Archive: COVID-19

  • 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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  • Using Zoom, NHS Undergraduates Teach Health Literacy in Alaska Literacy Program

    Through a course on health promotion and disease prevention taught by Professor Joan Riley, associate professor of human science, undergraduates Janessa Mendoza (NHS’22) and Sannidhi Shashikiran (NHS’22) learned about an opportunity to teach health literacy through the Alaska Literacy Program (ALP). Because of COVID-19, the two undergraduates taught using Zoom.

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  • Professor Helps Produce New COVID-19 Legal Database

    Dr. Matthew Kavanagh, assistant professor of international health at NHS and director of the Global Health Policy & Politics Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law, has helped produce the new COVID Law Lab (www.COVIDLawLab.org), a database of laws that countries have implemented in response to the pandemic. This resource is a collaboration among the United Nations Development Programme, the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, and Georgetown.

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  • BSN Alumna, Now Family Nurse Practitioner, Sees COVID-19’s Impact on Cardiac Care

    Megan Berard (NHS’12), who earned her bachelor of science in nursing at Georgetown, is now a family nurse practitioner at an outpatient cardiology clinic in Austin. She discusses the impact she’s observed of COVID-19 on cardiac patients, as well as the foundation her Georgetown nursing education has provided.

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  • Human Science Alumnus Graduates First in Medical School Class

    Dr. Nicholas Santaniello (NHS’16), who majored in human science, recently finished medical school at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, where he graduated first in his class. Santaniello graduated early to assist with the COVID-19 response in New York, and he is now pursuing his residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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  • As Hospital VP, Health Systems Administration Alumnus Helps Respond to COVID-19 in Florida

    Raynard Ware (G’18), who received his master’s degree in health systems administration at Georgetown, is now vice president of operations at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare. In his administrative role, Ware has been helping lead the hospital’s COVID-19 response in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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  • NHS Department Chairs Offer Perspectives on Health Disparities and Racial Justice

    Dr. Christopher King, chair of the Department of Health Systems Administration, and Dr. Edilma Yearwood, chair of the Department of Professional Nursing Practice, were featured speakers for yesterday’s event, “The Growing Crisis of Health Disparities in American Society,” hosted by Georgetown’s Office of the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion of IDEAA. Vice President Rosemary Kilkenny offered remarks.

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  • Georgetown Alumna Serves as New MedStar Montgomery CNO

    In March, Dr. Claire Piccirillo (G’00), who earned her master’s degree at Georgetown, became the new chief nursing officer of MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. “Just as I was getting to know the team, mostly through emergency preparedness, COVID struck,” she said. “What I have seen here in my short few months is nothing short of heroic.”

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  • New Georgetown Report Highlights Health Disparities and Calls for Racial Equity in the District of Columbia

    Approximately three quarters of the deaths associated with COVID-19 in the nation’s capital have been among the African American community. A new Georgetown University report illuminates entrenched health disparities that explain one reason this is occurring. Dr. Christopher J. King, chair of the Department of Health Systems Administration at NHS, is lead author of “Health Disparities in the Black Community: An Imperative for Racial Equity in the District of Columbia.”

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  • BSN Alumna Leads Perioperative Services at MedStar Georgetown

    Georgetown BSN alumna Kathy (Rawlings) Mucci of the Class of 1985 is assistant vice president of perioperative services at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She discusses her Georgetown education, her career path, and leading during the COVID-19 pandemic. About returning to Georgetown in 2019, she said, “I feel like I’ve come full circle, back home.”

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