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CON Receives Gift to Help Fund Global Health Initiatives

The College of Nursing recently learned that it will receive funding from the Code Family Foundation to support two of its global health initiatives.

The first initiative, Hawkeyes in Haiti, is a joint project between the Henry B. Tippie College of Business and the College of Nursing. Code Family Foundation funding will support the creation of a self-sustaining health care clinic that delivers high quality patient-centered primary care, health promotion, training and education.

Creating a shared learning experience for College of Nursing faculty and students, this initiative will be led by Assistant Professor Andrea Achenbach (College of Nursing) and Dimy Doresca (College of Business). CON’s Amany Farag, PhD, RN, and Dr. Achenbach will both be traveling to Haiti with graduate students to participate in this significant endeavor.

In April 2018, the College of Nursing will, for the first time, integrate global health practice experience into the curriculum. This new arrangement will provide an opportunity for undergraduate nursing students to complete their community and population health rotation in Swaziland, Africa. The initiative will greatly enrich students’ education by gaining perspective of the health and human similarities, and differences, in a country with the highest HIV infection rate and where two-thirds of the population lives in extreme poverty.

The Code Foundation is generously funding need-based scholarships to support several students to participate in this community health practicum in Swaziland. This initiative will be led by Dr. Anita Nicholson and Sue Lehman, MSN, RN.

“Susan Code (BSN ’79) and Andy Code (BBA Finance ’80, MBA ’81) have made significant contributions to support the University of Iowa and efforts to solve global health issues, which are of utmost importance to them,” said Julie Zerwic, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, Kelting dean and professor.

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Dec 7th, 2017