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  • Increasing Nursing Diversity

    Minority and disadvantaged youths are introduced to the nursing profession by providing academic, personal, and health enrichment programming.

     
  • UM-Flint Students in Cambodian news

    University of Michigan-Flint nursing students just recently (May 31) returned from a two-week International Academic Service Learning to Cambodia. The group not only received a military welcome, they were on the Phnnom Penh news.

     
  • Thousands of T-shirts heading to Haiti

    A drive to collect T-shirts to send to Haiti got an unexpected boost from Two Men and a Truck International, and there’s more to come.

    An employee of the Lansing-based company heard about the drive on a local TV station and remembered the boxes of T-shirts in a storage area that where no longer being distributed. A large company van was loaded and sent to drop them off at the William S. White Building on the University of Michigan-Flint campus. When they were finished, Tom Amiss and Ray Daley from Two Men and a Truck turned over about 75 boxes, 4,000 plus, T-shirts to Dean Barb Kornblau, School of Health Professions and Studies. Amiss said there are about two more truck loads that they want to donate.

     
  • Leadership Genesee Participants Organize T-shirt Drive for Haiti

    Are you a member of an organization that has some new t-shirts that were left-over from a past event? Don’t let them just sit there!

    Leadership Genesee participants, including the Crim Fitness Foundation, Hurley Medical Center, the American Cancer Society, and the University of Michigan-Flint, have joined forces to gather a supply of t-shirts to send to Haiti in support of ongoing relief efforts. Local organizations are invited to join by searching their supply closets for left over t-shirts that can be donated.

     
  • UM-Flint Nursing Students Help Treat 500 People-Many from Haiti

    University of Michigan-Flint student nurses recently carried over 900 pounds of donated medical items for patients in the Dominican Republic. The group was told that the clinics and hospitals where they volunteered in the Dominican Republic were filled with Haitian earthquake victims. Because of the great need, the students asked for donations for orthopedic items.

     
  • Prestigious Campus Compact Award to UM-Flint Faculty Member

    Shandowyn L. Parker, Ph.D., associate professor of health education at the University of Michigan-Flint, will be honored with a Michigan Campus Compact (MCC )Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award. The presentation will be made at the 14th annual Institute: Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, on Tuesday, February 9. This prestigious annual award is the highest MCC bestows on faculty and staff in the state of Michigan.

     
  • UM-Flint Student Nurses Reach Donation Limit

    University of Michigan-Flint student nurses were recently told that the clinics and hospitals where they will be volunteering in the Dominican Republic are filled with Haitian earthquake victims. Because of the great need, the students asked for donations for orthopedic items. The donations poured in.

    “We cannot carry or wear anything else to the Dominican Republic,” said Professor Maureen Tippen after spending this past Sunday (Jan.31) packing for their upcoming trip.

     
  • UM-Flint Student Nurses Seek Donations for Dominican Republic Trip

    UM-Flint student nurses are being told that the clinics and hospitals where they will be volunteering in the Dominican Republic are filled with Haitian earthquake victims. Because of the great need, the students will be looking for donations for orthopedic items.

     
  • Got an Old Cane? Get a Sweet deal!

    Do you have an old cane that you no longer need? The University of Michigan-Flint Urban Health and Wellness Center would like you to consider donating it. The Physical Therapy Unit at the Center along with the Genesee Health Plan are seeking donations of canes to provide to needy patients. In return, they’d like to give you a candy cane as a way of saying “thank you.” The canes will go to patients who use the Urban Health and Wellness Center.

     
  • UM-Flint Physical Therapy Department Enrollment Expansion

    The University of Michigan-Flint will substantially increase enrollment in its Physical Therapy Program (DPT). This move comes at a time when the nation is seeing a shortage of physical therapists. The expansion of the DPT Program will allow enrollment to increase by 50%. In the past, only 40 students per year could be accepted. The program is now planning to increase admittance to 60 students annually beginning in fall 2010.

     
  • UM-Flint Senior Selected for Prestigious Scholarships and Research Opportunities

    Cameron Waites will have an opportunity to advance his
    education at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country. He has
    been named one of about 15 recipients selected from hundreds of applications
    for the highly competitive National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate
    Scholarship Program (USP). During the 10- week summer laboratory experience, he
    will be assigned to an NIH researcher and a postdoctoral fellow, who will serve
    as mentors.

     
  • New UM-Flint Program Aimed at Shortage of Health Care Providers

    Estimates of shortages for both nurses (RNs) and primary care doctors are painting bleak pictures for future U.S. health care. Recent government reports indicate a shortage of 500,000 RNs* and 46,000 primary care physicians by 2025*. Some estimates are even higher.

    The University of Michigan-Flint is offering a new program in fall of 2009, online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Offered through the School of Health Professions and Studies the DNP, provides the skills necessary for advanced nursing practice in primary health care.

     
  • UM-Flint Nursing Students Establish Child Life Center

    In late May, nine students and two nursing faculty traveled to Kenya to participate in an International Academic Service Learning course for two weeks. They provided nursing care and teaching to a variety of people through St. Mary’s Mission hospital. They also left behind something special for the children.

     
  • New Dean Named for UM-Flint School of Health Professions and Studies

    A professor at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida has been recommended by an 11 member search committee as the new dean of the University of Michigan-Flint School of Health Professions and Studies. Provost Jack Kay announced the selection of Barbara L. Kornblau, a professor of occupational therapy and public health in the College of Allied Health and Nursing, and College of Osteopathic Medicine. The U-M Board of Regents will be asked to approve Dr. Kornblau at the June meeting.

     
  • University of Michigan- Flint Named Venture Grant Awardee

    The University of Michigan-Flint has been awarded a Venture Grant for the International Service-Learning for Nursing Students in Kenya program.

    In partnership with St. Mary’s Mission Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, UM-Flint nursing students will provide nursing care, health promotion and health education activities in hospital and orphanages in both urban and rural settings.

     
  • Sending Pennies to Cambodia

    Penny Wars have nothing to do with throwing pennies. In fact, they have everything to do with collecting them, and UM-Flint student nurses do that very well. The Penny Wars were started a few years ago as a fund raising activity for various nursing programs and projects.