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High school students in Mekelle, Ethiopia participating in a Girls2Women workshop.

Subverting Stigma: Giving Ethiopian Girls Tools to Stay in School during menstruation

In Ethiopia, menstrual supplies are practically nonexistent. Rather than risk the embarrassment of bleeding through their clothes, many girls stay home from school during their cycle each month, causing them to fall behind in their studies and often drop out of school altogether. more...


Learning From the Community 

At first, Hana Conlon,’14, questioned whether she was helping people at her community service project at Narco Freedom, an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment facility in the South Bronx. It seemed like many patients only came there to get medication refills, typically synthetic opiates used to treat addiction. more...

Creating Context: LGBT Health's New Home

By Dean Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD

When President Obama, during his Second Inaugural Address, reaffirmed our nation’s founding principles of tolerance and equality by invoking “Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall” and by aligning his administration with equal rights for gay and lesbian citizens, it became a milestone marking the latest advance for LGBT Americans to be recognized across society.." more...

Susan Fox, MBA, (BS ’84) is the President of White Plains Hospital in White Plains, N.Y. and one of the few women presidents of an acute care hospital. She was hired in 2010 as the senior vice president of administration. more...

Will Enlow, DNP, assistant professor, and Elsa Wurhman, DNP, assistant professor, were credentialed as Diplomates of Comprehenisve Care.

Kristine Kulage, MA, Director of Scholarship & Research Development, and Laureen Pagan, Administrative Coordinator, presented “Take the xTrain to NIH NRSA Success” at the National Council of University Research Administrators’ 7th Annual Pre-Award Research Administration Conference, in New Orleans.

Patricia Stone, PhD, professor, won the Nursing Research Award for Distinguished Contribution from the Eastern Nursing Research Society.

PhD students May Uchida and Laurie Conway received the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards from the National Instititue of Nursing Research.

Elaine Larson, PhD, associate dean of research, received a $373,000 grant for "Health Information Technology to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections: HITHAI" from the NIH National Institute of Nursing Research.

The LCU Foundation will award $45,000 to provide housing stipends for CUSON students in the 2013-2014 academic year.

Adriana Arcia, PhD, post doctoral research fellow, authored "US nulliparas' perceptions of roles and of the birth experience as predictors of their delivery preferences" which will be published in an upcoming issue of Midwifery.

Ann-Margaret Navarra, PhD, post doctoral research fellow and Elaine Larson, PhD, associate dean of research, co-authored "Health Literacy and Adherance to Antiretroviral Therapy Among HIV-Infected Youth" published in Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, assistant professor of nursing, authored "Organizational climate in primary care settings: Implications for nurse practitioner practice" published in Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Rebecca Schnall, PhD, assistant professor of nursing, co-authored "Implementation of HIV testing law in the ED" published in Academic Emergency Medicine.

Rebecca Schnall, PhD, assistant professor of nursing, co-authored "Using text messaging to assess adolescents' health information needs: an ecological momentary assessment" in Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Jingjing Shang, PhD, assistant professor of nursing, co-authored "Nursing practice environment and outcomes for oncology nursing" published in Cancer Nursing.

Dean Bobbi Berkowitz, Associate Professor Eileen Evanina, and Assistant Professor Will Enlow attended the Assembly of School Faculty Conference hosted by the American Association of Nurse Anesethetists in Tucson, Az.

The 2012-2013 CUSON Helene Fuld Nursing Scholars met Marianne Caskran of the Helene Fuld Health Trust at a reception for the scholars at CUSON.

The Columbia Alumni Association hosted a networking event and panel discussion on the future of healthcare at the Columbia Club in New York City. Professor Pat Stone, PhD participated in the panel that can be viewed here

Professor Nancy Reame, PhD, presented "The role of menopause as a modifier of midlife adiposity"as the guest speaker for the weekly Friday conference of the Obesity Research Center at St Luke's- Roosevelt Hospital.

Nearly 200 students accepted into the ETP Program attended Visiting Day.


Columbia Partnership for International Development Alumni Networking Event
Monday, March 25
6:00 PM-8:30PM

Moore Brothers Wine Co.
33 East 20th St.
Free wine tasting, meet alumni working in Int'l Development

Center for Health Policy Seminar:  Didactic Session with Claire Fagin, PhD, Leadership Professor and Dean Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Thursday, March 28
3:00 PM-4:00PM

Room 145 Georgian Building RSVP
Light refreshments served

Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Infections (CIRI) Lunchtime Seminar: Prevention of Bacterial Infections in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients:
Thursday, April 4
12:00 PM-1:00PM

First Floor Student Lounge
Lunch will be served

Nurse Anesthesia Program Career Day
Monday, April 8
8:00 AM-10:00AM

CUMC Faculty Club

Reunion 2013!

Friday, April 26
Details and registration info here:
For more information, (800) 899-6728 or

Dean Berkowitz was quoted in Bloomberg News on how nurses are positioned to fill the primary health care deficit gap in the US.

CUSON faculty members Kristine Takamiya and Caroline Sullivan were featured in a Bloomberg News video on how nurse practitioners are providing primary care in the US.

Dean Berkowitz was interviewed on WNYC public radio's The Leonard Lopate show in a segment on the art and science of nursing.

Mary Donovan-Johnson's tips on how to avoid a return trip to the hospital were covered in several outlets including MSNHealthyLiving,, and iVillage. covered Jingjing Shang's study revealing that temp nurses may not be responsible for poor patient outcomes.



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