Universities of Wisconsin honor Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award recipients for 2023
University of Wisconsin System News | November 9, 2023
Dr. Maichou Lor of the School of Nursing was one of 13 recipients of the 2023 Outstanding Women of Color in Education award. It is an annual honor given to faculty, staff, students, or community members to recognize their achievements in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color within the Universities of Wisconsin as well as communities across the state.
Balancing studies and military service
UW–Madison News | November 9, 2023
Kaylee Mueller, a junior nursing major at UW–Madison, serves as a combat medic in the National Guard. She says her service has given her discipline, resiliency, and “the confidence that you can do anything you can put your mind to.”
Expansion of First Nations Cultural Landscape Tour will increase capacity of popular educational offering
UW–Madison News | October 19, 2023
A popular campus tour at the University of Wisconsin–Madison that highlights the land’s historic and contemporary ties to Indigenous peoples has added tour guides and formalized its structure. The steps are expected to make the First Nations Cultural Landscape Tour available to more groups. Brenda Owen, a current PhD student at the School of Nursing, is a tour project assistant and tour leader.
Linda D. Scott Assumes Presidency of the American Academy of Nursing
American Academy of Nursing | October 9, 2023
Linda D. Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN, started her term as President of the American Academy of Nursing at the organization’s annual business meeting held on October 7, 2023. Dr. Scott is Dean and Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing, a role she has served in since 2016. A skilled and prominent nurse scientist, Dr. Scott’s research findings have directly influenced policy and practice related to patient safety and the nurse work environment. Her research, which has been widely cited and disseminated, focuses on the impact and association between nurse fatigue and adverse patient outcomes and effects, ultimately informing state and national policy recommendations and measures to help safeguard the public’s well-being.
UW Nursing Dean Linda Scott Becomes President of the American Academy of Nursing
UMOJA Magazine | September 30, 2023
We all have childhood dreams of what we want to be when we grow up, but how many of us become the princesses or dragon slayers that we dream of? Not many. While most of us have woven paths for our lives that diverge from those childhood imaginations, Linda Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN, has never wavered. She has turned her childhood dream of being a nurse into a glowing career that includes being the first Black dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Now, she stands at another apex of her career as she steps into her elected role at the next president of the American Academy of Nursing.
Exploring Planetary Health
The Health Promotion Practice Podcast | July 17, 2023
In this episode, Dr. Robin Evans-Agnew is in conversation with School of Nursing Clinical Instructor Jessica LeClair, MPH, RN, Dr. Juan Aguilera, and De-Ann Sheppard on Planetary Health and Climate Justice. They discuss the interconnectedness of the planet, as well as multidisciplinary approaches to affect change.
Unpredictable overdose spikes in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Public Radio | June 9, 2023
An overdose spike alert was recently issued by Public Health Madison and Dane County. Rachel Gicquelais, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor at the UW–Madison School of Nursing, explains how overdose spike alerts work and describes what makes harm reduction resources most effective.
Barbara Bowers Appointed Senior Advisor for Pathway Health
Pathway Health | June 7, 2023
Barbara J. Bowers, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita and Founding Director of the Center for Aging Research and Education at the UW-Madison School of Nursing, has been appointed a Senior Advisor for Pathway Health. “We are pleased to have established a relationship with Dr. Bowers. Her interest in improving the work-life quality for health care staff has driven her to explore ways to enhance the effectiveness of staff development,” said Pathway Health Chief Executive Officer Peter B. Schuna.
Wisconsin researchers develop first hearing test for Hmong community
WUWM | May 26, 2023
After her father was unable to receive a hearing test because it didn’t exist in Hmong, School of Nursing Assistant Professor Maichou Lor spent years to develop the first Hmong hearing test of its kind. She created the test in collaboration with Burke Richmond, an assistant professor in the ear, nose, and throat division at the UW–Madison. Wisconsin is home to the third-largest Hmong population in the U.S., following Minnesota and California. Within the state, they represent the largest Asian American ethnic group. As the community ages, hearing loss is becoming a widespread problem. But few clinics are equipped to treat Hmong-speaking patients — amounting to a health disparity in their care, experts say.
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.”