Dane County introduces trauma recovery program to support Madison health care workers
Daily Cardinal | March 30, 2023
School of Nursing DNP students Marilyn McCluskey and Ann Russell were interviewed for the Daily Cardinal’s story on Dane County’s new trauma recovery program for health care providers. In January, Dane County allocated $621,000 to mental health support for health care providers through a trauma recovery program in response to the mental health crisis among frontline workers exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Health Care and Public Health Workforce Mental Health and Trauma Recovery and Workforce Development Program will be funded through Public Health Madison & Dane County. Nurses hope the program will address the lasting impacts the pandemic had on their mental health and provide support.
Health care on the home front: UW grads remain in the state to keep Wisconsin well
UW–Madison News | March 30, 2023
Where there’s a bandage, there’s a Badger. Doctors, nurses and pharmacists educated and trained in the UW’s health sciences programs are working in every one of the state’s 72 counties. 75% of UW–Madison alumni who earned a bachelor’s degree in health professions and related programs from 2001 to 2015 are working in Wisconsin; so are 70% of master’s degree recipients and 56% of graduates with a clinical doctorate in those fields. Bill Graf spoke to six Badgers who stayed in Wisconsin, including two School of Nursing alumni: Katey Olsen, ’20, and Ashley Thomas, ’22.
2023-23 Vilas Associates Announced
UW–Madison | March 15, 2023
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education has announced 23 faculty winners of the Vilas Associates Competition, including School of Nursing assistant professor Kitty Montgomery, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC, CPHON. The competition recognizes “new and ongoing research of the highest quality and significance.”
Fixing the Future
OnWisconsin Magazine | February 2023
UW–Madison professors aren’t merely dreaming of a better world — they’re actively building it. OnWisconsin asked faculty members across campus to describe breakthroughs in their fields that will improve life for all of us. They spoke to School of Nursing professor Barbara King, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, FAAN, about her groundbreaking work with Linsey Steege, PhD, to form the Advancing and Leading Innovation in Healthcare through Nursing and Engineering Research lab to redesign health care systems to work for nurses.
What are the injury risks for student athletes?
Wisconsin Public Radio WPR.org | January 12, 2023
Nearly every year in the U.S., a handful of student athletes die playing football, according to the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research (NCCS). Traci Snedden, PhD, RN, CPNP, CNE, FNAP, clinical associate professor for the School of Nursing, joined Wisconsin Public Radio Morning Show’s Kate Archer Kent and NCCS Director Kristen Kucera to discuss how to protect young athletes when they play contact sports, as well as the latest research on head injuries. When asked about traumatic brain injury in athletes and the importance of training coaches on concussion education and protocol, Snedden stressed, “The importance of recognizing a concussion is of greatest priority.”