Professor Receives Community Engagement Hero Award
Janna Lesser, Ph.D., RN, professor of nursing, has been selected to receive a Community Engagement Hero Award from the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS) for the category Outstanding Community Health Improvement Project. The IIMS Community Engagement Hero Awards program recognizes individuals who have worked as part of a community and research partnership built on a foundation of reciprocal learning and trust for the improved health and well-being of South Texas communities. For more than 20 years, Dr. Lesser has been conducting community-partnered exploratory and intervention studies with communities and individuals living with myriad health and social inequities.