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Alumna Sharon Pratt Lapkin selected to join the Nursing Board at the American Health Council

March 21, 2017

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Sharon Pratt Lapkin, RN (M.S.’01/N), administrative director and senior risk manager at Bon Secours Health System, Inc., has been selected to join the Nursing Board at the American Health Council. Lapkin has more than 23 years of experience in the nursing field. In her current role, she has been responsible for mitigating risk, decreasing financial […]

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Langston Quality Scholars team to present at a National Academy of Medicine Workshop

March 16, 2017

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The Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation recently graduated its first cohort of Langston Quality Scholars. One of the teams has been invited to present Thursday, April 6 at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) workshop “Exploring a Business Case for High-Value Continuing Professional Development (CPD).” Amy Dean, RN, nurse clinician at VCU Health, and […]

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Debbie McGuire serves on National Cancer Institute subcommittee

March 9, 2017

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Debbie McGuire, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, associate dean of Research, Scholarship, and Innovation, recently served on the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Subcommittee F (study section) reviewing cancer research training and education grants. The NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, […]

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Kimberly Davis develops interprofessional care coordination certificate program

March 7, 2017

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A new post-baccalaureate graduate certificate program at VCU will provide health care professionals with strategies to become effective care coordinators for individuals with complex health needs. Kimberly D. Davis, M.S., RN, CNE, clinical instructor at the School of Nursing, is the program director for the Care Coordination Certificate and will be teaching two of the […]

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Gary Huff joins School of Nursing as associate dean of business and administration

February 22, 2017

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Gary Huff has joined the VCU School of Nursing as associate dean of business and administration. Huff most recently served as associate dean of administration at VCU’s School of the Arts in Qatar. As associate dean of business and administration, Huff will oversee the business and administrative enterprise for the School of Nursing, including budget […]

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DNP student elected president of Central Virginia Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association

February 17, 2017

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Tamara Broadnax, RN, NEA-BC (M.S.’07/N), a DNP student at the VCU School of Nursing and director of Telemedicine at VCU Health, has been elected president of the Central Virginia Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association (CVCNBNA) for a two-year term. CVCNBNA, in collaboration with the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA), is a professional nursing […]

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Theresa Swift-Scanlan appointed to CCTR Endowment Fund Research Advisory Committee

February 16, 2017

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Theresa Swift-Scanlan, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems and the Ellen Fontaine Winston Distinguished Professor, has been appointed to VCU’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) Endowment Fund Research Advisory Committee. Under the CCTR Endowment Fund program, investigators may apply for money to support all stages of […]

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Victoria Menzies selected as an Ambassador for the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research

February 1, 2017

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The Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) recently selected Victoria Menzies, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, associate professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems at the VCU School of Nursing, as an Ambassador to join in its advocacy efforts. FNINR is an independent nonprofit group that advocates for and advances nursing […]

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Jamie Sturgill named to Society for Leukocyte Biology committee

January 23, 2017

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Jamie Sturgill, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of Biobehavioral Laboratory Services at the VCU School of Nursing, has been named to the Society for Leukocyte Biology’s (SLB) Women and Diversity Committee for a three-year term. The committee plans activities and proposes programs that aid the membership with special emphasis on female and minority members. The […]

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Kate Haydon accepted into VCU Leadership Development Program

January 11, 2017

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Kate Haydon, senior director of development, has been accepted into the 2017 class of the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute’s VCU Leadership Development Program. The 10-month program is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and experience of current and emerging leaders at VCU who represent the academic and administrative units of the university and the […]

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