July 2014 News and Accomplishments

07/17/14  Portland, Ore.

The SON community has accomplished some great work this past month. Take a look.

Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Grant (AENT)

Peggy Wros

OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY School of Nursing was awarded an AENT grant by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Dr. Peggy Wros is the PI on the grant. The purpose of the AENT Program is to increase the number of advanced education nurses trained to practice as primary care providers and/or nursing faculty to address the nurse faculty shortage that inhibits nursing schools from educating the number of nurses need to meet demand. The grant will provide 350,000 per year for scholarships for FNP, PMHNP, NM, and PNP students.



New American Academy of Nursing inductees

Kathi LasaterChristopher Lee

The American Academy of Nursing has selected 168 nurse leaders for induction as fellows during the Academy’s 2014 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference on October 18, 2014, in Washington, DC. Among those selected are two of our OHSU School of nursing Faculty, Dr. Kathie Lasater and Dr. Christopher Lee. Read the full announcement



Claire M. Fagin Fellow

nagel-coreyDr. Corey Nagel is an Assistant Professor at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing with a joint appointment in the School of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. As Associate Director of the National Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence at OHSU and member of the Age-Friendly Portland Advisory Council, Dr. Nagel is actively engaged in efforts to advance gerontological nursing and improve the health of older Oregonians.


Read the Press release


Gerontological Society of America Fellow

Karen LyonsThe Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has named 61 exemplary professionals as its newest fellows. Among those selected was one of our OHSu School of Nursing faculty, Dr. Karen Lyons. Read the full announcement.

The status of fellow — the highest class of membership within the Society — is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in gerontology. This recognition can come at varying points in an individual’s career and can acknowledge a broad scope of activity. This includes research, teaching, administration, public service, practice, and notable participation within the organization. Fellows are chosen from each of GSA’s four membership sections.


Fellow of American College of Critical Care Medicine

Joshua SquiersDr. Joshua Squiers: Accepted as a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM), within the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Fellowship in the ACCM is meant to recognize individuals who have demonstrated significant contributions and have made an impact on the profession at a regional, state, or national level. He will be inducted at the Society of Critical Care Medicine meeting in January, 2015.





New Careers in Nursing Award through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

OHSU School of Nursing announced that for the second time it has been awarded a grant from the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. It is one of 52 schools of nursing that will comprise the final cohort of the program. For the 2014-2015 academic year, OHSU School of Nursing will receive $10,000 to support traditionally underrepresented students who are making a career switch to nursing through an accelerated baccalaureate or master's degree program. NCIN is a program of RWJF and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).


Nursing Leadership Award

Christopher Lee

Dr. Christopher Lee will be honored with the 2014 Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) Nursing Leadership Award. This is a great honor, particularly because the HFSA is largely a physician-driven society. He is being honored because of his work with the HFSA Interdisciplinary Advocacy Committee on full scope of practice and greater engagement in leadership for nurses to improve the health of patients with heart failure and their families (see joint position statement: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23141852 published simultaneously as: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23121831 ).

Featured on the OHSU Research blog, read more.


Patricia G. Archbold Scholar

Daniel MickDaniel Mick is a second year Ph.D. student at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing. His dissertation work explores the efficacy of exercise interventions in older women cancer survivors to improve body composition and reduce biomarkers of inflammation. This research is important for helping explain the biological mechanisms underlying exercise’s association with improving outcomes and survival.


Read the press release



Top 25 Nursing Practitioner Program Professors

Cindy PerryDr. Perry was featured as one of the "25 Top NP Program Professors" on the Nurse Practitioners Schools blog. The list is comprised of outstanding Professors in their field. Dr. Perry is an active family nurse practitioner, with her research focusing on physical activity promotion as an avenue to addressing health disparities.


The selection criteria is located at the bottom of the "Top 25" page.