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National Black Nurses Association

New Downtown Chapter of National Black Nurses Association

A new chapter of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) is finally here at the UMSON, Baltimore campus! We are very excited to form a collaboration among nursing students, faculty, and staff in order to establish an extensive impact here on campus and throughout the Baltimore area.

Members can expect to take advantage of participating in various events, fundraisers, and community service opportunities throughout the semester. For more information on our organization and becoming a member, please email us at nbna.umson@gmail.com.

  
Ashley FosterBulletin Board, Collaboration, Education, People, UMB NewsApril 11, 20170 comments
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Interprofessional Education

IPE at UMB – Your Input is Appreciated

The Center for Interprofessional Education will host a 90 minute forum for the UMB community on Thursday, March 16, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the School of Nursing auditorium. The purpose of the forum is to seek stakeholder input on what activities should be included within UMB’s Center for Interprofessional Education.

Please RSVP to Patricia Danielewicz by Wednesday, March 8.

  
Patricia Danielewicz Collaboration, Education, UMB News, University LifeFebruary 13, 20170 comments
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Coverdell Fellows Expansion Program at Nursing

The School of Nursing (UMSON) has been approved to launch a Paul D. Coverdell Fellows expansion program through the Peace Corps. After serving in countries around the world, two Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) each year will be offered an opportunity to bring their expertise to communities and neighborhoods in Baltimore while pursuing their studies at UMSON with the help of a $10,000 scholarship that can be applied to tuition and fees.

RPCVs often find careers in health care to be a natural fit, as many have been involved in the field while serving at their posts worldwide. They are known for being highly adept at integrating international and global perspectives into all they do and have learned to work collaboratively across cultures, communities, and countries. This expertise aligns with the increasingly global and cross-cultural focus of nursing and will afford Coverdell Fellows a wide variety of future career options.

“This program will bring more students with global, community-based experience to the School of Nursing and into the profession of nursing, which will expose Baltimore communities to a worldwide view,” said UMSON’s Coverdell Fellows Program Coordinator Lori Edwards, DrPH, MPH, BSN ’80, RN, PHCNS-BC, assistant professor. “It will enhance our shared programs with the University of Maryland School of Social Work, which has had an exemplary Coverdell Program for many years. This interprofessioanal collaboration will be of great value to incoming Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and will strengthen both programs.”

At UMSON, fellows can earn either a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree or a clinical nurse leader master’s degree. As part of their studies, they will enroll in elective courses, offered through the UMB Graduate School, focused on service learning and population health in Baltimore and will have opportunities to become involved in and serve communities during clinical experiences throughout the metropolitan area.

In addition to receiving the scholarship, fellows selected for the program can take advantage of specialized career mentoring from Edwards and from other UMSON faculty who have served in the Peace Corps, as well as networking opportunities with fellows from the School of Social Work.

Since the Coverdell Fellows program’s inception in 1985 at the Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City, more than 5,000 RPCVs have participated. The program now includes more than 90 university partners across the country.

  
Kevin Nash Bulletin Board, Collaboration, Community Service, Education, For B'more, UMB News, University LifeFebruary 9, 20170 comments
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Nursing and Cecil College Sign Dual Admission Pact

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) and Cecil College in North East, Maryland, recently signed an agreement of dual admission that will ensure students’ seamless transition from Cecil’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program to UMSON’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The program will be available to nursing students this fall.

Through the agreement, students will be simultaneously admitted into Cecil’s ADN program and UMSON’s BSN program while satisfying the requirements of both schools. Students enrolled in the program will receive transfer credits for completed coursework and will be granted special student status, allowing them to take UMSON courses while still working on their associate degree.

“Cecil College is committed to fostering seamless academic progression for associate degree nursing students,” said Laura Schenk, MS, RN, academic progression coordinator, Cecil College. “In an effort to enhance academic progression and promote lifelong learning, the dual-admission program offers students a head start on attaining a BSN and decreasing completion time.”

An effort to increase qualified nursing candidates, the agreement will also help further the mission of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Future of Nursing Campaign for Action to advance comprehensive health care change. Specifically, it will address one of the eight goals set forth in the IOM report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health: to increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020.

“The faculty and staff at Cecil College have been exceptionally forward thinking on developing and implementing the dual-admission option,” said Nina Trocky, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CNE, assistant professor and associate dean for the baccalaureate program. “This agreement allows us to honor a commitment we’ve made to our students who are pursuing a career in nursing.”

To matriculate to UMSON’s BSN program, students must graduate with an ADN from Cecil and satisfy UMSON’s progression criteria.

