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Nursing Annual Fund Progress - FY 2004-05
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Nursing Annual Fund in the last fiscal year. We set an all-time high and raised $288,672. Those funds will be used this year (2004-05) on a wide variety of necessities, from scholarships to technology.Now another academic year is underway, and a new group of students and faculty have arrived with bright ideas worthy of investment. They will look to the Nursing Annual Fund for support and encouragement. Please continue to include the Nursing Annual Fund in your philanthropic planning, and perhaps consider joining the Dean’s Circle this year (a minimum of $1,000). More information about the Nursing Annual Fundand how it supports the school’s efforts is available on the Web.
A safe and easy way to donate is through U.Va.’s online giving Web site at www.virginia.edu/uvagift.
School of Nursing in the News
NURSING SCHOOL ESTABLISHES RURAL HEALTH CARE EFFORT
UVA RECEIVES FUNDING
From The Daily Progress / Saturday, July 10, 2004
The University of Virginia received $122,639 from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Administration to support advanced nursing education. UVa is one of seven Virginia schools to receive funding.
FREE MEDICAL CARE DRAWS THOUSANDS
A certificate of Intermediate Honors is awarded to students entering the University directly from high school or preparatory school who earn at least 60 credits of course work at the University and are among the top twenty percent of their class in the College of Arts and Sciences. The computation is based upon the cumulative grade point average at the end of the fourth semester. The notation “intermediate honors” is also placed on the student’s official academic record. No more than twelve of the 60 required credits may be earned on a CR/NC basis. Further, students need to have remained in good standing. Advanced placement and transfer credits do not count toward the required credits. This year's Intermediate Honors recipients are: Kimberly Albero – advised by Sarah Delgado, Kristin Garrett – advised by Tina Brashers, Kathryn Gosnell – advised by Tina Brashers, Jennifer Serpe – advised by Sarah Delgado, Elizabeth Talley – advised by Sarah Delgado, Sarah Vannoy – advised by Carol Lynn Maxwell-Thompson. Congratulations to all!
Barbara Parker will represent the AACN on a panel at the 2004 Conference of the Family Violence Prevention Fund in Boston, October 22-24. “Professional Education on Family Violence and Abuse: Finding Academic Homes for Orphans” is the panel’s topic. She joins Dr. Nelson, President of the AMA; Dr. Richard Krugman, University of Colorado School of Medicine/AAMC; and Davekumar Chandresekaren from the American Medical Students Association to discuss appropriate training of health care providers who respond to abuse.
Arlene Keeling received an award from the American Association for the History of Nursing, Inc. She was presented with the Lavinia L. Dock Award “For Exemplary Historical Research and Writing” for her work “Blurring the Boundaries Between Medicine and Nursing: Coronary Care Nursing, circa the 1960s”.
Faculty Research Awards
(See news release above.) The National Institute of Nursing Research has awarded the School of Nursing $1,441,242 (9/30/04-6/30/09) to create a Rural Health Research Center. The center will provide infrastructure to conduct and disseminate research responsive to the clinical and information needs of rural populations in the United States. It will test innovative clinical and system interventions for the rural health care system and adapt existing interventions for use in rural areas. Technological innovations will be a key focus. The interdisciplinary research center will be led by Principal Investigator Dr. Elizabeth Merwin; Dr. Barbara Parker will direct the Pilot Studies Core; and Dr. Emily Hauenstein will lead the Methods component together with Dr. Richard Steeves and Dr. Steve Petterson. The initial pilot studies include: A Decision-Making Program for Adolescents with Asthma (Principal Investigator, Dr. Hyekyun Rhee); eScreening: Case Finding in Rural Primary Care (Prinicipal Investigator, Dr. Sarah P. Farrell); and Mammography Screening in Rural African American Populations (Principal Investigator, Bonnie Jerome-D’Emilia). Visit the Center’s Web site for more information at www.nursing.virginia.edu/centers/srmhrc/rhcrc
Cheryl Bourguignon has just received two years of NIH funding for her study on PEMF Efficacy in Reducing Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms. She will evaluate the influence of low strength pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) on symptom reduction. The study is funded by the National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine and is affiliated with the Center for the Study of Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CSCAT).
