The New York Fed, in collaboration with NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Low Income Investment Fund, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, hosted a virtual event on maternal health on September 15, 2021. Dean Antonia Villarruel served as an expert panelist for this event, outlining for providers, policymakers, funders, and healthcare leaders some of the critical structural barriers facing women and birthing people during the 4th trimester. Access the full recording here.
Penn Nursing’s Julie Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN, Nightingale Professor in Honor of Nursing Veterans, Professor of Nursing, and Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing Scholars Program, has been selected for The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program, a month-long residency in Bellagio, Italy. Her residency will take place in 2022.
Dean Antonia Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Marcus Henderson, MSN, RN, Lecturer at Penn Nursing, recently sat down together for a conversation about leadership, nursing, being former first-generation college students, and more. Their discussion was hosted by Campaign for Action, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and was part of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action online summit held on February 24th.
Tanja Kral, PhD, has been named the Ellen and Robert Kapito Endowed Professor in Nursing Science; and Jianghong Liu, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named the Marjorie O. Rendell Endowed Professor in Healthy Transitions.
In-hospital cardiac arrests (IHCA) represent catastrophic and often terminal events. Despite investments to improve the quality of resuscitation efforts, fewer than 25 percent of all patients that experience cardiac arrests in hospitals survive to discharge, and survival varies significantly across hospitals and by race. Until now, few have been able to specify reasons for the between-hospital differences.
Racial minorities are disproportionately affected by stroke, with Black patients experiencing worse post-stroke outcomes than White patients. Racial disparities in stroke outcomes have been linked to suboptimal control of risk factors such as hypertension, lack of access to health care, and decreased utilization of neurologic services. However, it was previously unknown if outcomes for Black ischemic stroke patients were affected by care settings with insufficient nursing resources.