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Simmons Nursing Student Bringing Dr. "Patch" Adams to Simmons
2/20/2014

(February 20, 2014) -- Most people know Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams through actor Robin Williams, who portrayed him in the 1998 hit movie based on his life. For nursing major Brianna Bouchard '14 however, seeing the doctor impersonated on screen wasn't enough. Curious about the fate of Adams' hospital, the Gesundheit! Institute, which is featured in the film, Bouchard did some online research and wrote a letter to the doctor expressing admiration for his work. She received a hand-written response within three weeks.

News from SNHS - February 2014
2/20/2014

(February 20, 2014) -- Nursing, nutrition, and physical therapy news from School of Nursing of Health Sciences.

Dean Judy Beal Named AACN Board Secretary
2/10/2014

(February 10, 2014) -- Judy Beal, DNSc, RN, FNAP, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, was elected as the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Board Secretary.

News from SNHS - January 2014
1/23/2014

(January 23, 2014) -- SNHS, Nursing, Nutrition and Physical Therapy news for January 2014.

News from SNHS - December 2013
12/20/2013

(December 20, 2013) -- Nursing and nutrition news from SNHS.

News from SNHS - November 2013
11/20/2013

(November 20, 2013) -- Nursing and Nutrition news from School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

News from SNHS - Mid-October 2013
10/24/2013

(October 24, 2013) -- Nursing and Physical Therapy news from SNHS.

2014 Distinguished Alumna/us Award Nomination Procedures
10/1/2013

(October 1, 2013) -- This award is given annually in recognition of an alumna/us, graduate or undergraduate, from the department of nursing, nutrition, physical therapy, or health professions education in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences who has made distinguished professional contributions to her/his field and to society. Nominations should be submitted by January 31, 2014.

News from SNHS - October 2013
9/25/2013

(September 25, 2013) -- News from the school and from nursing, nutrition, and physical therapy.

News from SNHS - September 2013
9/4/2013

(September 4, 2013) - Nutrition news from SNHS.

News from SNHS - August 2013
8/1/2013

(August 1, 2013) -- Nursing and Physical Therapy news from the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Jeanne Griffin '03HS Honored by Mass General Hospital Cancer Center
6/10/2013

(June 10, 2013) -- Jeanne Griffin '03HS was honored by Mass General Hospital Cancer Center on June 5 as part of the the one hundred. the one hundred is the Mass General Cancer Center's annual fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs.

read more.

News from SNHS - May 2013
5/7/2013

(May 7, 2013) -- Nursing and nutrition news from SNHS.

Simmons Launches Online Master's Degree for Nurse Practitioners
5/7/2013

(May 7, 2013) -- Nursing@Simmons, a newly launched online master's degree program for aspiring family nurse practitioners, will enable Simmons to deliver our first-rate Master of Science in Nursing program to students across the country, expanding our reach and visibility. This program, an important part of Strategy 2015, will match the rigor of the on-campus learning experience through a combination of live face-to-face online instruction, self-paced course work, small classes, and a top-notch clinical field program.

Full story.

Sarah Volkman Participated in World Malaria Day Panel on Capitol Hill
5/6/2013

(May 6, 2013) -- To commemorate World Malaria Day on April 25, the U.S. Senate Caucus on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases invited guests to join them for a panel discussion "Invest in the Future: Defeat Malaria," on Capitol Hill. Dr. Sarah Volkman, professor of nursing, was a featured speaker, discussing the importance of U.S. partnerships in the fight against malaria, and the return those investments yield for the U.S. and the world.

More SNHS news.

Kathryn Mead '13 Shares International Nursing Experiences in Huffington Post
5/6/2013

(May 6, 2013) -- As a third-year nursing student, Kathryn Mead '13 travelled to Moshi, Tanzania to give back to those in need of medical care. The experience helped to pave her path toward becoming a registered nurse immersed in advocacy for women and children, and equitable health care for all human beings. The experience demonstrated to her the necessity for young women and girls to immerse themselves in education.

Full story. (huffingtonpost.com)

Rebecca Koeniger-Donohue at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Meeting
4/16/2013

(April 16, 2013) -- Rebecca Koeniger-Donohue, professor of practice in nursing, attended the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting (HIMSS13) in New Orleans, and is pictured with Farzad Mostashari. MD, ScM, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

News from SNHS - April 2013
4/8/2013

(April 8, 2013) -- Nursing news from SNHS.

