Monday, December 8, 2014

SHHS well represented at APHA 2014!

The end of November was a busy time for faculty and students in the Departments of Community Health and Health Sciences in regards to research.  Several research papers were presented at the 142nd Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Public Health Association (APHA) in New Orleans.  SHHS Faculty members Marie Boman-Davis, Gina Piane, Brandon Eggleston, Ellen Kaye Gehrke, and Michael Myers all made presentations at the prestigious conference. 

Dr. Gehrke talks research at the integrative, complementary and traditional health practices poster session at APHA 2014.  Dr. Eggleston can be seen in the upper left talking to conference attendees as well.

Dr. Gehrke and Dr. Myers pose in front of their APHA poster on Heart Rate Variability.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

SHHS’s BSN (V2BSN) Project Awarded Million Dollar Grant

SHHS Accelerated Track for Vets to BSN (V2BSN) Project Grant Receives $1.05 Million Grant from the U.S. Department of Health &Human Services
This fall will be a busy time for the Department of Nursing as it gears up to offer an accelerated track for medics and corpsman to take their military education and experience to the next level by earning a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) at National University.  This accelerated program will grant advanced standing by awarding college level credit using nationally recognized transcript evaluation methods, credit-by-examination options, and competency based evaluation of prior learning and experience.

The project will be led by the Director (PD), SHHS Dean Gloria McNeal, herself a former Navy Corps Officer.  SSHS faculty and staff will work on this project that will involve two local naval hospitals in the San Diego area.  The project aims to take in 20 students in each cohort admitted twice per year.

More news about the grant is HERE

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The SHHS attends the Interprofessional Education Institute IPEC in Washington DC!

The start of the summer was a busy time for SHHS faculty.  All three departments were represented at the prestigious Interprofessional Education Institute (IPEC) held May 4-7, 2014 at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, VA. The team from the SHHS worked on a collaborative project - the National University Nurse-Managed Clinic (NUNMC).  The NUNMC Project proposes to shift the paradigm for the provision of healthcare services by taking the interprofessional healthcare team directly to the community, to deliver comprehensive primary care services onsite at designated locations throughout an underserved neighborhood.  A school-wide team from National University’s SHHS was selected this year to attend the conference.  Nursing was represented by Alice Noquez, Community Health was represented by Joann Harper, and Health Sciences was represented by Irvin Kluth and Michael Myers.  The team (named the “National Nuggets”) was led by Dean Gloria McNeal and worked with IPEC officials over three days.  As part of the team building activities, the National Nuggets worked diligently on the NUNMC Project as a model for bringing more interdisciplinary activities to the SHHS.  In the process, the Nuggets won the “Marshmallow Challenge”, beating out 24 teams by demonstrating the power of teamwork.

IPEC formed in 2009 as six national education associations of schools of the health professions formed a collaborative to promote and encourage constituent efforts that would advance substantive interprofessional learning experiences to help prepare future clinicians for team-based care of patients. These organizations that represent higher education in allopathic and osteopathic medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and public health would come to create core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice that can guide curricula development at all health professions schools.  The NUNMC Project has been submitted as a grant to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  Look for more interdisciplinary projects from the SHHS in the future!
NU tops the list!
The team hard at work before the "Marshmallow Challenge".

The Winners!  Left to right are: Michael Myers, Dean Gloria McNeal, Irvin Kluth, Alice Noquez, Joann Harper.

Friday, April 25, 2014

HIMSS Clinical Informatics Meeting at National University

Please visit the following website for more information about the upcoming HIMSS Clinical Informatics Meeting that will be held at National University on May 2nd, 2014.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Health Sciences Faculty Member Appointed as the Associate Editor of the Breast Center Bulletin

You can read all about the appointment of certified core Adjunct Faculty member Marie La Fargue’s new role with the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) organization here.  The NCBC is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to excellence in breast health care for the general public.  Ms. La Fargue holds an MPH from UCLA.  Based out of our Costa Mesa Campus, she has taught several onsite and online classes this past year in the Health Science Department including Mgmt for Health Professionals, Research in Radiation Therapy, Healthcare Research and is about to teach Health Education & Promotion online.  Congratulations to her for this important work.