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HRSA-funded IPE Grant Fuels Student Success

Posted On July 18, 2016
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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 »

2016 Haverty Lecture to Focus on Reducing Tobacco Use

Posted On May 8, 2016
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The 2016 J. Rhodes Haverty Lecture “Change Agents in Business, Government, and Research: A Battle for a Smoke-free Society” features a panel of tobacco control experts including keynote speaker, Patrick Reynolds. Reynolds, who is the grandson of R.J. Reynolds, is executive director of the Foundation for a Smokefree America. He will share his experience as… more »

Health Informatics Student Elected SGA President

Posted On April 25, 2016
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Fortune Onwuzuruike, a rising senior in health informatics, was elected president of the Georgia State Student Government Association by a narrow margin. An all-around student leader, Onwuzuruike works as a Georgia State Welcome Center tour guide and a peer mentor in the Summer Success Academy.

He is excited to become president of the nearly 55,000… more »

The Lewis School Receives University Awards for Service

Students in the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions are positively impacting communities near and far. Georgia State honors this impact by awarding the Department of Nutrition’s student-run Panther’s Pantry the 2016 Carl V. Patton President’s Award for Community Service and Social Justice: Outstanding Student Organization; and giving the Department of Physical… more »

PT Students Win First Graduate Research Conference

The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions held its first Graduate Research Conference April 11. More than 25 students in all four of the current graduate-level academic areas of nursing, nutrition, physical therapy and respiratory therapy presented 16 posters.

Winners of the first Lewis School Graduate Research Conference were Sheela Shah and… more »

Spring Commencement and Hooding

Posted On March 7, 2016
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Congratulations Class of 2017!

Celebrate your accomplishments at your designated ceremony on May 4, 8 or 10.

All undergraduate students may participate in the undergraduate commencement ceremony for the Lewis School on Monday, May 8. More information may be found here. All master’s, DNP and DPT students will be hooded at the… more »

Young African-Americans Underestimate Stroke Risk

Posted On February 19, 2016
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Young African-Americans often hold a distorted view of their personal risk for a stroke, two nursing researchers at Georgia State University’s Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions say in a recently published study in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.

Dawn Aycock, assistant professor, and Pat Clark, professor, examined the accuracy of risk… more »

New Pilot Research Grants Given By Atlanta Consortium

Posted On January 27, 2016
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Yu-Ping Chen, associate professor of physical therapy and Gerald Zavorsky, associate professor of respiratory therapy, have each received a pilot grant from Healthcare Innovation Program/Atlanta Clinical Translational Science Institute (HIP/ACTSI). The ACTSI consortium, comprised of Emory University, Georgia Tech and Georgia State University, is part of a national effort to improve biomedical research. The consortium’s… more »

Examining Complex Brain Activity

The Lewis School co-sponsored, in conjunction with the College of Arts & Sciences, a successful BrainModes 2015 course and workshop in December. This international conference, held for the first time in the U.S., brought together experts from various disciplines and sought to explore innovative means of understanding complex brain activity and multimodal neuroscience data sets.… more »