Makeda Kamara Presented with Award by Black Nurses Association
3/12/2013

(March 12, 2013) -- Makeda Kamara, associate professor of practice in nursing, was presented with the New England Black Nurses Association Award for Excellence in Nursing Education at the annual awards ceremony in Boston on Friday, February 22.

News from SNHS - March 2013
3/1/2013

(March 1, 2013) -- Nursing news from SNHS.

Study by Assoc. Professor of Nursing Susan Duty Found Neonatal Bisphenol A Levels Linked to Medical Device Use
2/20/2013

(February 20, 2013) -- The levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in the urine of premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit is associated with greater exposure to medical devices, but not with nutritional intake, according to a study published online Feb. 18 in Pediatrics.

full story. (empr.com)

News from SNHS - February 2013
2/5/2013

(February 5, 2013) -- Nursing and nutrition news from SNHS.

Simmons Nursing Students Learn from Alumnae on the Job
1/10/2013

(January 10, 2013) -- "The students are definitely adding an extra dimension to the lives – and the health – of seniors living in this community."

That's how Adele Pike, clinical instructor at the Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences, assessed the impact of the six Simmons nursing students she taught during their fall-semester clinical in community health nursing at Springhouse, a senior living community in Jamaica Plain, MA. The community includes a facility for seniors requiring "memory care," and each Simmons student was paired with a resident throughout the semester.

Teresa Fung on Panel of Experts for Best Diets for 2013
1/8/2013

(January 8, 2013) -- Teresa Fung, professor of nutrition, was included on a U.S.News & World Report panel of experts for the best diets for 2013. 

full story.

Maureen Fagan '95HS, '12HS is Co-Investigator on Research Award
12/18/2012

(December 18, 2012) -- Maureen Fagan '95HS, '12HS, executive director for the Center for Patients and Families at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Boston, is a co-investigator on a research award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study "Relative benefits of a hospital-PCMH collaboration within an ACO to improve care transitions."

press release.

Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (MCNP) Breakfast Reception
12/5/2012

(December 5, 2012) -- Dr. Patricia White and Dr.Rebecca Donohue, professors of practice in nursing, with Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray, attending the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (MCNP) breakfast reception.

News from SNHS - November 2012
11/2/2012

(November 2, 2012) -- Nursing and nutrition news from the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Dean Judy Beal Officially Inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing
10/16/2012

(October 16, 2012) -- On Saturday, October 13, Dean Judy Beal, DNSc, RN, FAAN was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing. The American Academy of Nursing invites nursing's most accomplished leaders to join the Academy as Fellows and participate in their mission to promote knowledge-driven healthcare policy and to actively inform and participate in healthcare reform.

Dean Judy Beal Recognized for Column in The American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing
10/5/2012

(October 5, 2012) -- Dean Judy Beal, a Fellow Inductee of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), along with AAN Fellow Kathleen Capitulo, received the gold award for the best regular column in the American Society of Healthcare Publishers 2012 Awards Competition for their "Second Opinion" column in The American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing.

full story.

October 2012 News from SNHS
10/2/2012

(October 2, 2012) -- Nursing and nutrition news from SNHS.

Professor Makada Kamara Assists With Non-Hospital Births in Bermuda
9/7/2012

(September 7, 2012) -- Makada Kamara, associate professor of practice in nursing and the Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program, is one of the U.S. nurse midwives allowed to assist in non-hospital births in Bermuda.

full story. (The Royal Gazette online)

September 2012 News from SNHS
9/4/2012

(September 4, 2012) -- Nursing and Nutrition news from SNHS.

August 2012 News from SNHS
8/1/2012

(August 1, 2012) -- Nursing and nutrition news from the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Nutrition Professor Teresa Fung Appointed Associate Editor of the Epidemiology Section of the Journal of Nutrition
7/13/2012

(July 13, 2012) -- Nutrition Professor Teresa Fung has been appointed associate editor of the epidemiology section of the Journal of Nutrition. Her 18-month term began July 1.  Fung will have a major role in manuscript editorial decisions, including acceptance and rejection of manuscripts. The Journal of Nutrition is ranked the third most prominent nutrition journal in the United States by Impact Factor, which ranks journals by how often papers were cited in other research papers.

July 2012 News from SNHS
7/10/2012

(July 2012) -- Nursing and Nutrition news from SNHS.

Simmons Mourns the Loss of Former Dean Anne Coghlan
6/18/2012

(June 18, 2012) -- Alumna Anne Coghlan '48, former Simmons Dean of Sciences, died last Wednesday at her home in Milton, Mass. after a short illness. Peggy Loeb '62, former director of public information and long-time editor of the Simmons Review, shared that Dean Coghlan was "a marvelous teacher, a good friend, and had a wonderful laugh!"

