Congratulations to Nina Juntereal on being chosen as one of the MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing editorial fellows for 2023!
Stacey Bevan will be one of four fellows starting in the Predoctoral Training Program in Interdisciplinary Methods for Field-based Research in Education this fall. In this program she will hone her skills in conducting research that will inform education policy.
Lumify Care, supported by the 2021 President’s Innovation Prize and co-founded by May graduate Anthony Scarpone-Lambert and NICU nurse Jennifferre Mancillas, launched an app in January and expects version 2.0 of its uNight Light later in 2022.
Penn Nursing’s Nancy A. Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing and Chair of the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences will be honored by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) for her contributions to the nursing profession during the organization’s 33rd International Nursing Research Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland, in July.
UPenn Hillman Anthony Scarpone-Lambert is featured on the Amplify Nursing podcast. Click the headline or picture for ways to listen. The episode is available today, March 3, 2022!
President Biden’s Build Back Better Framework, currently in the bill stage, introduces major expansions to U.S. social programs, including those created to assist children and their caregivers. The original bill proposed 12 weeks of paid family leave, which affords compensated time off to care for newborn or adopted children and ill family members. However, after heated contention in the House prior to its passing, this provision was ultimately reduced to four weeks.
Black men are disproportionately impacted by injuries in the United States. This disparity is glaring given that injury is one of the top ten causes of death. Data show that injured Black men from disadvantaged neighborhoods experience higher injury mortality, years of life-expectancy loss, and psychological symptoms that persist after initial wounds have been treated.
University of Pennsylvania Hillman Scholars, Charisse Ahmed, Cassis Boateng, and Kierra Foley applied for pilot awards this fall and were approved for funding by the Hillman Scholars In Nursing Innovation National Program Office. Read the full article for details on their projects.
During the summer two Penn Hillman Scholars, Cassis Boateng (Penn ’26) and Kierra Foley (Penn ’23), were awarded funding to complete innovation projects that consisted of them reviewing the online Design Thinking for Health course and applying the framework to the health challenge and community that is the focus of their respective dissertation research. The goal of the Design Thinking framework is to generate innovative solutions through creative problem solving while completing the five stages: Empathy, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test.
Peggy Compton, PHD, RN, FAAN, will take over full time as Program Director of the University of Pennsylvania Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation starting July 1, 2021.
Research from the School of Nursing shows that these support professionals can be another tool to improve outcomes for newborns and parents.
The device, a wearable night light that can minimize disturbances for sleeping patients, is the brainchild of a University of Pennsylvania senior and a neonatal I.C.U. nurse.
This past summer, in the midst of a global pandemic, three University of Pennsylvania Hillman Scholars, Jessie Axsom (’23), Nina Juntereal (’24), and Anthony Scarpone-Lambert (’24), took on an project aimed at sharpening their innovative skills and creating something to benefit the greater healthcare community. Scholars first completed an online five-module Design Thinking for Health course, then applied the framework to a project of their choosing that relates to the particular health challenge and community that is the focus of their dissertation research. The final project deliverable was for each student to create a brief case study presentation detailing their experience.
Stacey L Bevan, BS, BSN, RN, is a second-year PhD student writing a mixed-methods dissertation on sociocultural perspectives of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis in pediatric immigrant communities. Stacey was awarded an interdisciplinary grant from the Hillman Scholars Foundation to support her project with the China Jintan Child Cohort study. This grant helped her contextualize the results of her secondary analysis of ASD phenotype in this population-based cohort and plan for dissemination according to Community Based Participatory Research methods. While this project was planned during a complicated time in global health and politics, she was able to appreciate several themes of the work, including recognizing the international platform, engaging with the historical paradigm and developing flexibility in fieldwork.
This year, Penn’s annual Summer Mentorship Program (SMP) was different for a lot of reasons. First, and most obviously, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced the program into a virtual format. For this program, that meant going virtual using Zoom for daily programming, instead of the usual in-person, hands-on activities typically planned for the month-long professional development program for rising high school juniors. Second, this year, the School of Nursing (SON) Program was the largest it has ever been, with a total of 20 students from over 10 different Philadelphia high schools.
The Advanced Qualitative Collective (AQC) is a staple student-run group founded with the vision of Dr. Sarah Kagan in the early 2000s (Abboud et al., 2017). Housed in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing, the AQC has met weekly for many years with the guiding goal of advancing and deepening qualitative research knowledge, skills, and critical appraisal. Hillman Scholars have been and continue to be active members and committed leaders of the group, collaborating with pre- and post-doctoral students to co-create a pedagogical and collegial space to learn and grow.
Each year, the University of Pennsylvania honors student leaders who are graduating from Penn or about to graduate with the President & Provost’s Honor for Developing New Initiatives in Graduate & Professional Student Life. According to the Grad Center at Penn, Lee’s volunteer work for the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) has been a catalyst for transformative change and enhanced graduate and professional student life at Penn. Matt’s history of dedicated service as GAPSA’s mental health deputy chair and vice president were highlighted. His efforts focused on promoting graduate student wellness and changing perceptions of mental health on campus.
Stephen Bonett (PENN ’20) and Clare Whitney (PENN ’20) joined dozens of members from the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps and helped to staff the South Philadelphia COVID-19 drive through testing site. The Corp is an all-volunteer group of medical and nonmedical professionals who act as backup for the city health department during health crises and large-scale events.