Alumni in the News
UVA-WISE BUILDS SOLID FOUNDATION FOR NURSING PROGRAM
By Stephen Igo of the Kingsport Times News
Fifty years after the University of Virginia's College at Wise first opened its doors as Clinch Valley College, the still-growing institution begins from scratch a new four-year nursing program. Well, it's not quite from scratch. Last year's preparations to put the new bachelor's degree in nursing program in place included preparing the inaugural class of 14 to step into the program not as freshmen, but as juniors. "The way we set up the curriculum students will enter the nursing major as a sophomore. But since we had students who were interested, we got 14 started into their nursing major, and they will begin actual nursing courses and hospital clinicals this fall," said UVa-Wise Nursing Department Chair Angela Wilson (PhD '01).
Dr. Ann A. Kiessling-Cooper (BSN '64) was quoted in an interview on Dateline NBC about stem cell research. Kiessling is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School, and a leading authority on stem cells. She is also director of the Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation.
Text of the interview: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5489580/
Faculty researchers Barbara Parker and Rick Steeves will present "Adult Perspectives on Childhood Experience with Domestic Homicide" at the Medical Center Hour on October 13 (12:30-1:30, Jordan Hall Conference Center Auditorium). The lecture is co-sponsored by the Task Force & Planning Committee on Domestic Violence and the U.Va. Women's Center.
Save the Date for the 29th annual Zula Mae Baber Bice Memorial Lecture. To be held on November 10, 2004 in conjunction with Medical Center Hour. This year's speaker is Dr. Margaret Heitkemper, of the University of Washington.
Visit the School of Nursing calendar of events for more detail and additional offerings.
AMERICA 'S BEST COLLEGES 2005
From U.S. News & World Report
DESPITE LAGGING STATE SUPPORT, U.VA. STILL AMONG NATION'S BEST
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University News - Charter Status
U.VA. OUTLINES PROPOSAL TO BECOME A CHARTERED UNIVERSITY
COLLEGES OUTLINE CHARTER PLANS
By Kate Andrews and Bob Gibson of The Daily Progress/ September 10, 2004
The University of Virginia expects to increase its tuition by about 8 percent to 10 percent a year for five years if the state grants it the chartered university status it is seeking.That is one of the details that emerged Thursday as top officials at UVa, Virginia Tech and William & Mary outlined their schools' plans to forego some future additional state funding while gaining greater autonomy over their operations. UVa President John T. Casteen III said the university wants to control its own tuition rates, its own borrowing and building projects and, once given more autonomy, plans to do better by its employees than the state has done in terms of pay and benefits.
U.Va. Health System in the News
NEW FOUNDATION STREAMLINES GIVING TO HEALTH SYSTEM
MORSBERGER NAMED ASSOCIATE VP FOR HEALTH SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
UNIVERSITY TO BUILD CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
By Claudia Pinto of the Daily Progress / Sunday, July 11, 2004
A $48 million, 170,000-square-foot University of Virginia Children's Medical Center will be built next to UVa hospital, replacing the Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center on Ivy Road and consolidating medical services for children. "Right now, children who need health care don't have a single place to go. Services are spread out," said R. Edward Howell, UVa Medical Center's vice president and CEO. "We are creating a destination. As you drive down West Main Street, you'll see it. People will know that this is where you go to get the best care for your child."... The Blake Center, at the corner of Jefferson Park Avenue and West Main Street, will be demolished to make room for the new children's hospital. Officials are uncertain when construction will begin and end. The timeline, they say, will depend on how quickly money for the facility can be secured. The UVa Medical Center is putting forth $10 million for construction costs, and the remaining $38 million will need to be donated.
UVA MEDICAL CENTER STILL AMONG THE BEST
By Claudia Pinto of the Daily Progress / Saturday, July 3, 2004
Nine departments at the University of Virginia Medical Center are among the nation's best, according to new rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Out of 6,012 hospitals across the country, U.S. News ranked the following UVa specialties among the top 50 in their field: hormonal disorders at No. 5, ear nose and throat at No. 18, urology at No. 19, digestive disorders at No. 24, gynecology at No. 27, cancer at No. 32, orthopedics at No. 33, neurology and neurosurgery at No. 37, and kidney disease at No. 49.
FUND GIVES SUPPORT TO PROFESSIONAL INITIATIVES AMONG NURSING STAFF
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