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TWU Houston Center to host online Houston Open House Oct. 2, 2021

Texas Woman’s University will host an online open house for prospective students from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 2.

Intimate partner violence research has special meaning for Houston nurse

Angeles Nava, PhD, knows from personal experience the mental anguish a person can suffer when they are in an abusive, violent relationship. She saw the emotional and physical toll it took on one of her sisters years ago.

Nursing faculty member praised by director at NIH

Some faculty dig deep into research looking for ways to contribute new knowledge to the world, but not every researcher gets acknowledgement for their work from one of the most revered institutions in science. 

American Academy of Nursing to induct two TWU faculty members

Two TWU College of Nursing leaders, Donna Scott Tilley, PhD, of the Denton campus and Wyona Freysteinson, PhD, of the TWU Institute of Health Sciences - Houston Center, have been tapped for induction into the American Academy of Nursing 2021 Class of Fellows.

Alumni Spotlight: Rhonda Abbott, MS '01

Driven by her passion for helping others, TWU Houston physical therapy alumna Rhonda Abbott, PT, FTPA, enjoys providing meaningful physical therapy care that makes a difference in the lives of her patients. Her role as senior vice president and CEO for TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston impacts the patient and family experience on a much larger scale and improves the work experience of the hospital’s team.

The Ingredients for Success

Texas Woman’s Nutrition and Food Sciences Assistant Professor Derek Miketinas, PhD, is passionate about many things in life, but three main ones have guided his career – food, teaching and research. Working at TWU has enabled him to pursue all of them, and national organizations are taking notice of his work.

TWU occupational therapy graduate has a passion for helping others

Houston native Anthony Bui wanted to make a difference in the world, but wasn’t sure how to accomplish that. He knew it would involve serving others, though, and joined the U.S. Marine Corps right after graduating high school. Now, he’s set to receive his Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree in Texas Woman’s May 2021 Houston commencement ceremony.

TWU physical therapy faculty member receives diversity award

TWU Houston Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Wayne Brewer, PT, PhD (’14), MPH, OCS, CSCS, received a Faculty Diversity Award from the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT).

Love at new heights: PT alumni take a unique trek

At 14,508 feet, a pair of alumni who found career paths in physical therapy channeled their love for nature into a unique trek to the tallest mountain in the contiguous U.S.

TWU Houston Center to host online open house Jan. 30, 2021

Texas Woman’s University will host an online open house for prospective transfer and graduate students from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 30. TWU’s open house is geared toward transfer and graduate students interested in face-to-face and 100% online programs at TWU’s Houston campus.

TWU Houston School of Occupational Therapy named for alumna Dr. Sophie Rydin

Texas Woman’s University is honoring the legacy of Dr. Sophie Lin Rydin, occupational therapy alumna (MOT ’78, PhD ’07) and adjunct professor, through the naming of the Dr. Sophie Lin Rydin School of Occupational Therapy - TWU Houston Center.

TWU physical therapy students and alumni participate in Global PT Day of Service

The Texas Woman’s School of Physical Therapy celebrated National Physical Therapy Month and helped local communities in Houston and U.S. deployed troops by participating in the Global PT Day of Service on Oct. 10.

Nontraditional path takes TWU PT student toward his passion

TWU physical therapy student Jose Trujillo, who moved to Houston to pursue his doctorate, found his true “why” while in TWU’s program.

Cesario elected to AWHONN Board of Directors

Sandra Cesario, PhD, MS, RNC, FAAN, a professor and PhD program director in the College of Nursing at TWU Houston, has been elected President-Elect of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Board of Directors for 2021 and will assume the role of President on January 1, 2022.

TWU Houston Center to host online open house Sept. 26, 2020

Texas Woman’s University will host an online open house for prospective transfer and graduate students from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 26, to showcase the university’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, located in the Texas Medical Center at 6700 Fannin Street.

TWU Dietetic Internship Master’s Degree Program receives reaccreditation

The TWU Dietetic Internship Master’s Degree Program in Houston was granted reaccreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Reaccreditation is typically for seven years; however, the program was granted accreditation through 2028.

TWU alum showed focus, grace during pandemic’s peak at hospital

It is difficult to imagine a task more daunting than being the chief nursing officer at Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital. The 444-bed teaching hospital provides indigent care, includes an elite Level 1 trauma center and lies in the heart of Houston’s Texas Medical Center, the largest in the world. 

Founder’s Day Forum goes online for 2020

The Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing, in collaboration with Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society’s Beta Beta Houston chapter, Eta Delta, Psi-Iota, and Phi Chi chapters, will host the annual Founder’s Day Forum online from 8 a.m.–12:45 p.m. October 2, 2020.

