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

Head shots, left to right, of Dr. Laura Anderko and Dr. Peggy Slota

Children’s Health and Environment Center Receives Renewed Funding

February 6th, 2020

Close to $1 million in new funding will support the ongoing work of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment, which is housed at the School of Nursing & Health Studies. Dr. Laura Anderko (left) and Dr. Peggy Slota co-direct the center.

Dr. Edilma Yearwood speaks at the podium during a Nursing Pinning Ceremony.

Georgetown Nursing Leader Receives Federal Grant from Health Resources and Services Administration

February 5th, 2020

Dr. Edilma Yearwood, chair of the Department of Professional Nursing Practice at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, has received a five-year grant award, totaling nearly $250,000, from the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Yearwood serves as the principal investigator on the new award, “Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program,” which is a collaborative endeavor with partners at Children’s National, Georgetown, and Mary’s Center.

A collage of photos and text celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Minority Health Initiative Council

Minority Health Initiative Council at School of Nursing & Health Studies Celebrates 10th Anniversary

February 4th, 2020

The Minority Health Initiative Council at the School of Nursing & Health Studies is celebrating its 10th anniversary this winter. Formed during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day reflection a decade ago, the student-led organization has flourished, supporting its mission to “facilitate access and support for minority students within the school” and to promote “the importance of optimal health to minorities . . . in an effort to reduce health disparities.”

Anna Schildmeyer stands in front of the University of Oxford buildings in England.

Human Science Major Enjoys Yearlong Study Abroad at University of Oxford

January 28th, 2020

During this academic year, Anna Schildmeyer (NHS’21), a junior in the human science major, has been studying at St. Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford in England. She is enjoying the study abroad experience, as well as her Georgetown one, including mentorship, research, and service opportunities.

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