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USA Today featured the School’s Birth Companions program in an article on Burmese refugees and motherhood on May 16. The story focused on a baby care workshop for members of a pregnancy support group organized by the International Rescue Committee led by Ashly Higgins, traditional ’11. Faculty member Shirley Van Zandt, MS, MPH, was quoted in the article.

Nursing Spectrum mentioned faculty member Pamela Jeffries, DNS, RN, on March 21 for receiving a Presidential Citation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The award was presented to Jeffries for her role in developing and advancing the field of simulation education in healthcare.

The April 25 issue of Advance for Nurses mentioned faculty members Sharon O’Neill, JD, MSN; Laura Taylor, PhD, RN; and Benita Walton-Moss, DNSc, for being selected as 2011 Health Information Technologies Scholars.
The HITS program, now in its fourth year, aims to develop, implement, evaluate, disseminate, and sustain a faculty development collaborative to incorporate information technologies into a nursing school’s curriculum and expand the school’s capacity to educate students for the 21st century.

Sarah Schlotterbeck, traditional ’11, was interviewed on National Public Radio in January about the Maryland Association of Nursing Students (MANS) conven-tion and the perceived nursing shortage. Schlotterbeck, the Secretary/Resolutions Chair for MANS, was heard on WYPR’s Maryland Morning program.

The Australian publication Adelaide Now featured faculty member Daniel Sheridan, PhD, RN, in an article on March 18 about nurses learning crime-scene investigation techniques to help catch criminals. Sheridan was quoted in the article, commenting on the pivotal role forensics and forensic nursing play
in criminal investigations.

The John A. Hartford Foundation 2010 Annual Report featured the CAPABLE study of faculty member Sarah Szanton, PhD, CRNP. The study partners a nurse, an occupational therapist, and a handyman with low-income older adults to help them remain independent.

The International Rescue Committee’s February monthly update featured an article about 14 Hopkins nursing students who completed their clinical rotation with the IRC in Baltimore as part of their Community and Public Health nursing course. “This placement has the benefit of learning about the perception of healthcare from the refugees’ country,” said faculty member Kristen Weinhauer, RN. “It creates an exchange of learning between nurses and refugees.”

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation featured the article “Hopkins Nursing Lab Admits Harvey the Cardiac Simulator” on its News Digest web page in March.

The May 27th AONE News, published by the American Organization of Nurse Executives, reported that the Johns
Hopkins School of Nursing received a five-year grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) to fund four pre-doctoral fellows with an interest in cardiovascular health research.

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