  
Kevin Nash Bulletin Board, Collaboration, Education, UMB News, University Administration, University LifeFebruary 9, 20170 comments
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Janet Allan

Dean Emerita Named to Education Board

Dean Emerita Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been selected to the American Health Council (AHC) Education Board, an advisory council comprising nationally respected educators and health care industry leaders.

Active in health care for more than 50 years, Allan is an expert in community health, primary health care and research (regarding women and weight management), and nurse practitioner education and practice. As a member of the board, she will help promote ideas that contribute to the health care industry’s growth and that foster relationship-building though networking.

“I am honored to be appointed to the education board of the American Health Care Council. Improving the health of populations through the education of future health professionals requires innovative interprofessional approaches,” Allan said. “I hope to utilize my clinical and academic nursing knowledge and skills to work with other health care professionals to improve the well-being of the U.S. and global populations.”

Allan, who served as UMSON’s dean from 2002-12, made a major impact on the School during her decade-long tenure. The School’s U.S.News & World Report ranking reached an all-time high of seventh, and UMSON achieved a top-20 ranking among schools of nursing receiving federal research funding. Enrollment rose, making UMSON one of the nation’s largest nursing schools.

During her career, Allan has held leadership positions including vice chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, board member and treasurer of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and president of the Southern Nursing Research Society and of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty. She also has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maryland Nurses Association, the Researcher of the Year Award from the Southern Nursing Research Society, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, and the Award for Care of People with AIDS/HIV Infection from the U.S. Secretary of Health. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

AHC is composed of leaders across the health care industry who share their ideas, challenges, and experiences with fellow members to improve our nation’s health care system. By connecting participants in patient treatment, educators, researchers, and those in the public and private sectors, AHC works to advance the health care industry.

  
Kevin NashBulletin Board, Education, People, UMB NewsJanuary 11, 20170 comments
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Eunshim Nahm

Nursing’s Nahm Named Gerontological Society of America Fellow

Eun-Shim Nahm, PhD ’03, RN, FAAN, professor and specialty director, Nursing Informatics, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), was recently named a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) during its annual scientific meeting in New Orleans. Nahm was amongst 94 fellows inducted into this year’s class.

The status of fellow, the highest class of membership within the society, is an acknowledgment of Nahm’s continued outstanding work in gerontology. Inductees have contributed to research, teaching, administration, public service, practice, and notable participation within the organization. Fellows are chosen from each of the GSA’s four membership sections: behavioral and social sciences, biological sciences, health sciences, and social research policy and practice. Her membership is in the health sciences section.

Nahm, who has had several studies funded by the National Institutes of Health, specializes in developing and utilizing health IT programs to deliver more efficient, safer care to patients. Advancements in health IT have revolutionized health care by allowing patients to access their own electronic health records and offering enabling health tools; however, some patients, particularly older ones, have had problems transitioning to this technology. Nahm’s research examines the challenges of acclimating older adults to technological innovations that allow them to participate actively in their care.

“We congratulate Dr. Nahm on her selection as a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. It is a tremendous honor and speaks to her contributions to research, education, and practice,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Dr. Nahm’s ongoing application of nursing informatics to developing interventions that promote and manage the health of older adults is an outstanding example of collaborative and interdisciplinary work. It holds great promise for improving the lives of older adults, their families, and our communities.”

Founded in 1945, the GSA is a multidisciplinary organization devoted to research and education in all aspects of gerontology, including medical, biological, psychological and social, and is the driving force behind the advancement of gerontology both domestically and internationally.

“I am honored to be inducted as a fellow of the GSA, an organization that is devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging,” Nahm said. “I have learned so much from many excellent GSA members, and I hope that I can do the same for others.”

  
Kevin NashBulletin Board, Collaboration, Education, People, UMB NewsDecember 21, 20160 comments
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Larry Nohe

SON’s Nohe Wins Photo Contest

Larry Nohe, an information system engineer in the School of Nursing, has won the 2016 Snap! UMB Photo Contest with his riveting black-and-white portrait from within the Bromo-Seltzer Tower. Titled “The Inner Workings,” the photo was judged the best of nearly 300 entries submitted by University faculty, staff, and students, and BioPark and Medical Center employees.

Nohe, a UMB employee for 10 ½ years, passes the Bromo-Seltzer Tower each workday on the way to the bus stop. “I heard they were now open weekends for tours so I made special arrangements with them for a Tuesday afternoon. It’s a very small area,” he says with a laugh, “so you can only take so many shots. I was maybe there a half-hour or so.”

