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July SON Birthdays
Happy July Birthday to Kelly Bower, Tim Carl, Alicia Cooke, Justina DiCarlo, Mariah Frederick, Chris Godack, Hae-Ra Han, Susan L’Heureux, Temvelo Masuku, Ingrid McDowell, Marine Nolan, Michael Sanchez, Daniel Sherman, Brigit Van Graafeiland, Sherrod Wilkerson, Julia Wilson, Kelly Wilson-Fowler, and Erin Wright. Best wishes to all!
SON Experts in the Media
The latest media mentions and appearances by members of the SON community:
On the Front Lines: Acts of Courage and Kindness in the Age of Coronavirus—Baltimore Magazine (Kathleen Bailey, 2013 MSN alumna)
COVID-19 and Disabilities: Inclusive Disaster Planning Is Crucial for Vulnerable Populations—National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (Gloria Ramsey)
AHW Researchers Win $2.8M Grant for Intimate Partner Violence Research—JH Alliance for a Healthier World (Nancy Glass)
Nurse Understaffing and Increased Workload Associated With Multiple Organ Failure—Medscape (Dean Davidson)
U.S. Hospitals Face Pressure on ICU Beds as Cases Surge—Bloomberg TV (Jason Farley)
All private nursing facilities will be tested for COVID-19 through partnership between DHHS and CVS—Winston-Salem Journal (Alice Bonner)
'COVID Considerations': Dean's PodcastTo spread the word on the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, Dean Patricia Davidson has launched a regular podcast. A recent entry talks about delivery of a COVID-19 vaccine, and the complex and multifaceted reasons people choose vaccination or not. Listen in.
Several SON faculty members have been officially inducted as Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Clockwise from top are Deborah Busch, Karan Kverno, Michael Sanchez, and Helina Somervell. Congratulations to all.
DNP Winners: 6 Easy Steps From Scrubs to Safe at Home
Executive DNP students Asma Ahmed, Katarzyna LaLicata, and Mehrunnissa Taj won the recent Bioengineering Covid-19 Design Challenge. The Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design took their project, "SCRUBS: COVID-19 Decontamination Routine for Essential Workers," and with the Johns Hopkins Art as Science Department collaborated on an infographic on how essential health care works can easily and safely go from work to home. The colorful, easy-to-follow graphic is here. Congratulations to all.
HELP Course in Public Health Response
For more than 20 years, Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) has offered humanitarian workers an intensive training experience in public health principles and disaster epidemiology. Registration is now open for the January 2021 Winter Session. Gain the skills necessary to effectively respond to public health emergencies in large populations through this two-week course in public health response. Questions? Direct inquiries to course faculty.
2020 Staff & Faculty AppreciationIn case you did not attend the Friday Happy Hour with SON colleagues, here is a link to a video shared that day, "Staff & Faculty Recognition, June 2020." It includes awards and images of the SON community celebrating together through the year. That the event was virtual makes the appreciation no less sincere. Good job, everyone.
Student Nurses' Association: July Meetings
Student Nurses' Association July General Body Meeting: 12:30-1:20 p.m. Monday, July 13 via Zoom (password: jhusonsna)
Grant to Study Acupressure and Chemo Side Effects
Associate Professor Chao Hsing Yeh has received an R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute to study “Auricular Point Acupressure to Manage Chemotherapy Induced Neuropathy.” Congratulations! Read more about Dr. Yeh’s research in the latest issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing magazine.
Chronic Conditions and COVID
Managing a chronic condition can be difficult, especially during challenging times. Join Marissa Alert, clinical psychologist and associate director of Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions to learn simple strategies for coping with stress and anxiety and what you can do to take care of yourself. The “Coping and Thriving Webinar: Managing a Chronic Condition During COVID” is 4-5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14. Register.
Welcome, Michelle Smudde!
Michelle Smudde has joined the SON team as a research program assistant. She has an MA in clinical psychology with emphasis in marriage and family therapy. Her research interests include intimate partner violence and sexual assault issues. Welcome aboard, Michelle!
On U.S. Withdrawal from WHO
Read a response to America’s pullout from the World Health Organization—“US withdrawal from WHO is unlawful and threatens global and US health and security”—from Dean Patricia Davidson and colleagues in the Lancet.
COVID and Domestic Violence
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in domestic partners and families spending more time together at home. Not surprisingly, being in such close proximity for extended periods has resulted in higher stress levels. That raises a concern: Are people in the same households more likely to intimidate or physically hurt one another? Researcher Jacquelyn Campbell answers questions for hopkinsmedicine.org on domestic violence in light of COVID-19-related stress.