College of Nursing News

Free Health Fair for UT Community April 2

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From hearing screening to allergy testing to blood typing, the UT community can find answers to several of their health questions at HealthBeat 2014, a free health fair for UT students, faculty, staff, and retirees as well as their families. The College of Nursing is joining forces with the Student Health Center and UT Medical Center for HealthBeat 2014, which will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on April 2 in the University Center Ballroom. A variety of screenings and tests will be provided. Insurance is not required for any of the screenings or tests. Small fees will apply only to those screenings that require lab work.

Nursing Dean Receives Patriot Award for Support of Active Duty Staff Member

From left, Jim Foggin, ESGR Representative for the Navy Operational Support Center in Knoxville, Capt. Teresa Kennard, College of Nursing Dean Victoria P. Niederhauser, and Army Reserve Ambassador John Dyess.

College of Nursing Dean Victoria P. Niederhauser received a Patriot Award on Friday for supporting one of her faculty members who was deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Niederhauser was nominated by clinical instructor Captain Teresa Kennard, who was deployed as a member of the US Navy Reserve Nurse Corps from July 2012 to March 2013.

Colleges of Nursing, Engineering Team Up For Health Simulation Lab

The pediatric room at the HITS Lab is nearly indistinguishable from one in a real hospital, right down to working medical equipment. The goal of the project, jointly brought to life by UT's College of Nursing and College of Engineering, is to put students in as real of an environment as possible.

If “practice makes perfect” holds true, medical and assisted living facilities could see a marked improvement thanks to a new center opening on campus. The College of Nursing and College of Engineering teamed together to come up with the HITS—Health Information Technology and Simulation—Lab, creating spaces identical to a variety of care facilities, complete with actors and manikins serving as patients.

Graduate Programs in Engineering, Business Nationally Ranked by U.S. News and World Report

One of the fastest growing graduate programs at UT has again risen in the 2015 U.S. News and World Report graduate rankings released today. UT’s graduate program in nuclear engineering now ranks fifth among all universities in the nation. The supply chain management and logistics graduate program held steady at seventh place among public universities and eleventh place nationally, the same as last year.

Research for Rural Appalachia Provides Winter Weather Tips

Students and faculty of the College of Nursing and the College of Architecture and Design are addressing rural Appalachia’s wellness and disaster planning through the UT Appalachia Community Health and Disaster Readiness Project. Funded by a grant from the US Health Resources and Services Administration, the project is researching the needs of Clay County, Kentucky, an impoverished area in Appalachia.

College of Nursing Awarded Grant to Help Stem Nationwide Faculty Shortage

The College of Nursing has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare to be used for a 2014 doctoral student scholarship. The college is matching the funds. As a recipient of this grant, the college is part of a national effort to stem the faculty shortage and prepare future nurses as America’s health care system continues to evolve.

In Memoriam: Maureen Nalle

Maureen Nalle, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing, passed away on Friday at the age of sixty-one. Her teaching focused on the college’s continuing education, teaching, and community service. She also served in the US Army where she retired with the rank of major.

UT College of Nursing Celebrates Growth; Hosts NightinGala

UT’s College of Nursing is celebrating a year of growth with its annual NightinGala. The fundraiser will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Holiday Inn in World’s Fair Park. The cost is $125 per person and the event is open to the public. Alumni, faculty and friends will enjoy food, drink, music and a humorous presentation by Leanne Morgan, a comedienne and 1992 alumna.

Faculty News and Notes

Honors and awards for the university’s faculty and graduate students.

Noted Physician, Best-selling Author Abraham Verghese to Give Mayhew Lecture

The first doctor to admit AIDS patients to Tennessee hospitals will talk about his experiences as a physician, professor, and best-selling author when he delivers the fourth annual Anne Mayhew Distinguished Honors Lecture at UT on September 25. Abraham Verghese has been senior associate chair and professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine since 2007.