The magazine of the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio
Tribute

Students Care for Veterans While Starting Nursing Career

Veterans of the U.S. armed forces often share a common trait—valor. Valor is defined as great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle. Last year, two undergraduate nursing students had the opportunity to care for veterans when they participated in an appropriately...
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Former Acting Surgeon General Discusses Nursing’s Role in Improving Health Care

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, understands firsthand social determinants of health. She grew up a member of a minority group in a rural town with limited access to health care. From April until September 2017, Rear Admiral Trent-Adams served as the acting U.S....
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Nursing Students Learn in England

Six students from the School of Nursing joined School of Health Professions students in an interprofessional international experience at Coventry University in Coventry, England, over Spring Break. While attending classes with Coventry students, they heard lectures about...
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Nursing Advocate, Donor Continues Wife’s Legacy

From his time spent in the trenches side-by-side with military nurses to his 40-year marriage to one, retired Air Force Col. Gary Baldwin has a keen understanding of the role nurses play in health care which is why he chose to honor his late wife’s nursing career and profession...
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Dean’s Message

The School of Nursing faculty, students and graduates live the school’s vision every day. Our vision is simple and bold: We make lives better by promoting health as an act of social justice. In this 2018 issue of Tribute magazine, we highlight the ways through delivery,...
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Nurse Researcher Earns Rising Star Award from UT System

Carolyn E.Z. Pickering, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor of nursing, received a Rising STAR Award from the UT System, a first for the School of Nursing. The award for early career investigators comes with a $250,000 grant. Dr. Pickering, who has worked extensively in the area of...
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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...
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Faculty Member Inducted into Tuskegee University ROTC Military Hall of Fame

Retired Col. Clarice Golightly-Jenkins, Ph.D., RN, was inducted in October 2017 into the Tuskegee University ROTC Military Hall of Fame. Dr. Golightly-Jenkins entered the U.S. Army as a B.S.N. nursing student and was commissioned before graduation as a second lieutenant at...
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Associate Professor Inducted as Fellow of AANP

Wendy J. Lee, D.N.P., FNP-BC, FAANP, RN, associate professor/clinical, was inducted as a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). Throughout Dr. Lee’s professional career, she has authored policies on medical training to improve patient care. As the...
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Director of Admissions, Special Programs Joins School

Henry M. Cantu, M.A., has joined the School of Nursing as director of admissions and special programs. This position provides leadership in planning, developing and implementing recruitment, admissions and outreach programs for the nursing school. Cantu has a Master of Arts in...
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