Archive: COVID-19

  • Human Science Alumnus Is Emergency Medicine Resident in Chicago

    Dr. Derek “Ricky” Altema (NHS’15), who received his bachelor’s degree in human science at Georgetown, graduated in May from Howard University College of Medicine and began an emergency medicine residency this summer at the University of Chicago. He says cura personalis will guide his career, one in which he hopes to advocate for patients who are underserved and promote diversity in medicine.

    Category: News Story Tag:

  • 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.

    Category: News Story Tag:

  • 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.

    Category: News Story Tag:

  • 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.

    Category: News Story Tag:

  • 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.

    Category: News Story Tag:

  • 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.

    Category: News Story Tag:

  • 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.

    Category: News Story Tag:

  • 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).

    Category: News Story Tag:

  • 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.

    Category: News Story Tag:

  • 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.

    Category: News Story Tag: