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Save the Date for the 2017 J. Rhodes Haverty Lecture

Posted On July 14, 2017
Categories News, Uncategorized

Join us for the J. Rhodes Haverty Lecture featuring Dr. Thomas LaVeist

Thomas A. LaVeist, Ph.D. is chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health. He joined GWU after 25 years on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public… more »

Georgia State Nursing Agreement Increases RN to BS Grads

Posted On June 21, 2017
Categories News, School of Nursing Tags

Georgia State University and the School of Nursing pursue new avenues for increasing the pool of bachelor’s prepared nurses in Georgia through an agreement with Gwinnett Tech’s nursing program.

This agreement, the first official agreement Georgia State has signed with another institution, provides a seamless process to move qualified associate degree registered nurse (RN) graduates… more »

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 »

Measuring successful veteran reintegration

Dr. Pey-Shen Wen and a group of four researchers, primarily at Veteran’s Administration (VA) hospitals around the country, are seeking ways to best measure the successful societal reintegration of veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

More than 20 percent of veterans from the Mideast conflicts suffer from TBI, many of which are serious injuries caused… 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

Posted On January 19, 2017
Categories News, Occupational Therapy Tags

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 Tags

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 »