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    UTHealth places on Forbes ‘Best Employers’ national list

    Forbes has pinpointed which organizations employees like best in compiling the media company’s first-ever ranking of America’s best employers by state – and UTHealth made the list at No.19 in Texas! UTHealth’s executive recruitment team says the Forbes designation shows potential employees from coast to coast that ‘Houston’s Health University’ has what it takes to attract and retain top talent. (Photo by UTHealth)

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    Nurse Anesthesia DNP student wins 2019 ESPY Award for ‘Best Male Athlete with a Disability’

    Cizik School of Nursing DNP student in Nurse Anesthesia Mark Barr, BSN, RN (pictured during the 2019 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles – photo courtesy of Mark Barr) was honored in July during a national telecast as “Best Male Athlete with a Disability.” Barr, who lost part of his right leg to cancer at age 14, has worked as a trauma-surgical ICU nurse at Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital since 2012.


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    Pickens, Fay and Ross to collaborate on Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (SETx-GWEP)

    Three Cizik School of Nursing faculty members – Drs. Sabrina Pickens, Vaunette P. Fay and Mary E. Ross – will be part of a collaborative team focusing on integrating geriatrics into primary care training under a new grant awarded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to Baylor College of Medicine. Two UTHealth schools are partners on establishment of the South East Texas Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program.

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    Santa Maria and Rozmus selected for October induction as new FAANs in 231-member class

    Dr. Cathy Rozmus (pictured), Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Diane Santa Maria, Cizik School of Nursing’s interim dean, will be inducted together as new fellows – along with just 12 others from Texas – during the American Academy of Nursing’s annual policy conference in October. New fellows are selected, the Academy announced, "based on their impressive contributions to increase access, reduce cost, and improve quality through nursing theory, practice, and science."