Tribute Magazine

2020 issue

Caregiver Program Leads City’s Dementia Friendly Designation

The School of Nursing's Caring for the Caregiver Program led an effort to help San Antonio receive the designation of a Dementia Friendly City.
Michelle Beninato, D.N.P., M.S.N., RN, ARNP-BC

Degree, Data Key to Helping Vulnerable Patients

Michelle Beninato, D.N.P., M.S.N., RN, ARNP-BC, received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in the Public Health Nurse Leader track. She is a family nurse practitioner for employees and their family at the Toyota plant.

Researcher Developing New Child, Family Lab

Elizabeth Brownell, Ph.D., M.A., is developing the School of Nursing's Child and Family Laboratory to continue her research of the benefits of human milk on infants.

Wellness 360: School Expands Patient Practice

The School of Nursing is responding to the changing health care needs of the community by reinventing its clinical practice. Now called Wellness 360, the name accurately represents the comprehensive health care practice.

School of Nursing Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic

When a global pandemic changed the world and threatened everyone's health, School of Nursing faculty, staff and students reacted immediately. Learn how the school battled COVID-19 on all fronts.

Nurse Leader Exemplifies Innovation

2019 Visionary Leader Tommye Austin, Ph.D., M.B.A., RN, NEA-BC, of the University Health System designed a filtered mask for health care employees in preparation of a deluge of COVID-19 patients.
Roberto D’Lorm, D.N.P., M.S.N., AGNP-C, CARN-AP

Addiction Expert Providing Organizational Leadership

Roberto D'Lorm, D.N.P., M.S.N., AGNP-C, CARN-AP, earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in the Advanced Practice Leadership track. He specializes in addiction treatment, specifically opioids.

President’s Gala Honors Herrmanns and School

The 2019 President's Gala celebrated the 50th anniversary of the School of Nursing and honored philanthropists Karen and Ronald Herrmann for their legacy of support.
Photo of alumni student wearing PPE

Alumni Respond Across the U.S. To COVID-19 Health Crisis

In health care settings across the country, School of Nursing alumni are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. These innovative, caring nurses are helping to prevent spreading of the virus, caring for those hospitalized, and providing solace to those dying.

Graduates Help Create COVID-19 Unit for Veterans’ Hospital

Graduates of the School of Nursing worked together to help create the COVID-19 Unit at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans' Hospital in San Antonio, where they are providing care for COVID-positive veterans.

Research Designed to Improve Health of Asian American Immigrants

Jisook Ko, Ph.D., M.S.N., RN, is conducting research to help Asian Americans who suffer from high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. She assembled a multi-disciplinary research mentoring team to understand the cause of the health disparities.

Casa Mia Provides Hope to Mothers, Their Babies

The School of Nursing is helping mothers in recovery from opioid use disorders by allowing them to keep their children. Casa Mia follows a social recovery-housing model.
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