Lisa Brown, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Quoted in Article About Frozen Yogurt
6/14/2012

(June 14, 2012) -- "Probiotics are very strain-specific in their benefits," says Lisa Brown, assistant professor of nutrition at Simmons College in Boston. "It's really hard to say that [frozen yogurt] will translate the same way fermented foods do in terms of benefit."

full story.

Dean Judy Beal, DNSc, RN to be Inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing
6/8/2012

(June 8, 2012) -- Judy Beal, Dean of the SNHS and professor of nursing, was notified that she will be inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing on October 13, 2012. 

Judy Beal, DNSc, RN Leads Joint Task Force to Enhance Patient Care
5/9/2012

(May 9, 2012) -- The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) are pleased to announce the creation of a new online resource developed to advance robust academic-practice partnerships. This new clearinghouse, hosted on the AACN Web site, features an interactive tool kit with practical guidelines for establishing successful collaborations as well as a Guiding Principles document that outlines the eight tenets for productive partnerships.

Approved by the AACN Board of Directors in March 2010, a joint task force was convened by AACN and AONE to develop resources for nursing leaders looking to develop and sustain effective academic--practice partnerships. This task force was led jointly by AACN Board Member Judy Beal, DNSc, RN, from Simmons College and past AONE President Linda Everett, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN from Indiana University Health.

full story. (BusinessWire)

A Partnership in Care and Education
4/20/2012

(April 20, 2012) -- The spirit of cooperation was abundantly evident as VA Boston Healthcare System (VA BHS) along with Simmons College School of Nursing dedicated two medical wards at the West Roxbury campus as Dedicated Education Units (DEU's).

full story. (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

Associate Provost Gerry Koocher Quoted in USA Today Article About Trayvon Martin
4/17/2012

(April 16, 2012) -- Trayvon Martin's father says he warned son about stereotypes.

full story. (USA Today)

Southcoast Names Lisa M. Tibbetts '98HS Director of Patient Care Services, Pediatrics
4/2/2012

WAREHAM -- Southcoast Health System has named Lisa Tibbetts as Director of Patient Care Services, Pediatrics. In her new role, Tibbetts will be responsible for the operational and strategic leadership to pediatric services across the Southcoast system.

Read more.

Wendy Baltzer-Fox '07HS Receives National Award from the Section on Women's Health American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
3/12/2012

(March 12, 2012) -- Wendy Baltzer-Fox '07HS, PT, DPT, GCS, WCS, of Cranston, supervisor of Women's Health Physical Therapy Services at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, has been presented with the Elizabeth Noble Award from the Section on Women's Health American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). A graduate of Boston University, Baltzer-Fox earned a doctorate in physical therapy from Simmons. She is board certified in geriatric physical therapy and is the only physical therapist in Rhode Island to also be certified in women's health.

The Elizabeth Noble Award is the APTA's Section on Women's Health's highest honor and is given to a member in good standing who has provided extraordinary and exemplary service to the field of physical therapy for women.

Read the full story.

Eileen McCarthy '90HS Named Vice President for Compliance at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
3/9/2012

(March 9, 2012) -- Eileen McCarthy '90HS has been named to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's top position for managing compliance matters after serving in a similar role for Partners HealthCare for several years. McCarthy received a nursing degree from Boston College and a master’s degree in health care administration from Simmons, and she previously worked in patient care services.

full story. (boston.com)

Investiture Ceremony Formalizes Dean Judy Beal's Role
3/5/2012

(March 5, 2012) -- The formal investiture of Judy A. Beal as the inaugural Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences took place on Friday, February 24. Prior to the investiture ceremony, Dean Beal led an academic symposium: Preparing the Future Leaders of Healthcare through Inter-professional Collaboration and Teamwork.

Prior to her appointment as dean last May, Dr. Beal had served as interim dean of the School since last year. She has been at Simmons for nearly 30 years, and during that time has helped to build the nursing program into one of the largest and most well known academic programs at Simmons.

March 2012 News from SNHS
3/1/2012

(March 1, 2012) -- Nursing and nutrition updates from the School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS).

Nutrition Students Design "Eating Well on a Tight Budget" Diet Program for Martha's Vineyard Seniors
2/17/2012

(February 17, 2012) -- The community room at Woodside Village of Island Elderly Housing was filled with aromas of spices and fresh vegetables Friday morning while some 15 neighbors chatted, swapping recipes and cooking tips. Not just a friendly luncheon, the gathering was a program called "Eating Well on a Tight Budget" designed by two Simmons College Nutrition students to help seniors make wise food choices.

Masters candidates Betsy Corsiglia of Oak Bluffs and Jen Stallings of Marshfield developed the workshop as a research project about seniors' eating habits and effective ways to improve their nutrition. The researchers developed the model as a thesis project for a class taught by Nancie Herbold, chairman of the nutrition department. They worked closely with their advisor, nutrition professor Theresa Fung, Sc.D., R.D., L.D.N.

full story.

U.S.News Ranks Simmons Nursing Program Among Nation's Top Online Education Programs
1/11/2012

(January 11, 2012) -- Simmons Nursing program was included in the first-ever 2012 edition of Top Online Education Program rankings released by U.S.News & World Report this week.

full story. (U.S.News.com)

U.S.News Launches 'Best Diets 2012' with Help From Nutrition Professor Teresa Fung
1/6/2012

(January 6, 2012) -- Those looking for the best way to trim down in 2012 have a new tool: U.S.News & World Report, which announces its second annual Best Diets rankings, created with the help of renowned Simmons Nutrition Professor Teresa Fung, Sc.D.

Of the 25 diets evaluated, Fung and other diet experts on the panel determined that the five Easiest Diets to follow are: (#1) Weight Watchers, (#2) Jenny Craig, (#3) Mediterranean Diet, and (tied at #4) Slim-Fast and Volumetrics.

full story.

December 2011 News from SNHS
12/13/2011

(December 13, 2011) -- Nursing and nutrition updates from the School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS).

Revamping Technology in Park Science Center
11/30/2011

(November 30, 2011) -- It is no secret that technology goes hand in hand with science courses and it is with this axiom in mind that Simmons Technology has partnered with faculty and staff to make dramatic improvements to the available resources in Park Science Center.

Nutrition Professor Teresa Fung Quoted in Reuters Health
11/28/2011

(November 28, 2011) -- Nutrition Professor Teresa Fung was quoted in an article by Reuters Health about the benefits of a Mediterranean diet.

full story. (Reuters Health)

School of Nursing and Health Sciences Honors Colloquium 2011: Distinguished Alumna and Outstanding Teacher
11/22/2011

(November 22, 2011) -- The School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) held its annual Honors Colloquium on Thursday, October 27, 2011. Dr. Toni Tasker '04HS, adjunct professor of physical therapy, was honored as the 2011 SNHS Outstanding Teacher, and Patricia Thompson Leavitt, MS, FNP, '94HS, '97HS, was honored as the 2011 SNHS Distinguished Alumna.

November 2011 News from SNHS
11/3/2011

(November 3, 2011) -- Nursing and nutrition updates from the School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS).

Simmons Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Students Recognized Nationally
11/3/2011

(November 3, 2011) -- Two third-year Simmons DPT students, Samantha Letizio '13HS and Andrew Oliver '12HS, were elected to National Student Assembly positions at the organization’s annual Student Conclave in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 22, 2011.  There were only nine positions to be filled nationally and each position had three very qualified candidates.  Letizio was elected as a Director and Oliver was elected the National Delegate.  This is an exceptional accomplishment considering there are 213 physical therapy (PT) and 276 physical therapy assistant (PTA) programs in the United States.  It is unusual that two students are elected from the same state, but two students elected from the same program is exceptional. 

School of Nursing and Health Sciences Honors Colloquium 2011
10/11/2011

(October 11, 2011) -- The School of Nursing and Health Sciences will sponsor its annual Honors Colloquium on Thursday, October 27, from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the Special Functions Room, Main College Building.  A reception will follow.

Call for Nominations for the 2012 School of Nursing and Health Sciences Distinguished Alumna/us Award
10/11/2011

(October 11, 2011) -- This award is given annually in recognition of an alumna/us, graduate or undergraduate, from the department of nursing, nutrition, or physical therapy who has made distinguished professional contributions to her/his field and to society. Recent award recipients have included Jo-Anna Rorie '75, Nursing, 2009; Kristann Wilmore Heinz '92, '93HS, Nutrition, 2010, and Patricia Thompson Leavitt '94HS, '97HS, Nursing, 2011.

American Academy of Nursing Announces 2011 Awards
10/11/2011

(October 11, 2011) -- The American Academy of Nursing announces Honorary Fellows and Living Legends. Two of the recipients are from Simmons, Millicent Gorham '76, '11HD received the Honorary Fellow and May L. Wykle was named a Living Legend.

October 2011 News from SNHS
10/3/2011

(October 3, 2011) -- Nursing and nutrition updates from the School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS).

Why She Gives: SNHS Staff Member Sandra Northrup Tells Her Story
9/30/2011

(September 30, 2011) -- A postcard outside Sandra Northrup's office show a group of smiling Simmons students who participated in last year's Alternative Spring Break project with Habitat for Humanity in Washington, Penn.

Simmons Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program Scholars at the Mattapan Community Health Center Health Care Revival 15
9/19/2011

(September 19, 2011) -- The Mattapan Community Health Center Health Care Revival 15 kicked off Saturday September 10, 2011. The health fair offered something for the mind, body, and soul. Seventeen Simmons Dotson Bridge and Mentoring program Scholars and three faculty participated in all activities and screenings offered at the health fair. The Scholars assisted with peripheral vascular screenings, eye exams, and hearing test. The scholars also assisted with health education in the children's and teen's tent, which included the importance of physical education and nutrition. Other areas the Dotson Scholars were particularly invaluable was health education using interpretation services. Many of the residents have English as a second language and the scholars were able to communicate effectively with these residents in their native language.

Simmons Also Been Named A "Best College" by U.S.News & World Report, Joining The Princeton Review, and Forbes.com
9/13/2011

(September 13, 2011) -- Once again, Simmons has been named a "Best College" by U.S.News & World Report in the 2012 edition of "America's Best Colleges." Simmons ranked in the top tier of schools in the Regional Universities North category.

In the past two months, Simmons has been cited by three premier rankings organizations for excellence. Simmons was featured in The Princeton Review's 2012 college guidebook as one of the nation's "Best 376 Colleges" and named by Forbes.com as one of "America's Best Colleges 2011."  

Simmons SNHS Faculty Visit Romania as Part of New England Alliance of Hospices of Hope
9/12/2011

(September 12, 2011) -- School of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty along with faculty from the University of Rhode Island and leadership from Hospice Casa Sperantei in Brasov, Romania are part of a collaborative group called the New England Alliance of Hospices of Hope.

September 2011 News from SNHS
9/1/2011

(September 1, 2011) -- Nursing and nutrition news from SNHS.

Nutrition Professor Teresa Fung Expert on U.S.News Best 20 Diets Panel
9/1/2011

(September 1, 2011) -- A panel of 22 health experts including nutritionists and specialists in diabetes, heart health, human behavior, and weight loss, reviewed detailed assessments prepared by U.S. News of 20 diets. The experts rated each diet in seven categories, including short- and long-term weight loss, ease of compliance, safety, and nutrition.

full story.

Physical Therapy Students Engage in Local and National Events
7/18/2011
(July 18, 2011) -- The students in the physical therapy doctoral program continue to make quite an impact locally in their communities and nationally in their professional organization, the American Physical Therapy Association. The following offers some of the significant achievements and recognitions that the DPT Program and students have recently realized.

July 2011 News from SNHS
7/1/2011
(July 1, 2011) - News from SNHS about nutrition and nursing.

June 2011 News from SNHS
6/8/2011
(June 2011) -- Nursing and Nutrition updates from SNHS.

May 2011 News from SNHS
5/12/2011
(May 2011) -- Nursing and Physical Therapy updates from SNHS.

Judy Beal Announced As New Dean for School of Nursing and Health Sciences
5/9/2011
(May 9, 2011) -- Judy A. Beal, D.N.Sc., RN, a longtime nurse educator who specializes in the changes in 21st century nursing, has been named the new dean of the Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences, effective July 1.

Patricia Thompson Leavitt '94HS, '97HS Receives Humanitarian Award
4/21/2011
(April 21, 2011) -- Dr. Christian T. Chenard '96 graduated from the Simmons/University of New England Westbrook Nursing (MSN) Program. His life's work focused on caring for the most vulnerable populations—homeless HIV/AIDS patients, substance abusers, and patients with mental illness. Chris died of pancreatic cancer in 2007. In 2009, the Simmons Department of Nursing established an award in his honor and memory. On April 13, 2011 the second annual Christian T. Chenard Award for Humanitarianism was presented to Patricia Thompson Leavitt, MSN, FNP.

April 2011 News from SNHS
4/5/2011
(April 2011) -- Nursing and nutrition news from SNHS.

