School of nursing

School Notes: School of Nursing
January/February 2017

YSN faculty inducted into Academy

In October at its annual policy conference in Washington, DC, the American Academy of Nursing inducted two YSN faculty members into its 2016 class of academy fellows. Wei-Ti Chen is associate professor in the midwifery/women’s health nurse practitioner specialty. Her research interests include HIV-related issues in people living with HIV/AIDS in China, as well as immigrant health issues focusing on Asian immigrants. Mark Lazenby ’09MSN, associate professor at YSN and core faculty on the Council on Middle East Studies, also holds a courtesy appointment at Yale Divinity School. His work focuses on enhancing the psychosocial and physical well being of patients who are in treatment for cancer.

The American Academy of Nursing’s approximately 2,400 fellows are nursing leaders in education, management, practice, and research. Fellows represent association executives, university administrators, elected officials, state and federal political appointees, hospital administrators, nurse consultants, researchers, and entrepreneurs.

Dean honored by AIDS care group

The International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) observed its 30th anniversary in October at a commemoration in Geneva, Switzerland, at which it named YSN dean Ann Kurth ’90MSN as one of the “IAPAC 150”—150 individuals who are recognized as pioneers and influencers of the mission, vision, and programs of the organization.

IAPAC is an organization of more than 27,500 clinicians and lay providers in over 150 countries, whose mission is to expand access to and improve the quality of testing, prevention, care, treatment, and support services provided to men, women, and children affected by and living with HIV and associated conditions.

NIH grant funds new study in Ghana

A new study, funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health and led by YSN professor Nancy R. Reynolds, will examine how literacy and numeracy among caregivers of children living with HIV in Ghana affect child health outcomes and caregiver preferences for visual aids.The research team includes postdoctoral fellow Raquel Ramos and first-year PhD student Jose Gutierrez.

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