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Health Informatics Graduate Receives Trotter Award

Posted On May 11, 2017
Categories News, Student Success

Fortune Onwuzuruike received the 2017 Nell Hamilton Trotter Student Leadership Award at the Georgia State University spring undergraduate commencement ceremony this week. The award, named for Georgia State’s first dean of women, recognizes the student’s outstanding commitment to student involvement and is the highest student leadership award presented by the university.

Onwuzuruike, who received his… more »

Graduate Students Win Second Lewis School Grad Research Conference

Posted On April 12, 2017

The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions held the second annual Graduate Research Conference on April 10, with 27 posters presented by more than 30 students in all four of the current graduate-level academic areas of nursing, nutrition, physical therapy and respiratory therapy.

Congratulations this year’s winners of the Lewis School Graduate… more »

Differences in Sex and Running Ability Influence Declines in Marathon Performance, Study Finds

A person’s sex and running ability play a role in the decline of their performance in marathons as they get older, according to a Georgia State University study.

“We found that marathon performance decline begins at about 35 years old,” said Dr. Gerald Zavorsky, lead author of the study and associate professor in the Department… more »

PT Receives the 2017 Regents’ Award

The Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia selected the Department of Physical Therapy for the 2017 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for Departments and Programs.

“This award recognizes our faculty’s contributions to our students and to our university through outstanding teaching,” says Andrew Butler, acting department chair. “Our faculty and students contribute… more »

OT Welcomes Top Notch First Class

The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions welcomes the first class of master of occupational therapy (O.T./M.) students, an enthusiastic and highly qualified group. These new students set a high standard for future classes in this new degree program.

Selected from a pool of more than 500 inquiries, the students come from… more »

Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Study Development of Novel Muscle Actuated Prostheses

Brad Farrell, PhD., assistant professor of physical therapy, researches ways to improve the function of hand prostheses. His work is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in a subcontract with the Georgia Institute of Technology. Farrell, who earned his PhD at Georgia Tech and worked there as a graduate research assistant in prosthetics… more »

Undergraduate BIS Students Win Health IT Slam

Posted On October 10, 2016
Categories Informatics, News

Congratulations to the members of the all undergraduate BIS team who took first place in the 2016 Health IT Slam Competition. This two-week “hackathon,” sponsored by the Robinson College of Business Center for Health Information Technology, challenged students to develop innovative solutions to address issues found in healthcare information technology (IT).

Each team worked with… more »

HRSA-funded IPE Grant Fuels Student Success

Posted On July 18, 2016
Categories News

The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions, which pioneered interprofessional education (IPE) locally in 2012, now sees results from this style of learning. IPE expands health care professionals’ knowledge of other professionals roles to optimize patient care. A $1.1 million HRSA grant funds IPE for up to 60 graduate students of small… more »