Associate Provost Gerry Koocher's New Mental Health Book Released
3/25/2011
(March 25, 2011) -- Associate Provost Gerry Koocher new book has been released. "Ethical Conundrums, Quandaries and Predicaments in Mental Health Practice: A Casebook from the Files of Experts" includes real-life scenarios to provide a comprehensive and definitive ethics casebook for mental health professionals.

Sasha DuBois '08 Receives Excellence in Nursing Practice Award From New England Regional Black Nurses Association
3/3/2011
(March 3, 2011) -- LaDonna Christian, a School of Nursing and Health Science Nursing instructor and director of the Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program received an award for Excellence in Nursing Education/Teaching. Sasha DuBois '08, who works at Brigham and Women's Hospital, received the Excellence in Nursing Practice award. Christian and DuBois were honored Feb. 11, at a dinner at the Marriott Copley Hotel in Boston.

March 2011 News from SNHS
3/1/2011
(March 1, 2011) -- SNHS announcements: nursing, nutrition, physical therapy.

Nutrition alumna and former adjunct professor Kate Walsh Geagan on Dr. Oz Show
2/11/2011
(February 11, 2011) -- Kate Walsh Geagan MS, RD '99HS appeared on the Dr. Oz show on Feb. 2, 2011. The topic of the show was "Top 5 Age-Defying Fruits and Vegetables." Walsh Geagan is an alumna of the Certificate in Didactic Program in Dietetics (D.P.D.) and has an MS in nutrition. She was also an adjunct professor for the nutrition department.

February 2011 News from SNHS
2/1/2011
(February 1, 2011) -- SNHS nursing announcements.

January 2011 News from SNHS
1/5/2011

(January 2011) -- SNHS and nursing announcements.

New Graduate School Name: School of Nursing and Health Sciences
12/15/2010

(December 15, 2010) -- Simmons has announced that its School of Health Sciences (SHS) has been renamed to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS), effective January 1, 2011. The decision is part of Simmons's recent Academic Business Review and Strategic Plan, which focus on the best ways to position Simmons for long-term academic visibility and success.

December 2010 News from SHS
12/2/2010

(December 2010) -- Nursing and nutrition news from SHS.

November 2010 News from SHS
11/1/2010

(November 1, 2010) -- Nursing updates from SHS.

Call for Nominations for the 2011 School of Health Sciences Distinguished Alumna/us Award
10/15/2010

(October 15, 2010) -- This award is given annually in recognition of an alumna/us, graduate or undergraduate, from the department of nursing, nutrition, or physical therapy who has made distinguished professional contributions to her/his field and to society. Previous award recipients have included Jeanne Leffers '70, Nursing, 2008; Jo-Anna Rorie '75, Nursing, 2009; and Kristann Wilmore Heinz '92, '93HS, Nutrition, 2010.

October 2010 News from SHS
10/1/2010

(October 2010) -- Nursing, nutrition and SHS.

School of Health Sciences Honors Colloquium
9/24/2010

(September 24, 2010) -- The School of Health Sciences will sponsor its annual Honors Colloquium on Thursday, November 4, 2010, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. in the Special Functions Room of the Main College Building. A reception will follow.

September 2010 News from SHS
9/1/2010
(September 1, 2010) -- Nutrition, Physical Therapy and SHS news.

Simmons Nursing Students at South Shore Hospital Receive Awards
8/27/2010
(August 27, 2010) -- As part of nurses' week this past spring, South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth, MA recognized eight nurses in four award categories: Leadership, Community Service, Mentoring, and Peer Involvement.

August 2010 News from SHS
8/1/2010

(August 1, 2010) -- Nursing, Nutrition, Physical Therapy, and SHS news.

Interim Deans Named for CAS, SHS, and SOM; New Associate Provost Named
7/30/2010

(August 1, 2010) -- The College announced several leadership changes this spring, including the appointment of a new associate provost and three new interim deans.

July 2010 News from SHS
6/30/2010

(June 30, 2010) - Nursing, nutrition, and administrative updates from SHS.

Nursing Department Receives Multiple National Scholarships
6/29/2010

(June 29, 2010) -- The Simmons Nursing program announced that it is one of 63 schools nationwide that will receive funding to award 12 scholarships from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) through the RWJF New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN). Scholarships provided through this competitive program will be given to students traditionally underrepresented in the field of nursing.

June 2010 News from SHS
5/26/2010

(May 26, 2010) -- Health Care Administration and Nursing updates from SHS.

