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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.”

Eland’s Life Celebrated by Friends, Colleagues – Honored by Pain Society

Mentor, teacher, advocate, philanthropist … these words and so many other strong, admirable characterizations have been repeatedly used to describe Dr. Joann (Jo) Eland. A beloved faculty member at the University of Iowa (UI) College of Nursing for 41 years, Dr. Eland made a positive impact on the lives of countless students, faculty and staff.

New Support Group Resource for UI African American Students

Starting this fall from September 7 through November 30, there is a new support group for African American students called Being Black at Iowa. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m. at the Women's Resource & Action Center (WRAC), which is located at 230 N. Clinton Street in Iowa City. (Some of you will know this location as the old Bowman House.)