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November 2016

Herr Named GSA Fellow

Professor Keela Herr, PhD, RN, FAAN, was recently inducted as a Fellow in the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). The Fellowship is the Society’s highest class of membership and serves as an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in the field of gerontology.

Daack-Hirsch’s Interdisciplinary Team Awarded Obermann Center Grant

Sandra Daack-Hirsch, PhD, RN, and UI College of Education Associate Professor Carolyn Colvin were recently awarded an Obermann Center for Advanced Studies Interdisciplinary Research Grant for their project titled “The Intersection of Education and Health in Two Rural Immigrant Iowa Communities.”

The abstract for the team’s project can be found below:

Celebrating Points of Pride

UI reflects on milestones in creating a welcoming environment for LGBTQ community

By Sara Epstein Moninger | Iowa Now | 11/10/2016  

As Chanelle Thomas approaches the two-story white house nestled in the ravine southeast of the Field House, she cranes her neck, then lets out a short gasp.

“It’s gone,” she says, a smile spreading across her face. “It’s all gone.”