IUSON: A Legacy of Leadership
Points of Pride
IUSON director of Diversity and Enrichment Marsha Baker, MS, has recently been honored with the 2014 IUPUI Multicultural Impact Staff Award. This award is given to those who “promote a campus climate where diversity is valued and accepted, expand our understanding and deepen appreciation of cultures from across the world, or champion social justice for all who work and learn at IUPUI.” Marsha received the award at the Chancellor’s Employee Recognition Ceremony in September.
Diane Von Ah, PhD, RN, FAAN, IUSON, associate professor, (center) was invited to present at the National Cancer Institute's Center for Cancer Research Grand Rounds. Her presentation was entitled, "Cancer and Cancer Treatment-Related Cognitive Impairment: Mechanisms, Measurement, and Management." This is a significant honor for Von Ah, as only a small number of highly regarded experts are asked to present to the NIH.
Assistant professor Ukamaka Oruche, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, was a featured speaker at TEDxIndianapolis 2014, held on October 21 at the Hilbert Circle Theatre. The theme for TEDxIndianapolis 2014 was “Get Outside IN,” and Dr. Oruche discussed the topic “Next generation: the key to sustainable health care?” Read more »
The IU School of Nursing Center for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning received the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for a continuing education provider unit, Accreditation with Distinction, in their recent accreditation review. This status is effective through March 2019.
R25 fellow Rebecca Adams’ article "Cancer Survivors’ Uptake and Adherence in Diet and Exercise Intervention Trials: An Integrative Data Analysis" was published in the journal Cancer. In her article, Rebecca analyzes multiple large RCTs to examine cancer survivors' adoption of and adherence to lifestyle intervention trials based on gender, race, age, cancer type, and time since diagnosis.
Don't forget to walk! Fourteen IUSON staff and faculty members attended IUPUI’s observance of World Heart Day on Monday, September 29, which is in support of World Heart Day – a day designed to draw attention to the serious issue of cardiovascular disease. Faculty, staff, and students from various Schools at IUPUI campus walked to Monument Circle to join a program hosted by Mayor Ballard to raise awareness on creating a heart-healthy environment. Keep up the good work and keep walking!
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