Archive: News Story

  • 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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  • Georgetown Alumna Provides Nursing Leadership with National Organizations

    Dr. Robyn (O’Neill) Begley, who earned her BSN at Georgetown in 1977, is CEO of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) and the senior vice president and chief nursing officer of the American Hospital Association (AHA). For her career contributions, she has been recently selected for induction as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, which will occur in October.

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  • Health Systems Administration Alumna Serves as a Leader at NIH Clinical Center

    Ila Anita Flannigan (G’09), who received her master’s degree in health systems administration at Georgetown, is now the deputy executive officer of the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health. Flannigan, a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), has served in health systems administrative roles around the country and is focused on racial justice and health equity.

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  • Recent Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Works at COVID-19 Testing Site in Florida

    Nordica Owens (G’20) graduated in May from the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. She grew up in Cumberland House, a First Nations community in Canada, and she was a teacher before becoming a nurse. With her master’s degree completed, Owens is working at a COVID-19 testing site in Florida as she plans her future steps as a nurse practitioner. (Photo courtesy Kimberly McLeod)

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  • Human Science Major Co-Founds Organization to Confront Racism, Promote Cultural Diversity

    Nina Williams (NHS’22) recently co-founded, with a high school friend, the Student Coalition Against Racism. The human science major hopes the organization – focusing on confronting racism and promoting cultural diversity – will create dialogue, awareness, and change. During the past two years, Williams has also served with the Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service and One Tent Health, which offers free HIV screenings.

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  • 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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