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Robert G Hanks

Robert G Hanks, PhD, FNP-C, RN

Assistant Dean and Department Chair, Family Health
Academic Project Manager - GNE Project
Associate Professor of Nursing - Clinical
Family Health

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Hanks is Department Chair and Assistant Dean, Department of Family Health, and an assistant professor of clinical nursing. He also serves as academic project manager of the school’s component of the Texas Gulf Coast Graduate Nurse Education (GNE) demonstration project in collaboration with three other area schools of nursing and Memorial Hermann Hospital. It is one of five demonstration projects in the U.S. selected by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid as to provide clinical education to increase the number of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) graduates.

In addition to eight peer-reviewed journal articles, Hanks is a co-investigator for a funded research project on Assessment of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Immunization Knowledge, Prevention, and Practices among a Cohort of Urban College Students. This research project started data collection last month.

Students of the May 2013 graduating class voted Hanks as recipient of the John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award in the graduate program.

Hanks joined the UTHealth School of Nursing faculty in 2010 after teaching in the School of Nursing of The University of Texas at Arlington and providing primary health care in a medically underserved area of Dallas. He earned the B.S.N., M.S.N. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB).

Related News Items

Hanks & Stafford examine APRNs’ patient advocacy (Feb 2018)

Hanks and Ruppert take on new administrative posts, starting Feb. 1 (Jan 2015)

Giardino and Hanks co-edit new book about APRN practice, teamwork (Oct 2014)

Family Health faculty members co-author article for NP educators (Dec 2013)

Three UTHealth professors among honorees as “Outstanding Nurses of 2013” (Nov 2013)

Hanks Publishes Article on Social Advocacy (Apr 2013)

Hanks Will Take Point for UTHealth's Part of Collaborative GNE Project (Dec 2012)

Hanks Published in “American Nurse Today” (Mar 2012)