The winning photo didn’t overwhelm Nohe, whose photography hobby started with lighthouses over 15 years ago. “I like my third-place Peabody Library shot better,” he says of a color print of the Peabody’s six majestic balconies, which he titled “17 E. Mount Vernon Place.”

All the photos in the contest were not local. Young soo Kim, a third-year student in the law school, submitted dozens of pictures he took from as far away as Istanbul, Mexico, and Chile. Two of his Snap! entries — “Aftermath” from near the Cairo Museum and “Jamaica Station” from New York City — won second-place honors. “I travel during breaks,” he says via email. “Right now I’m in Quito, Ecuador, part of a monthlong South America trip.”

The third annual Snap! UMB Photo Contest, part of the University’s Council for the Arts & Culture, was judged by council chair Yumi Hogan, first lady of Maryland; Fletcher Mackey, a faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art; Calla Thompson, an associate professor in photography at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and Tom Jemski, a photographer, videographer, and instructional support specialist at the School of Medicine.

“We are most grateful for the help of all our judges,” says Steve Bossom, MFA, web developer in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs and coordinator of the Snap! contest. “And we are thrilled with the growth in the contest’s popularity. We went from 110 entries last year to 291 this year. Obviously we have struck a chord with our University community. I thank everyone involved for their support.”

See all the winning photos at http://www.umaryland.edu/snap/.

  
Chris ZangBulletin Board, Collaboration, Community Service, Contests, Education, People, UMB News, University LifeDecember 21, 20160 comments
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HIV/AIDS Month

World AIDS Day Event

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day. Please join us for a night of thought-provoking discussion with HIV providers and professionals who have dedicated their life’s work to addressing the HIV epidemic.

Join Us

Dec. 1, 5 to 7 p.m.
School of Nursing, Room 140
655 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
All are welcome to attend. Dinner will be provided after the event.

This event is a collaboration between the Student Section of the Maryland Public Health Association (SMdPHA), the JACQUES Initiative of the Institute of Human Virology, the School of Medicine, Nurses for Global Health, the Global Health Interest Group, and the Kappa Psi pharmaceutical fraternity.

  
Alan Lin Education, For B'more, People, USGANovember 9, 20160 comments
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Coffee With a Cop

Coffee With a Cop

“Coffee With a Cop,” created in Hawthorne, Calif., in 2011, aims to connect police departments to the communities they serve outside of crisis situations. More than 2,000 law enforcement agencies around the country participate in the monthly events.

At UMB, Coffee With a Cop is held every first Friday of the month in buildings throughout campus. Don’t miss the next gathering – 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Nov. 4, in the lobby of the School of Nursing.

  
Mary PhelanBulletin Board, Collaboration, Community Service, Global & Community Engagement, People, University Administration, University LifeOctober 26, 20160 comments
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Judy-Ozbolt

UMB Names Ozbolt Professor Emerita

Judy G. Ozbolt, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been has been appointed professor emerita by University of Maryland, Baltimore President Jay A. Perman, MD. Ozbolt served as professor and specialty director of nursing informatics at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) beginning in 2006 and retired in 2010.

An emeritus faculty member is a retired professor who has demonstrated an exemplary record of service to the School and to the profession. Additionally, the faculty member must express a desire to continue to support the mission of the School. While at UMSON, Ozbolt, with the help of a Health Resources and Services Administration grant, tripled student enrollment in the nursing informatics program while maintaining the diversity of the student body. Ozbolt has also chaired the program committee for the School’s renowned Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics (SINI) Conference and has continued to serve in leadership roles with the SINI program committee since her retirement.

“Dr. Ozbolt’s contributions to the field of nursing informatics over a 46-year career are unparalleled. She joined the School of Nursing having already had a celebrated career, and we are truly grateful for her dedication, service, and ongoing support of SINI,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Her appointment as professor emerita is a testament to her pioneering work, unflagging leadership in the field, and commitment to developing the next generation of nurse leaders in informatics. It also reflects the deep affection and respect of her colleagues.”

During her career, Ozbolt held several significant national and international academic, clinical, and administrative appointments. In 1972, Ozbolt began a research program in nursing informatics during the early days of the field. She also served as a scholar at the Institute of Medicine, where she led planning initiatives in biomedical and health informatics across all components of the National Academy of Sciences for five years.

Since her retirement, Ozbolt continues to contribute to the health informatics field. She serves on federal committees and is involved in policy work, continuing to share her knowledge and experience with the UMSON nursing informatics community.