SHS Professor Bob Coulam Interviewed for Boston Globe piece on Healthcare
5/19/2010

(May 19, 2010) -- SHS professor Bob Coulam, a research professor in the health care administration (HCA) program, was interviewed for a healthcare piece on boston.com.

Read the full story. (boston.com)

May 2010 News from SHS
4/30/2010

(April 30, 2010) -- Health Care Administration, Nursing, Nutrition, Physical Therapy updates from SHS.

Nursing Professor and Students "Walk for Change"
4/21/2010

(April 21, 2010) -- Rebecca Koeniger-Donohue, associate professor of nursing, and several graduate nursing students, including Rachel Barker '09HS, Cara Feinzeig '07, and Casey Leber '09HS, participated in the 5th Annual Walk for Change on April 11, 2010. This event benefits the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.

April 2010 News from SHS
4/1/2010

(April 1, 2010) -- Healthcare administration, nutrition and nursing updates from SHS.

March 2010 News from SHS
3/2/2010

(March 1, 2010) -- Nursing and nutrition updates.

February 2010 News from SHS
2/1/2010

(February 1, 2010) -- Healthcare administration and nursing updates.

SHS Alumna Headed to Haiti
1/19/2010

(January 19, 2010) -- Nurse practitioner Annie Lewis O'Connor '90HS will spend two weeks with a team of nurses and doctors treating victims of the earthquake that ravaged Haiti last week.
Click here for the full article. (boston.com)

PT Student Wins Prestigious National Award
1/5/2010

(January 5, 2010) -- For the eighth time in 10 years, a Simmons College student has received the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)'s prestigious Ruth P. Hall Clinical Fellowship Award. This year's award, which is given annually to one physical therapy student in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, was presented to Hannah Ribeck '08, '10HS at the annual Massachusetts chapter meeting in November.

Click here for the full story.

January 2010 News from SHS
1/4/2010

(January 4, 2010) -- Heath care administration and nursing updates.

Simmons PT Students Participate in National Physical Therapy Month
12/2/2009

(December 2, 2009) -- In October 2009, 15 third-year students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Simmons College celebrated National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) by promoting fitness and wellness by participating in events from road races to triathlons throughout New England.

December 2009 News from SHS
12/2/2009

(December 2, 2009) -- Updates from the School of Health Sciences in Health Care Administration, Nursing, and Physical Therapy.

Nutrition Student Featured in The Simmons Voice
11/5/2009

(November 5, 2009) -- Nutrition student, Juliana Ross '10, was featured in the student newspaper, The Simmons Voice.
Click here to read the full story.

November 2009 News from SHS
11/1/2009

(November 1, 2009) -- Updates from the School of Health Sciences in Health Care Administration, Nursing, Nutrition, and Physical Therapy.

Call for 2009 SHS Award Nominations
10/26/2009

(October 26, 2009) -- The School of Health Sciences (SHS) is now accepting nominations for the 2010 Distinguished Alumna/us Award and the 2010 Outstanding Teacher Award.

October 2009 News from SHS
10/1/2009

(October 1, 2009) -- Nursing, Online Teaching and Learning, and Physical Therapy updates.

SHS Professor John Lowe Named National Champion of Diversity
9/29/2009

(September 29, 2009) -- John Lowe, chair and professor of health care administration, has been nominated for the Champion of Diversity Award by the Ohio State University Health Management Alumni Association in recognition of his contributions to the field of cultural diversity.

September 2009 News from SHS
9/1/2009

(September 2009) -- Healthcare administration and nursing updates.

Allison Barker Morse '02HS Named Massachusetts Nurse Practitioner of the Year
9/1/2009

(September 1, 2009) -- Allison Barker Morse '02HS recently received the 2009 Massachusetts Nurse Practitioner of the Year award. The award is given by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the only full-service national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties.

August 2009 News from SHS
7/31/2009

(August 2009) -- Health care administration and nursing updates.

Nancy O'Rourke '96HS Named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
7/30/2009

(July 30, 2009) -- Nancy O'Rourke '96HS was recently named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners at the Academy's annual conference in June. The AANP is the only full-service national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties, and has over 125,000 members.

Dean Gerry Koocher to Head Society of Pediatric Psychology
7/30/2009

(July 30, 2009) -- Gerald Koocher, dean of the School of Health Sciences, recently was elected president of the Society of Pediatric Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association (APA).

July 2009 News from SHS
6/30/2009

(July 1, 2009) -- Health care administration, nursing, nutrition and physical therapy updates.

