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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.

Julianne Bruggemann in front of a window with a daytime city skyline behind her

Global Health Major Enjoys Coursework, Research, and Extracurricular Opportunities

October 26th, 2020

Julianne Bruggemann (NHS’23), a sophomore, is majoring in global health at the School of Nursing & Health Studies. She is enjoying the coursework and research opportunities, as well as participation in Best Buddies, Catholic Ministry, the Carroll Fellows Initiatives, and the Philodemic Society. About her future, she says, “So long as I can help people and work toward improving the health care system, I will be happy.”

Department Chair Offers New Independent Study Course on Racial Equity in Health Care

October 20th, 2020

This semester, Dr. Christopher King, chair of the Department of Health Systems Administration, is offering an independent study focusing on racial equity in health care that he hopes will grow into a regular course. Karan Buddala (NHS’23) offers thoughts about the experience, which he calls “one of the most rewarding experiences at Georgetown.”

Global Health Major Focuses on Improving Health Systems, Advancing Health Equity

October 13th, 2020

Lara Adekunle (NHS’22) is a global health major and a member of Georgetown’s varsity women’s volleyball team. This summer, Adekunle participated in the creation of the Black Student-Athlete Coalition. She hopes to pursue a career in health policy or international development in order to improve health systems and advance health equity.

Human Science Alumnus Is Emergency Medicine Resident in Chicago

October 8th, 2020

Dr. Derek “Ricky” Altema (NHS’15), who received his bachelor’s degree in human science at Georgetown, graduated in May from Howard University College of Medicine and began an emergency medicine residency this summer at the University of Chicago. He says cura personalis will guide his career, one in which he hopes to advocate for patients who are underserved and promote diversity in medicine.

Dr. Myriam Vuckovic poses in a portrait-style photo in front of a tree

Global Health Seniors Complete Virtual Internships at Well-Known Organizations

October 1st, 2020

This semester, through a course taught by Dr. Myriam Vučković, a group of global health seniors are completing virtual internships at well-known organizations, including the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Management Sciences for Health, the Pan American Health Organization, the Population Reference Bureau, RTI International, and the World Bank.

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