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.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

SHHS Holiday Cheer Event was a succcess!



The New Year rang in a little brighter for several San Diego families thanks to the initiative from the new Dean of the School of Health and Human Services.  Dr. Gloria McNeal began an initiative during the Holiday season to increase the SHHS’s involvement in the community.  She reached out immediately to involve students and worked with faculty to identify local families who needed help during the Holidays.  These families were also identified for the work they do in their communities as role models and parents.  The NU student nursing association began to raise money for these families, along with the involvement of SHHS faculty and staff.  A total of $2,500 was raised for holiday gifts for the children and parents.  The families were recognized at a public event at the Spectrum campus on December 16th.  Speakers included faculty members Dr. AlbaDiaz from Community Health and Dr. Lori Michelangelo from Nursing.  Dr. Michelangelo’s Community Healthcare Delivery Class was the contact for the families that students work with.  Dr. McNeal gave some opening remarks and ran the event emphasizing the importance of community engagement.  Provost Debra Bean also spoke at the event and shared the support of NU Administration for community engagement.  Look for more community engaging activities from the SHHS in the coming year as a faculty committee has been formed to increase community engagement.  Click on the pictures below to enlarge the photos taken at the event:

Our families pose in front of our Holiday tree with Dr. Diaz (at left, red jacket), Dean McNeal (center, blue top), and Dr. Michelangelo (right of the Dean in this photo).

Provost Debra Bean speaks at the podium and Dr. Diaz interprets in Spanish as the Dean looks on.

Students, faculty, and staff pose with the Dean at the podium to be recognized.