Anja Leefeldt , Instructor, Dietetic Internship Program – BHAN LaVonne Sumler , Sponsored Programs Assistant – PT Elaine Young , Office Coordinator – PT Ellen Wruble , Director, DPT Program (eff. 1/16/2011) – PT Carol Breeze , Professional/Laboratory Coordinator – MEDT
An undergraduate scholarship has been established in honor of Keith Handling, long-time athletics trainer and associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology.
Programs In Development:
Concentration in Pre-Medical Studies within the Health Behavior Science major
Interdisciplinary PhD in Biomedical Sciences
BuzSwanikreceived the Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.
Minor in Public Health has been launched.
Established summer 2010 as a collaboration between CHS and School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy.
Carlton Brown received an Award of Excellence for his book, A Guide to Oncology Symptom Management, in the 22nd annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence, sponsored by Writing That Works. As President of the Oncology Nursing Society, he also presented testimony to the FDA regarding opioid risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) on July 23, 2010. He was also designated one of the top 10 most influential nursing professors on a blog called “Mister Medicine.”
Bethany Hall-Long was the recipient of the “State Award for Nurse Practitioner Advocate” during the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners’ annual conference in June.
The UD-CHOP site of the National Children’s Study received additional NIH funding (one of 30 sites in USA) for Formative Studies with teenage mothers and nonresidential fathers.
HANDLS data is available for those interested at: http://handls.nih.gov/06Coll.htm
Mary Ann McLane named “Alumni of the Year” for Neumann University to be recognized at their Homecoming on October 16.
Nancy Getchell received a UD Global Partnership Award to develop a relationship between the University of Otago School of Physical Education in New Zealand and Departments of KAAP and BHAN.
Undergraduate nursing students secured 5 of 54 positions in the nurse extern program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Of the 600 applicants to this program, UD accounted for the most students hired from one institution. Two of these individuals were the speakers during their graduation ceremony.
Janice Selekman received the “Delaware Excellence in Nursing Practice” Award for the category of Nurse Educator.
Erlinda Wheeler was a finalist in the same category.
Virtua Health, Inc. (a four-hospital system in
New Jersey) is a new Medical Technology affiliate.
CaroleePolekwill receive “The Pennsylvania State University Shirley Novosel Award for Outstanding Nursing Alumni” during a November 1st ceremony at Penn State. She was also nominated, interviewed and selected to be a Stakeholder for the American Cancer Society, Extramural Grants Section, for a 2 year term. She is one of 39 individuals to be selected in the U.S.
2010-2012 – Evaluation of novel tests of neuromuscular function (R21AR06065).
2010-2011 – Brian Gain Program (Support of higher education in developing countries), World University Service, Austrian Center, $9,500
Michelle Parent awarded $95,000 from Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biotechnology for a collaborative project investigating a novel vaccine against Yersiniapestis.
Paula Klemm, Erlinda Wheeler and the SON received $36,608 in HRSA Nurse Traineeship Monies to support Masters students.
Judy Herrman received $10,000 from the AAUW Community Action Grants to provide a program called "Safe Dates for Young Mothers," a dating violence prevention curriculum for teens who are pregnant or parenting. She also conducted focus groups with women involved in the "Healthy Beginnings" program at CCHS--presenting findings to the multidisciplinary teams associated with women's health.
Ingrid Pretzer-Aboffwas the recipient of University of Delaware International Research Award for the project, “Merging Delaware and Italian Chronic Care Research” ($3000) and the first Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation Distinguished Scholar in Nursing Award for outstanding achievement in improving the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease ($1,000). Her regional research was featured in UDaily.
Kathy Riley-Lawless and Diane Rudolphi organized the first School of Nursing Welcome Back Social and Activities Fair on August 18th.
Geared toward freshmen, the event also included faculty and upperclassmen who manned booths representing ROTC/Armed Forces, Christian Nursing Fellowship, Lori's Hands, Student Nurses Organization, and Beta Xi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Men in Nursing organization and the Minority Student Nurses Association.