top 200 nurses. 

PhD students Abbey Kaler and Fiona Smith

Two PhD students take home prestigious awards

Abby Kaler, MS, APRN, FNP-C, and Fiona Smith, MS, BSN, RN, were recently recognized for their leadership in the fields of oncology nursing and stroke prevention.

U.S. Treasurer and Chief of the Mohegan Tribe Marilynn Malerba

Congrats, Grads!

U.S. Treasurer delivers commencement address

“The universe will be very grateful for all the hearts you touch in so many ways.
– Marilynn Malerba, DNP, MPA, U.S. Treasurer

D'hania Miller and Maja Djukic

Educational Grant Highlights 2023

Currently Funded Studies

Innovative programs prepare students to take on health care challenges.

Diane Santa Maria, Daphne Hernandez, Janet Van Cleave

Research Highlights 2023

Advancing Nursing Science

Three Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston faculty members received new, multiyear R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)t otaling more than $8.5 million.

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Continuing Research Grants

A busy year

Ongoing research projects by nurse scientists at Cizik School of Nursing explore a wide range of topics.

Emily Barr, Jessica Coviello, Allison Edwards

Here’s to our new Fellows!

Barr, Coviello, and Edwards inducted as FAANs

The list of fellows and other honored educators and researchers continues to grow at Cizik School of Nursing. 

Kala Christophersen, Peter Slivinski, Susan Ruppert

Faculty Highlights 2023

Awards and Honors

Congratulations to faculty members for exceptional work and leadership.

Carolyn Pickering

Welcome our new faculty 2023

Pickering focuses on elder abuse and neglect

New faculty bring many educational and research interests to Cizik School of Nursing.

Chao Hsing Yeh

In Memoriam: Chao Hsing Yeh


Cizik School of Nursing Professor Chao Hsing Yeh, PhD, RN, FAAN, tragically passed away as the result of a hiking accident in Taiwan in April 2023.

Cizik School of Nursing building

Faculty Opportunities 2023


Explore enriching opportunities for career growth at Cizik School of Nursing.