Faculty and Staff News
Health Science folks enjoy Jubilee Days in Laramie
Communication Disorders Faculty get published and receive funding!
Two new faculty and two new staff members are on board with the School of Nursing
College of Health Sciences Diversity
and Inclusion Initiative Proposal
The College of Health Sciences’ academic plan under University Plan 3 stated: “Creating an atmosphere and environment that fosters both
cultural and intellectual diversity is an
important part of the College of Health Sciences. While both our faculty and student body are diverse, courses and activities that explore the richness of cultures and thought could be further enhanced. Therefore, the College, in the next five years will develop a College of Health Sciences Diversity Plan which will initiate a strategic process that strengthens our commitment to a diverse academic environment; Lisa Shipley, Manager of Student Affairs, has spearheaded that movement, starting with a retreat in January of 2011, continuing with periods of intense research, and culminating in an overarching diversity and inclusion plan to move the College into a more forward thinking and proactive mode of being, teaching and learning.; Key components of the plan are professional competencies to be used for holistic admission standards, student, course, and program evaluation; interprofessionalism; cultural confidence and humility; leadership and citizenship; and an openness to other ways of operating.; This plan was developed by a committee of representatives from the schools and divisions in the College:; Lindsey Overstreet, Social Work; Douglas Petersen, Communication Disorders; Tucker Readdy, Kinesiology and Health; Lisa Shipley, Student Affairs, Committee Chair; Baskaran Thyagarajan, Pharmacy; and Candace Tull, Nursing.; For their extraordinary work on this project, the committee was nominated for the Jason Thompson Diversity Award. Lisa Shipley was also additionally nominated and received the award for her commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Also, Lisa Shipley, manager of Student Affairs for the College of Health Sciences and preprofessional health advisor, is beginning her second two-year term as a liaison between the National Association of Advisors of Health Professions (NAAHP) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). A liaison promotes an active relationship and excellent communication between the professional accrediting institution and the advising organization. Lisa’s responsibilities as liaison include attending various meetings of the APTA and NAAHP, liaison meetings, and serving on various subcommittees. Lisa has been a member of the PTCAS (centralized application service) workgroup, the CAS (multiple application services) subgroup, and the leadership council of NAAHP. She works collaboratively with APTA on professional updates, communication with advisors, and informative articles as well as provides advisor perspectives to the APTA. Her efforts were rewarded with the following “thank you” statement from APTA, sent to the NAAHP list announcing the launch of the new application cycle:
;It was a pleasure seeing so many of you at the NAAHP National Meeting in San Francisco this past week! A special thanks to our wonderful NAAHP Liaison, Lisa Shipley of the University of Wyoming, for her valuable contributions to the PTCAS Work Group. On behalf of APTA and PTCAS, we greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with advisors and look forward to another successful admissions cycle.”
The Barbara Kahn Lecture Series
Karla McGregor, PhD, CCC-SLP
The Division of Communication Disorders held their 11th Annual Barbara Kahn Summer Speaker on June 30. Almost 90 speech-language pathologists from across Wyoming and northern Colorado, and UW graduate students and faculty attended the 1-day event at the UW-Hilton Conference Center. Find Out More
Each year, high school students from around the state of Wyoming are given the opportunity to attend a Health Careers Summer Camp to explore the many health careers available in Wyoming. Find out more about the Camp!
|Marcella Wildeman from Torrington was chosen as the school's first Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar following a competitive written application process. Wildeman is currently working toward earning a doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) degree through the school's DNP program. She receives $20,000 toward her schooling through a matching grant program with the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare. As a Jonas Scholar, Wildeman chose a project focused toward improving the relationships between physicians and nurse practitioners. |
Read more about Wildman and her project at : Wildman, Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar
Brittany Wienholz, Graduating MSW Student
| "Learning about how people overcome trauma and exhibit resilience in the midst of hardship has been a growing interest of mine, and vital to the field of social work. With the support of the Division of Social Work’s Excellence Endowment Fund I was able to attend the 25th Annual International Trauma Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. |
Find out more!
UW's Megan Saunders Named FinalistRead the full article
for National Pharmacy Award
Recent University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy graduate Megan Saunders of Chinook, Wash., has been selected as a finalist for the Next-Generation Pharmacist award.
Finalists were selected from more than 500 entries from 17 states. Saunders was selected in the Future Pharmacist awards category based on excellence in pharmacy education..
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