College of Nursing News

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.

Faculty Members Represent UT in Leadership Knoxville

Two UT faculty members are representing the university in Leadership Knoxville’s Class of 2014. Ernest Brothers, assistant dean of the Graduate School, and Victoria Niederhauser, professor and dean of the College of Nursing, are two of the forty-eight area leaders in this year’s class of accomplished professionals from an array of backgrounds. This is the thirtieth year of Leadership Knoxville, whose mission is to “…build a stronger Knoxville by developing people and groups, leading to a greater community.”

UT Nursing Professors Aim to Prepare Appalachian Region for the Worst

In Clay County, Kentucky, flooding or ice frequently blocks access to emergency services. If a tornado hit the area, shelter would also be hard to find. A group of UT faculty members and students is trying to change this situation. Nursing professors in the Global Disaster Nursing program are working with architecture and environmental engineering professors, law enforcement professionals, graduate students, and Clay County community partners to improve the area’s community wellness and disaster preparedness.