College of Nursing News

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.”

WBIR-TV: Keepsakes help families grieve

WBIR-TV covered a philanthropic effort by nursing students called the Precious Prints Project which provides a silver finger charm to families who have lost a child at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. The students are hosted a fundraising run called “Sprint for the Prints” for the project on September 14. The effort is a partnership between

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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.

WBIR: UT program helps students make a career switch to nursing

Gary Ramsey, a clinical assistant professor in the College of Nursing, and nursing student Theresa Benedikter spoke to WBIR’s Beth Haynes about the College of Nursing’s accelerated nursing program. This week, accelerated nursing students will graduate. The year-long program is aimed at people who already have degrees and jobs in another field who are making

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Professor Marian Roman Honored for Psychiatric Care

Marian Roman, an associate professor of nursing at UT has been honored for her work in aiding people with mental illness in the Knoxville community. She is the recipient of the 2013 Award for Innovation from the American Psychiatric Nursing Association. The APNA recognizes nurses who exemplify excellence across the spectrum of psychiatric–mental health nursing practice, education, leadership, research, and innovation.

News Sentinel: UT to study needs of HIV/AIDS patients in Appalachia

The Knoxville News Sentinel featured a study being conducted by professors in the College of Nursing which will study needs of  HIV/AIDS patients in Appalachia to find out more about the limited legal, emotional and medical help available to people dying of the disease in the region. The study, funded with a $420,000 grant from

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Faculty News and Notes

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

WUOT: Primitive Art and AIDS in Appalachia

Jan Simek, distinguished science professor in the Department of Anthropology, was interviewed by WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper for their series, The Method, which explores the intersection of science and society. Simek talked about how archaeologists study some of the oldest cave art in North America.  In the series, WUOT’s Brandon Hollingsworth interviewed to researcher Joanne Hall,

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