In a message to the university at large, UTHealth President Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, M.D. has announced that Dr. Diane Santa Maria (pictured) will begin serving as interim dean of Cizik School of Nursing on August 20, following the departure of former dean Dr. Lorraine Frazier.
Dr. Stacy A. Drake (pictured), Cizik School of Nursing Department of Nursing Systems, is lead author of a new study now available online, “Establishing a Regional Trauma Preventable/Potentially Preventable Death Rate,” which examines Harris County death-related records for 2014. The study seeks to overcome a scarcity of quality data about civilian trauma-related deaths.
“When nursing students need a place to connect with classmates and instructors, they turn to popular social media platforms,” says the website GraduateNursingEDU.org. “Cizik School of Nursing does an exceptional job of using these platforms to keep students informed and engaged.”
A new study by lead author Dr. Nitha Mathew Joseph (pictured) is being singled out for presentation to medical/scientific and general news media at the American Diabetes Association’s 78th Scientific Sessions. Mathew Joseph’s study says that culturally specific dietary education and physical activity interventions for the high-risk group of Asian Indian immigrants to the U.S. may have potential to reduce chances of developing obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.