Dean on the Road Tour Ends in Boston
Through pre-recorded video, Marcus Henderson, a 2017 President’s Engagement Prize winner and soon-to-be graduate of Penn Nursing, provided details on his award-winning project to connect the homeless population with health care, while Dr. Kate McDonald, Assistant Professor of Nursing, presented her current research on risky behaviors in teenagers, like texting while driving, and how to both prevent injuries and promote health.
A huge thank you to our fantastic host committee, which included two members of the local Penn Alumni Club’s leadership committee:
- Natassya Bedos, C’10
- Aileen Benson, ENG’00
- Candace Cavalier, C’94
- Laura Hayman, HUP’68, Nu’70, GNu’75, Gr’82
- Katie Moore Martin, Nu’91, GNu’96
- Adrianna Nava, GNu’12
On March 23rd, 2018, the Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health was awarded to Vandana Gopikumar, PhD, Co-Founder of The Banyan and The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health. Dr. Gopikumar received the award and spoke about her work in helping women with mental health problems in India. She co-founded both organizations with Vaishnavi Jayakumar. Dean Antonia Villarruel introduced Dr. Gopikumar and presented her with the award.
Following the award ceremony and lecture, attendees and special guests were invited to a reception for Dr. Gopikumar.