School of nursing

Fellowship will focus on chronic disease management in schools

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Centers for Disease Control have selected Robin Wallin ’85MSN, a student in the doctor of nursing practice program, to receive a public health fellowship at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The fellowship, which will be located in the school health branch, division of population health, will focus on issues of chronic disease management in schools, and will enable Wallin to work on a project to help schools better address the needs of students with such chronic conditions as food allergies, obesity, diabetes, and asthma. “The program will provide me with opportunities to engage with a network of health-care professionals, build leadership skills in school health services, and work closely with mentors,” explains Wallin. Before earning her master’s in nursing from YSN in 1985, Wallin received a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University School of Public and International Affairs. 

Four from YSN chosen for nursing research hall of fame

YSN dean and Annie Goodrich Professor Margaret Grey ’76MSN, Florence Schorske Wald Professor of Nursing and professor of epidemiology Ruth McCorkle, and alumnae Deborah Chyun ’82MSN, ’98PhD, and Martha A. Q. Curley ’87MSN will be inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International’s (STTI) Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony will take place during STTI’s 25th International Nursing Research Congress in Hong Kong, July 24–28. The inductees will be presented with the International Researcher Hall of Fame award, will participate in a conversation with STTI president Hester C. Klopper, and will be celebrated for their achievements. A total of 25 individuals will be inducted.

The comment period has expired.