Archive: News Story

  • NHS Alumni Notes

    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.

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

    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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  • Georgetown Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Program Director Named ‘Star Nurse’

    Dr. Ladan Eshkevari, who directs the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Program at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, is being honored as a “Star Nurse,” a recognition cosponsored by the American Nurses Association and the Washington Post.

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  • Professor Helps Produce New COVID-19 Legal Database

    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 (www.COVIDLawLab.org), 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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  • BSN Alumna, Now Family Nurse Practitioner, Sees COVID-19’s Impact on Cardiac Care

    Megan Berard (NHS’12), who earned her bachelor of science in nursing at Georgetown, is now a family nurse practitioner at an outpatient cardiology clinic in Austin. She discusses the impact she’s observed of COVID-19 on cardiac patients, as well as the foundation her Georgetown nursing education has provided.

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  • Human Science Alumnus Graduates First in Medical School Class

    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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  • As Hospital VP, Health Systems Administration Alumnus Helps Respond to COVID-19 in Florida

    Raynard Ware (G’18), who received his master’s degree in health systems administration at Georgetown, is now vice president of operations at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare. In his administrative role, Ware has been helping lead the hospital’s COVID-19 response in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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  • HRSA Funding Continues to Support Georgetown Doctor of Nursing Practice Students

    Dr. Ella Heitzler, assistant professor of advanced nursing practice, is principal investigator on an award from the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The nearly $145,000 in new funding is the latest award Georgetown has received through this HRSA program dedicated to educating nurse faculty.

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  • NHS Department Chairs Offer Perspectives on Health Disparities and Racial Justice

    Dr. Christopher King, chair of the Department of Health Systems Administration, and Dr. Edilma Yearwood, chair of the Department of Professional Nursing Practice, were featured speakers for yesterday’s event, “The Growing Crisis of Health Disparities in American Society,” hosted by Georgetown’s Office of the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion of IDEAA. Vice President Rosemary Kilkenny offered remarks.

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  • Georgetown Alumna Serves as New MedStar Montgomery CNO

    In March, Dr. Claire Piccirillo (G’00), who earned her master’s degree at Georgetown, became the new chief nursing officer of MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. “Just as I was getting to know the team, mostly through emergency preparedness, COVID struck,” she said. “What I have seen here in my short few months is nothing short of heroic.”

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