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. Blythe Shepard speaks in Riggs Library.
    Human Science Professor Becomes First Holder of Dekkers Endowed Chair

    A federally funded researcher has become the first holder of the Dekkers Endowed Chair in the Department of Human Science at the School of Nursing & Health Studies. Dr. Blythe Shepard, an assistant professor in the department whose kidney and liver research is supported by the National Institutes of Health (1K01DK106400-01A1), was recognized at a special chair inauguration ceremony on August 28 in Riggs Library.

  • Student participants and leaders in the CURA Program pose in front of Healy Hall
    Georgetown Pre-Orientation Program Connects Health, Justice, and Values

    A weeklong program for new undergraduates at Georgetown University has highlighted the connection among the health field, Jesuit values, and social justice. “CURA: A Healthcare Pre-Orientation Program” is a collaboration involving the School of Nursing & Health Studies, Georgetown’s Office of Mission and Ministry, and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.

  • Dr. Molly Skifstad head shot
    Health Systems Administration Graduate Student Receives McGaw Scholarship

    Dr. Molly Skifstad (G’20), a pharmacist and current student in the Executive Master of Science in Health Systems Administration Program at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, has received the Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship from the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

  • Georgetown students are seated at a table at the Jesuit conference.
    GU Students, Professor Attend Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network Conference

    Four students and a faculty member from the School of Nursing & Health Studies attended the recent Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network’s (JUHAN) Student Leadership Conference, which was hosted by the University of Scranton. The experience was supported by Georgetown’s Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service.

  • Dr. Christopher King provides testimony during his confirmation hearing for the DC Commission on Health Equity.
    Health Systems Administration Chair to Serve on D.C. Commission on Health Equity

    The Council of the District of Columbia voted to approve the appointment of Dr. Christopher King, associate professor and chair of the Department of Health Systems Administration, to serve on the Commission on Health Equity.

  • The 2019 group of Georgetown students pose together in a wooded area
    Family Nurse Practitioner Program Director Builds Collaboration With West Virginia Community

    An ongoing collaboration with a community in West Virginia has provided students in Georgetown’s online master’s degree program in nursing with insight into rural health challenges within this part of the country.