SHS Department of Nursing Earns 10-Year Reaccreditation
6/2/2009

(June 2, 2009) -- The Department of Nursing recently received a full ten-year reaccreditation from The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

June 2009 News from SHS
6/1/2009

(June 1, 2009) -- Healthcare administration, nursing, physical therapy, and online learning updates.

SHS Curriculum Offered to Women in Saudi Arabia
5/29/2009

(May 29, 2009) -- Earlier this year, SHS Dean Gerry Koocher and Associate Dean and Chair of Nursing Judy Beal accepted an invitation from Prince Sultan University (PSU) to visit Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. While there, the SHS signed a memorandum of understanding with PSU to develop a graduate program in maternal-child health nursing for Saudi women who have completed undergraduate science degrees in the Kingdom.

2009 SHS Honors Colloquium
5/1/2009

(May 1, 2009) -- On April 9 the School of Health Sciences held its annual Honors Colloquium to present its 2009 alumnae and faculty awards.

May 2009 News from SHS
5/1/2009

(May 1, 2009) -- Healthcare Administration and nursing updates.

April 2009 News from SHS
4/7/2009

(April 7, 2009) -- Nursing and nutrition updates.

2009 SHS Alumnae and Faculty Award Recipients
3/18/2009

(March 18, 2009) -- The School of Health Sciences announces the recipients of the 2009 SHS alumnae and faculty awards.

March 2009 News from SHS
3/4/2009

(March 4, 2009) -- Nursing and nutrition updates.

Alumna Authors Innovative Book: Go Green Get Lean
2/26/2009

(February 26, 2009) -- Kate Walsh Geagan '99HS, "America's Green Nutritionist," has combined her knowledge of nutrition with a passion for eco-friendly living in her book Go Green Get Lean: Trim Your Waistline with the Ultimate Low-Carbon Footprint Diet (Rodale, March 2009).

February 2009 News from SHS
2/6/2009

(February 6, 2009) -- Health care, nutrition and nursing updates.

Nutrition Professor Pens Article on Steps to Healthier Employees
12/21/2008

Click here to read the full story. (boston.com)

Nutrition Professors Present at APHA Meeting
12/8/2008

(December 8, 2008) -- Elizabeth Scott and Nancie Herbold presented at the American Public Health Association Meeting in San Diego, October 26-29, 2008.

Assistant Professor of Nursing Receives First ROSE Award
12/8/2008

(December 8, 2008) -- Susan Duty, assistant professor of nursing, was the recipient of the first ROSE Award at South Shore Hospital.

Nutrition Lecturer Pens Article on Worksite Wellness
11/1/2008

Click here to read the full story. (The Boston Herald)

PT Student Wins 2008 Ruth Hall Award
10/22/2008

(October 22, 2008) --   For the seventh time in nine years, a Simmons physical therapy graduate student has won the prestigious Ruth P. Hall Clinical Fellowship Award, given by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

SHS Professor Explores Food Terrorism in Book
9/26/2008

(September 26, 2008) -- Dr. Sari Edelstein, associate professor of nutrition, has recently published Food and Nutrition at Risk in America: Food Insecurity, Biotechnology, Food Safety and Bioterrorism.

Nutrition Alum on Filmmaking Mission to Get To Know Her Father
9/12/2008

Click here to read the full story. (The Patriot Ledger)

Name Change, New Associate Dean for SHS
7/30/2008

(July 30, 2008) -- Two important developments have occurred at the SHS: one, the school has changed its name to better reflect its offerings; and two, a new associate dean has joined the administration to develop new programming.

SHS Alumna Overcomes Poverty and Receives 2008 Annual Achiever's Award from the NEOA
6/25/2008

(June 25, 2008) -- Lois Hamel '98HS recently won the 2008 Annual Achiever's Award from the New England Educational Opportunity Association.

Alumna Named Connecticut "Nurse of the Year"
6/24/2008

(June 24, 2008) – Cindy Adams '76 was recently named Connecticut Nurse of the Year 2008. Adams currently is director of nursing at Capital Community College in Hartford, CT and has been on the nursing faculty since 1990.

SHS Professor Named a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow
6/20/2008

(June 20, 2008) -- Simmons College Professor Judy Beal, associate dean of the Simmons School of Health Sciences and chair of the Department of Nursing, is one of 20 nurses nationwide selected as a 2008 Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow.

SHS Changes its Name
6/17/2008

(June 17, 2008) -- The School for Health Studies is now the School of Health Sciences. The Board of Trustees voted on the name change during its meeting in May.

SHS Archived News
1/1/2008

Included here are articles from 2008 and early.

 

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