School of nursing

YSN cosponsors international conference on chronic disease

Yale School of Nursing (YSN) cosponsored the third International Conference on Prevention and Management of Chronic Conditions, which took place February 25–27 in Bangkok, Thailand. With a central theme of “global perspectives,” this conference brought together experts from around the world to share knowledge and practice on prevention and management of chronic conditions, with the goals of improving outcome, quality, and patient safety. Speakers addressed such topics as the role of family and community, evidence-based practice and success models, palliative care, and future direction for prevention and management of chronic conditions. YSN dean Margaret Grey spoke about her Internet-based approach to improving self-management in youth with diabetes.

Pediatrician gives 2015 Bellos lecture

Pediatrician Donald F. Schwarz, currently the demand portfolio team director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, spoke at Yale on April 8 as the Sybil Palmer Bellos lecturer. Schwarz was formerly deputy mayor for health and opportunity and health commissioner for the city of Philadelphia, where he oversaw a remarkable decline in the rates of HIV cases and the city experienced its lowest rates of infant mortality, its highest rates of childhood immunization, and a five percent decline in childhood obesity.

First class of DNP students graduates

Fourteen students from across the world, with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and accomplishments, comprise the first graduating class in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. They will receive their degrees at commencement this month. Included in this group is the only practicing nurse practitioner in all of Israel, the lifetime chief of the Mohegan Tribe in Connecticut, and a veteran of serving the poor with Mother Teresa in the Sishu Bawan orphanage. In this hybrid program, the students communicate online and gather once a month on YSN’s campus for intensive sessions.

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