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

  • Dr. Diane Davis stands in front of a bookshelf.
    Nursing Professor Selected as Next Susan H. Mayer Professor in Health Equity

    Dr. Diane Davis, an assistant professor of professional nursing practice at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, has been selected as the next holder of the Susan H. Mayer Professor in Health Equity. Georgetown parents Holly Mayer and Tom Mayer generously endowed this professorship at the school in 2002.

  • Dr. Donald Berwick portrait
    Former CMS Administrator Dr. Donald M. Berwick to Join Team of Visiting Faculty at School of Nursing & Health Studies

    Dr. Donald M. Berwick, a former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and co-founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is joining the Department of Health Systems Administration at the School of Nursing & Health Studies as a visiting distinguished professor.

  • Carol Taylor speaks at a National Press Foundation event
    Well-Known Ethicist and Educator to Be Inducted as Fellow of American Academy of Nursing

    Dr. Carol Taylor, a highly regarded ethicist and nurse educator, will be inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in October. The professor of advanced nursing practice at the School of Nursing & Health Studies says, “Preparing the next generation of health care professionals and leaders to recognize and respond to contemporary ethical challenges remains my passion.”

  • Elaine Les in front of a building and a tree
    Road Safety Is Focus of Global Health Senior’s Research Practicum in Tanzania

    This semester, Elaine Les (NHS’20), a global health major, is in Tanzania for the Department of International Health’s senior-level 12-credit research practicum abroad, an experience through which she is researching road safety. Les says, “Our senior internships abroad . . . provide us with an unmatched opportunity to gain global research experience as undergraduates. And I think that's pretty awesome.”

  • Dr. Mary Wakefield speaks in Gaston Hall on Georgetown's campus.
    Georgetown Visiting Distinguished Professor Becomes American Academy of Nursing Living Legend

    Next month, Dr. Mary Wakefield, a visiting distinguished professor at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, will be recognized as a Living Legend of the American Academy of Nursing. Wakefield previously served as the administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration and acting deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Isayah Henry in a suit and tie standing against a neutral backdrop
    Health Care Management & Policy Major Enjoys Opportunities to Lead, Perform, and Serve

    Isayah Henry (NHS’21) majors in health care management & policy at the School of Nursing & Health Studies. Henry spent the past summer interning at United Healthcare in Connecticut. He is currently co-chairing the Minority Health Initiative Council, a student organization at the school, and is a member of Georgetown’s chapter of the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega.