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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Health Informatics Student Elected SGA President

Posted On April 25, 2016
Categories Health Informatics, News Tags

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 »

Young African-Americans Underestimate Stroke Risk

Posted On February 19, 2016
Categories Discovery, News Tags

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 »