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Whisenant Receives CPRIT Grant for Breast Cancer Symptom Research

May 21, 2020

Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth's own Meagan Whisenant, PhD, APRN, an assistant professor in the Department of Research, is one of seven new recipients of the First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Member Awards granted this week by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth professors Joanne Hickey, PhD, RN, and Constance Johnson, PhD, RN, demonstrate robotic monitoring technology in the Smart Apartment.

Three seed grants inaugurate aging-in-place research at Smart Apartment

May 19, 2020

Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Rice University are initiating research in the Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth’s Smart Apartment using seed grants to study technological tools to help older people live independently. The first three Internet of Things and Aging in Place Seed Grants were awarded to interdisciplinary teams from multiple institutions who will work together to test ideas, gather critical information, and lay the groundwork for larger grant applications in the future.

Elda Ramirez, PhD, ENP-BC in personal protective equipment (Photo courtesy of Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth)

ED Nurses' Jobs Change Daily with COVID-19

Apr 08, 2020

Elda Ramirez, PhD, ENP-C, directed student nurses at the George R. Brown Convention Center who cared for people displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey, but in her 30 years as an ED nurse, she has never seen anything like COVID-19. 

Alexander Fellowship recipients (left-right) Modic, David Ege and Andrea Leal (Photo by D R Bates)

Fellowship teaches selected BSN students to care for people with disabilities

May 13, 2019

Pacesetter BSN student Dawn Modic (pictured) says her participation in the second cohort of Cizik School of Nursing’s Joan and Stanford Alexander Fellowship in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is the best experience of her nursing career so far. Cohort Three is the largest group yet!