The School of Nursing & Health Studies is a vibrant learning community. This news section features the achievements of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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NHS Alumni Notes

August 5th, 2020

The new edition (issue 13) of Alumni Notes at the School of Nursing & Health Studies contains highlights about school graduates from 1948 to 2019. This issue was published in August 2020.

Using Zoom, NHS Undergraduates Teach Health Literacy in Alaska Literacy Program

August 3rd, 2020

Through a course on health promotion and disease prevention taught by Professor Joan Riley, associate professor of human science, undergraduates Janessa Mendoza (NHS’22) and Sannidhi Shashikiran (NHS’22) learned about an opportunity to teach health literacy through the Alaska Literacy Program (ALP). Because of COVID-19, the two undergraduates taught using Zoom.

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Professor Helps Produce New COVID-19 Legal Database

July 22nd, 2020

Dr. Matthew Kavanagh, assistant professor of international health at NHS and director of the Global Health Policy & Politics Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law, has helped produce the new COVID Law Lab (, a database of laws that countries have implemented in response to the pandemic. This resource is a collaboration among the United Nations Development Programme, the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, and Georgetown.

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Human Science Alumnus Graduates First in Medical School Class

July 17th, 2020

Dr. Nicholas Santaniello (NHS’16), who majored in human science, recently finished medical school at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, where he graduated first in his class. Santaniello graduated early to assist with the COVID-19 response in New York, and he is now pursuing his residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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