NHS Students, Faculty Recognized at 2015 GUMC Convocation

NOVEMBER 5, 2015 – Several members of the School of Nursing & Health Studies were recognized as part of the eighth annual Convocation of Georgetown University Medical Center.

Edward Healton, MD, MPH, executive vice president for health sciences and executive dean of the School of Medicine, read the citations for the award recipients, and Georgetown President John J. DeGioia, PhD, presented them with their certificates at the November 3 event.

NHS Awardees

Irene Jillson, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Nursing, earned a Research Recognition Award through the Office of the Dean for Research at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Additionally, the academic leadership of the School of Nursing & Health Studies put forth nominations for Carrie Bowman Dalley (G’04, G’18), MS, CRNA, instructor of nursing, and Jason Tilan (G’02, G’09), PhD, assistant professor of nursing and human science, who were both recognized for Faculty Achievement in Education.

Undergraduates Emma Boone (NHS’16), an international health major, and Jefferson Haake (NHS’16), a human science major, were honored for Outstanding Student Achievement. (Boone was unable to attend the event as she is in Ghana working on her semester-long research internship for the major.)

Several NHS faculty members were also recognized for having earned CIRCLE Grants and membership in the CENTILE Teaching Academy for the Health Sciences.

Morning Colloquium

Martin J. Blaser, MD, a renowned clinician and researcher who has studied how bacteria can prevent or promote the development of disease for more than 30 years, was honored with the Cura Personalis Award and delivered the keynote address at Convocation.

Blaser, who is the Muriel and George Singer Professor of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology at New York University Langone Medical Center, also spoke during a morning Colloquium that focused on, “Antibiotics, Panacea or Problem?”

Daniel Merenstein, MD, associate professor of family medicine and human science, was among the Colloquium panelists.

By Bill Cessato

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