“During my time at UMSON, and as chair of the planning committee for SINI, students, faculty, and staff were very gracious to me. They showed in many ways how much they appreciated my efforts,” Ozbolt said. “I’m filled with gratitude that after a thorough review by the Promotion and Tenure Committee, the highest levels of administration, and faculty, I have been accorded emeritus status. It is validation of a job well done and a career well spent.”

  
Kevin Nash Bulletin Board, Education, People, UMB News, University LifeOctober 19, 20160 comments
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Confronting Violence Exhibit

Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives Exhibit at HS/HSL

Activists and reformers in the United States have long recognized the harm of domestic violence and sought to improve the lives of battered women.

During the late 20th century, nurses took up the call. With passion and persistence, they worked to reform a medical profession that largely dismissed or completely failed to acknowledge violence against women as a serious health issue.

Beginning in the late 1970s, nurses were in the vanguard as they pushed the larger medical community to identify victims, adequately respond to their needs, and work toward the prevention of domestic violence.

This exhibition explores images, manuscripts, and records that tell the stories of the nurses who witnessed the effects of domestic violence and campaigned for change. “Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives” will be on display at the HS/HSL’s Weiss Gallery now through Nov. 5, 2016.

  
Ryan Harris Bulletin Board, Community Service, Education, Global & Community Engagement, People, UMB News, University LifeOctober 4, 20160 comments
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Harold Black

When Professors Say ‘X’ Seminar

This year, the “When Faculty Say ‘X’ … ” seminar will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2016, at 2 p.m. in the School of Nursing, Room 304.

Do you ever wonder what your faculty expect of you? Have you been given directions or instructions, but wonder what your faculty is asking of you? Do you have questions about what professors are looking for during the dissertation process, or how they interpret performance on comprehensive exams?

Do you wonder if your professors are saying x, but really mean y? Professors have expressed that when they say X …, they mean X. Is there a way to listen differently? Is there a way to be sure that you are understanding expectations clearly?

This is your chance to ask the faculty any questions about expectations, understanding requirements, how they say “no,” how they show their approval, and express sentiments using body language.

  
LaNette ParsonBulletin Board, Collaboration, Education, People, University Life, USGASeptember 2, 20160 comments
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Luana Colloca

Recent Talk at American Pain Society

During a symposium highlighting research on endogenous pain modulation systems at this year’s American Pain Society meeting, Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, presented research work conducted in her laboratory, investigating the psychoneurobiology of expectancy-induced analgesia.

Colloca’s group studies placebo analgesia – not, as it is relates to clinical trials, although her work has implications in that field – but rather, as a model to explore endogenous pain modulatory systems. She and her colleagues aim to optimize a multidisciplinary and integrative approach to pain management.

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Luana Colloca Bulletin Board, Clinical Care, People, ResearchMay 19, 20160 comments
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Yolanda Ogbolu

Nursing’s Ogbolu Is NAP Distinguished Practitioner Fellow

Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD ’11, MS ’05, BSN ’04, CRNP-Neonatal, assistant professor, and director, Office of Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), was recently inducted as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP). Distinguished practitioners and scholars represent 14 different health professions and are elected by their peers.

Dedicated to supporting affordable, accessible, coordinated health care for all, NAP is an interdisciplinary, nonprofit organization that advises governmental bodies on the U.S. health care system. The 14 academies of practice within the NAP include audiology, dentistry, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, pediatric medicine, psychology, social work, speech-language pathology, and veterinary medicine. Members of these 14 health care professions are willing to serve as advisors to health care policy makers in Congress and other venues.

“I am honored to be inducted as a distinguished practitioner in the National Academies of Practice. NAP’s commitment to focusing on improving our national health through policy, advocacy, and interprofessional collaboration is well-aligned with my professional and personal goals,” Ogbolu said. “Being elected will increase my ability to collaborate with distinguished members to advance the provision of affordable, accessible, and equitable care for all of America’s diverse communities.”

NAP membership is an honor given to health care professionals who have excelled in their field and are dedicated to furthering practice, scholarship, and policy in support of interprofessional care.

“Dr. Ogbolu has been instrumental in advancing UMSON’s global health agenda. She is dedicated to researching newborn health disparities and identifying methods of improving culturally competent care, both of which address pressing health care needs in our society,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Her efforts are a testament to her commitment to improving population health, and her induction speaks volumes about the impact she has made with organizing and delivering health services to vulnerable populations around the globe.”

  
Kevin Nash Bulletin Board, Education, People, UMB NewsMay 13, 20160 comments
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