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Penn Nursing Alumni Weekend 2013
Friday - Sunday, May 10-12
 
Catch up with classmates, hear about the amazing work of Penn Nursing alumni and faculty - and bring your family, because there are events planned for everyone.  For Penn's full weekend agenda or to register, visit here.  
 
May 10, 2013
 
12:00-1:30 PM
ALUMNI-FACULTY EXCHANGE
IMPROVING THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM: WHAT'S STOPPING US?
Location TBD
 
No cost. Registration is requested by not required. To register, please contact Melissa Kulynych at mkulynyc@wharton.upenn.edu or nursalum@pobox.upenn.edu.
 
There is no scarcity of ideas, demonstrations, and successful models to improve health care.  And yet overall, we have been unable to launch and sustain large-scale reforms of our health care system to make it more efficient, effective, and responsive to our needs. This panel of Penn faculty explores the barriers to change, and possible solutions. Please join us for an interview conversation about a topic that is important to each one of us.
 
Welcome by Jennifer Pinto - Martin, PhD, MPH, Executive Director, Center for Public Health Initiatives
 
Panelists:
  • Tom Baker, JD, William Maul Measey Professor of Law, Law School, on health reform initiatives
  • Scott Harrington, PhD, Alan B. Miller Professor of Health Care Management and Insurance and Risk Management, The Wharton School, on the barriers to implementing health reform
  • Chyke Doubeni, MD, FRCS, MPH, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, Perelman School of Medicine, on improving access to care and prevention
  • Therese Richmond, PhD, CRPN, FAAN, Andrea B. Laporte Endowed Term Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, on having an impact on gun violence
  • Moderated by Dan Polsky, PhD, MPP, Executive Director, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
 
Sponsored by The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, The Center for Public Health initiatives, School of Medicine, The Wharton School, School of Nursing, The Law School, Annenberg School for Communication, School of Dental Medicine, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
 
4-5:30 PM
CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE: FACULTY AND ALUMNI AWARDS
Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall
NO COST. REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED.
 
This annual Faculty and Alumni Awards program honors the varied achievements of our community members. Celebrate the recipients of this year’s Alumni Awards and hear about the accomplishments of your Penn Nursing faculty. A reception will follow.
 
Alumni Award Winners:
 
  • Mrs. Ginette Ferszt, Outstanding Alumni Award for Leadership in Nursing
  • Ms Kathryn E. Roberts, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, Expert Clinical Award
  • Mr. Anthony Shamoun, Lillian Sholtis Brunner Award for Innovative Practice in Nursing
  • Dr. Sara Collins, RN, PhD, Recent Alumni Award for Clinical Excellence
  • Dr. Jean Whalen, Legacy Award
  • Ms. Irina Pekareva-Kochergina, Penn Nursing Alumni Student Award

 Faculty Award Winners:

  • Tanja Kral, recipient of the Dean's Award for Undergraduate Scholarly Mentorship
  • Wendy Grube, recipient of the Dean's Award for MS/MSN Scholarly Mentorship
  • Kelly Wiltse Nicely, recipient of the Dean's Award for Exemplary Professional Practice
  • Christine Mulligan, recipient of the Award for Teaching Excellence by Non-Standing Faculty
  • Maureen George, recipient of the Dean's Award for Exemplary Teaching
  • Ann O'Sullivan, recipient of the Dean's Award for Exemplary Citizenship

And from our Student Organizations:

  • Beth Quigley, recipient of the SNAP Undergraduate Award for Teaching
  • Patricia Pawlow, recipient of the GSO Outstanding Nurse Educator Award/MSN Award for Teaching
  • Janet Deatrick, recipient of the Barbara J. Lowery DSO Faculty Award  
  
5:30 - 9PM
HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS REUNION
Various Locations Throughout Fagin Hall
REGISTRATION: $15. $50 SPECIAL RATE IF COMBINED WITH SATURDAY PICNIC REGISTRATIONS.
 
Health Care administration and Leadership program alumni and students are invited to a reunion with current and past program faculty, featuring a poster session, recruiter tables, networking opportunities, a distinguished guest lecturer, and a catered reception. Special registration rate if you stay the weekend.
 
May 11, 2013
 
 
8:30-9AM
PENN NURSING LEGACY BREAKFAST 
Various Locations Throughout Fagin Hall 
NO COST. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
 
Dean Afaf Meleis invites Penn Nursing "legacy" alumni (Class of 1963 and earlier, as well as all HUP Nursing Alumni) for an intimate breakfast and conversation. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion about the changes in nursing education and what the future holds. Followed by optional tours of Fagin Hall. Seating is limited so register early! Legacy breakfast check-in begins at 8:15 AM.

 

9:30 - 10 aM
NURSING CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND GENERAL REGISTRATION
Carol E. Ware Lobby, Claire M. Fagin Hall 
NO COST. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
 
Come meet the new Penn Nursing alumni president, Terri Cox Glassen, Nu '91.
 
10 - 11:20 AM
Introduction to Penn nursing's New Simulation Laboratories
Helene Fuld Pavilion for Innovative Learning, 1st Floor, Claire M. Fagin Hall
NO COST. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
 
Penn Nursing faculty and staff will lead tours and interactive demonstrations of Penn Nursing's cutting edge simulation technology housed with the School's new Helene Fuld Pavilion for Innovative Learning. Advance registration required.
 
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Penn Nursing in the Parade
Between 38th Street Bridge and Hamilton Village (Formerly Superblock)
NO COST. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
 
All nursing alumni are invited to march with the Dean, Nursing Alumni Board president, and fellow alumni. Help us uphold our tradition as the most vocal and upbeat group in the parade! 

 

12:30 - 3:30 pm
Penn Nursing at the Picnic
Penn Nursing Tent at 34th and Walnut Streets 
$40 ADVANCE REGISTRATION. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
 
All nursing alumni (undergraduate, graduate, HUP nursing, and School of Education nursing majors) are invited to enjoy a picnic lunch and network with fellow alumni, graduating seniors, faculty, and Dean Afaf Meleis at the Penn Nursing tent. President Gutmann will stop by to make remarks and help us celebrate. Be sure to register for the nursing tent when signing up.
 
4 - 6 pm
Rosalyn J. Watts Diversity Scholars Graduation Celebration
Carol E. Ware Lobby, Claire M. Fagin Hall 
$REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED. PLEASE REGISTER HERE
 
Alumni are invited to applaud the graduation of Penn Nursing's Diversity Scholars from both undergraduate and graduate programs during a celebration with students and their families.   

 

May 12, 2013

12pm
Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony And Luncheon
Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall
 
Those interested in attending should email Dr. Deborah Becker at dbecker@nursing.upenn.edu to inquire about pricing and availability. Please join us for the induction ceremony of the Penn Nursing Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. Registration begins at 11:30 AM.
 
REMINDER: 
For Penn's full weekend agenda or to register, visit www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2013/
 
NOTE: 
Penn Nursing faculty and graduating Penn Nursing students are eligible for complimentary, advance registration.  Please email Justin Heinze or Monica Salvia at nursalum@pobox.upenn.edu or call 215.746.8812 to reserve your space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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