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May 2018

Food for Thought

Nurses are known for providing compassion and care in a variety of health care settings. Their areas of expertise seemingly know no bounds … from pediatrics and anesthesia to gerontology and psychiatric/mental health; therefore, it should come as no surprise when nurses become devoted to community activism, including helping those who might not always have enough food to eat.

PhD Student Awarded CIRTL Fellowship

Current PhD candidate Julie Weldon, MSN, RN, was recently awarded a fellowship from the University of Iowa’s Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). This is one of only 10 fellowships awarded to CIRTL participants who have demonstrated an interest in developing innovative, teaching-focused research here at the University of Iowa.

From Student to CNO

College of Nursing alumna Linda Chase credits not one but two University of Iowa graduate degrees (PhD and Master of Arts in Nursing) for providing a robust foundation that propelled her into a long and successful career as a nurse leader, including her current role as Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for CHI Health, the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) division, which serves Nebraska and Southwest Iowa.