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

Regional Centers Improving Access to Health Care in Rural Areas

Since its inception by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the South Texas Area Health Education Centers (ST-AHEC) Program has been tasked with improving local residents’ access to competent and quality primary health care by recruiting qualified health...
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Teaching Interprofessionalism While Improving the Health of Homeless

Nursing students are working interprofessionally with other health care profession students at UT Health San Antonio as part of a unique research project that encourages them to work as a cohesive team. The RESPECT (Realizing Enhanced Student Inter-Professional Education through...
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Breaking Barriers

Moonju Lee, Ph.D., M.SN., RN, has dedicated her research to understanding why Korean Americans have high incidences of colorectal cancer, but some of the lowest rates of cancer screening.
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SUNRISE: Mentoring Program Unveils New Career Path to Student

By participating in the SUNRISE program, Cristina Cruz was introduced to the world of research and nursing. This unique experience has led her to setting her sights on attaining her Ph.D. in nursing research.
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SUNRISE: Student Conducting Research to Help Mothers, Babies

Acceptance into the nursing school's SUNRISE program is confirming Aisha "Eesh" Silva's decision to further her education by earning a graduate degree after she completes her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She wants to be a pediatric nurse and a nurse researcher in the community.
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SUNRISE: Student Research Geared to Reducing Muscle Wasting Due to Prostate Cancer

Undergraduate student Derek Wallace brought previous lab experience to the SUNRISE program, but he was excited to learn he would actually plan the research project, perform experiments, conduct statistical analysis, and disseminate the findings.
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SUNRISE: Filipino Student, Professor Study Effects of Typhoon on Mothers, Children

Undergraduate student Bryan Ralloma teamed up with mentor M. Danet Lapiz Bluhm, Ph.D., RN, to study the health consequences of prenatal maternal stress following Typhoon Haiyan in their native homeland of the Philippines.
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SUNRISE: Summer Undergraduate Nursing Research Immersion Experience

The School of Nursing created the Summer Undergraduate Nursing Research Immersion Experience (SUNRISE) to guide students toward successfully completing undergraduates degrees and then enrolling in graduate school.
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Ground-Breaking Nursing Research

Kathleen R. Stevens, Ed.D., RN, FAAN, co-authored the first nursing research performed by frontline nurses on the effectiveness of High Reliability Organizations (HROs). It has been published online in Research in Nursing and Health.
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More Than a Leap of Faith

As a graduate of the School of Nursing's Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, Venetia Cantrell, D.N.P., M.S.N., FNP-BC, used her nursing leadership skills to help church members improve their heart health.
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