Archive: News Story

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Program Receives Funding for Student Scholarships

    The Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the School of Nursing & Health Studies has received $4,000 through the CVS Health Foundation FNP/PA Scholarship Program to support students.

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  • Global Health Major Enjoys Coursework, Research, and Extracurricular Opportunities

    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.”

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

    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.”

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

    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.

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  • Human Science Alumnus Is Emergency Medicine Resident in Chicago

    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.

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  • Global Health Seniors Complete Virtual Internships at Well-Known Organizations

    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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  • O’Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center Goes Virtual During Pandemic

    As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, Kelli Giffin, a nurse who manages the O’Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center in St. Mary’s Hall, closely focused on the issue of how to continue offering dynamic clinical simulation activities for nursing students. For countless hours over months, Giffin worked to conceptualize and create a web-based simulation tool. “How can we make a difference at Georgetown,” Giffin recalls asking herself.

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  • Global Health Major Named George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awardee

    A first-year global health major at the School of Nursing & Health Studies and her sister are being honored with George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards for the work they have done through a community-focused organization they started. Shreyaa Venkat (NHS’24) and Esha Venkat, a high school student, cofounded the nonprofit organization NEST4US, which seeks “to work with communities to provide volunteer and leadership opportunities to make the world better through kindness.”

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  • BSN Alumna Begins Master’s Degree in Aging & Health at Georgetown

    After receiving her BSN at Georgetown in 1979, Lelia “Lee” Reed, who was born and raised in Washington, D.C., has spent many years working to promote health and wellness among older adults. On August 25, she returned to the university – virtually – to begin a master of science degree in aging & health, a step she hopes will give her a deeper understanding of what she has observed in her nursing career.

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  • Celebrating New American Academy of Nursing Fellows, Honorary Fellows, and Living Legends

    The American Academy of Nursing’s new class of fellows and group of Living Legends and honorary fellows include several individuals with connections to the School of Nursing & Health Studies. Read about these achievements and learn more about other Georgetown connections to the prestigious academy over the years.

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