 

Teaching and testing PT virtually becomes a family affair

As part of their education, Texas Woman’s physical therapy students need to learn and be tested on their skills before they can work hands-on with patients in clinics. The coronavirus pandemic cut that experience short for students this semester, but they still were able to stay on track thanks to the open-mindedness of Houston professor Carolyn Da Silva, P.T., D.Sc., and her husband’s willingness to help.

TWU expands program that streamlines path to nursing degree

Texas Woman’s University is expanding an innovative nursing program that provides a direct path through the nursing ranks under a partnership with Alvin Community College in Houston, decreasing costs and shortening the time to a bachelor’s degree.

Nursing student finds career close to heart

Texas Woman’s nursing student Nimreh Warsi can vividly recall the day her father had a heart attack.

Nursing students find reward in COVID-19 response

The phone call Douglas Schwartz took from the frantic woman earlier this spring was unsettling to say the least. The woman had lost a portion of a lung to a previous disease, was startled by symptoms she was experiencing as the COVID-19 pandemic was spreading, and she was caring for six children.

Tuong-Vi Ho, PhD: A leader in the Vietnamese community

It was a mere week before Operation Frequent Wind, the final evacuation from Saigon, South Vietnam, in 1975. Someone looked at her and said, “We are evacuating. Would you like to go?”

TWU Welcomes Disney Institute to The Woodlands

Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, Disney’s Approach to Quality Service, to The Woodlands on Friday, March 6, 2020. Sponsored by Texas Woman’s University Center for Women Entrepreneurs, the one-day event will help area professionals examine how they can differentiate their service to become a provider of choice and understand the processes necessary to develop a culture that consistently delivers exceptional service.

Disney Institute training uses business insights and time-tested examples from Disney parks and resorts worldwide to inspire individuals and organizations to enhance their own customer experience using Disney principles as their guide.

Wayne Brewer, PhD: Affecting health care through research and teaching

TWU Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Wayne Brewer, PT, PhD (’14), MPH, OCS, CSCS, brings his passion for discovery and affecting change to everything he does—particularly his research and teaching.

Parry Distinguished Lectureship Focuses on Florence Nightingale

Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing in Houston will host the annual Parry Distinguished Lectureship from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, at the Houston Endowment Auditorium, Room 2120, at TWU’s Houston Center in the Texas Medical Center.

TWU Houston Center to host open house Feb. 8, 2020

Texas Woman’s University will host an open house for prospective transfer and graduate students from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 8, at the university’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, located in the Texas Medical Center at 6700 Fannin Street.

Texas Woman’s University to conduct Fall 2019 commencement

The Fall 2019 semester at Texas Woman’s University will draw to a close with commencement ceremonies scheduled Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14, on the university’s Denton campus, and Sunday, Dec. 15, in Houston.

TWU alumni, faculty among top nurses in Houston, D/FW

Twenty-five nurses with ties to Texas Woman’s University in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas have been recognized for outstanding achievement and beyond-the-call-of-duty service this spring.

Texas Woman’s University to conduct Spring 2019 Commencement

The Spring 2019 semester at Texas Woman’s University will draw to a close with commencement ceremonies scheduled Friday and Saturday, May 10-11 on TWU’s Denton campus, and Sunday, May 12 in Houston.

TWU Houston celebrates opening of Student Food Market

With a goal of supporting students holistically, Texas Woman's University Institute of Health Sciences in Houston celebrated the opening of the TWU Student Food Market March 19, 2018. The Student Food Market—a joint venture between the university and the Houston Food Bank, the nation’s largest food bank in distribution— provides perishable and non-perishable food twice monthly to food insecure students.

Texas Woman's University Nursing Professor Receives Prestigious Gold Award

Anne Young, EdD, RN, professor at Texas Woman’s University’s Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing in Houston, has been named as the 2017 Gold Award winner for Excellence in Nursing Education – Faculty by the Good Samaritan Foundation. Young was presented with the award at the Excellence in Nursing awards luncheon held Monday, October 23, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel-Houston.

Working to change policy through faculty research: Judy McFarlane speaks on child brides and forced marriages

TWU Houston nursing faculty member Dr. Judy McFarlane was interviewed by Florida NPR station WGCU regarding her research on "Child Brides, Forced Marriages and Partner Violence in America. The focus of the interview was "Child Brides and Forced Marriage" in the wake of Florida Senate Bill 140 to deny marriage below the age of 16. Catch the interview here: http://news.wgcu.org/post/minor-marriage-leads-domestic-violence-and-mental-illness-study-says.

Texas Woman’s University receives $388,000 state grant for minority health research and education

Texas Woman’s University has been awarded $388,015 from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Minority Health Research and Education Grant Program to establish and maintain clinical rotation sites in underserved communities for physical therapy and other health sciences students.

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