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The TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center presents outstanding nursing faculty and students for National Nursing Week May 6 - 12


HOUSTON – Texas Woman’s University’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center salutes its outstanding nursing faculty and students for National Nursing Week May 6 – 12. TWU-Houston boasts many outstanding nursing faculty and students, and the following individual’s accomplishments deserve special publication consideration:

• Mr. Chimezie Iwuanyanwu, junior nursing major. was one of only two nursing students in the United States to be awarded the 2006 Excellence in Academics Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship, presented by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and Lydia’s professional Uniforms, provides $5,000 in competitive scholarship monies to students in the junior year of a baccalaureate nursing program.
• Ms. Carol Wiggs, M.S., R.N., C.N.M., a doctoral student in nursing, completed a quilt that was accepted by the American Journal of Nursing for the “Art in Nursing” segment of the American Journal of Nursing’s January 2007 issue. The quilt was part of an assignment for her TWU Anthropology and Women’s Health course.
• Ms. Seema Aggarwal, senior, nursing major. Ms. Aggarwal has been selected to receive a “Salute to Nurses” award from The Houston Chronicle during Nurses Week May 11.

• Dr. Sandra Cesario, Ph.D., RNC, associate professor and coordinator of the PhD. program in Houston. Dr. Cesario received the 2007 Innovation in Teaching Award from the Texas Organization of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education.
• Dr. Jan Foster, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor, has been named a Consulting Editor for Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America through 2011.
• Mr. Faisal H. Aboul-Enein, B.S.N., M.S.N., clinical assistant professor. Mr. Aboul-Enein serves as part of the editorial board of the following international journals found on Medwell: “Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences,” “The Social Sciences,” and “The Cardiology.” He also has published & co-authored a paper entitled, “Colombia: the widening gap between health care reform and gastric cancer” in the “Journal of Public Health," this work was an international collaboration with Dr. Diana Caceras of the National Cancer Institute in Colombia and Texas Woman's University. Also, he recently was selected to be a member of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Ambassador Program. As an ambassadors. Mr. Aboul-Enein will work in partnership with the NHSC to improve the health of the country’s underserved.
• Mr. Faisal H. Aboul-Enein, B.S.N., M.S.N., clinical assistant professor and Dr. Margaret C., Hawkins, Ph.D., R.N., associate professor Mr. Aboul-Enein and Dr. Hawkins were recognized as one of the 20 Outstanding Nurses for 2006 by the Houston Texas Nurses Association District 9.
• Dr. Ann Malecha, Ph.D., R.N., associate professor. Dr. Malecha will receive the Distinction in Scholarship Award during TWU’s 2007 Convocation ceremony in Denton April 19. The award is presented to a TWU faculty member who has evidenced a distinguished record of scholarship and dedication to improving knowledge and understanding in their discipline.
• Dr. Ruth Grubesic, Dr.PH., R.N., assistant professor. Dr. Grubesic was named the 2007 recipient of the TWU Marilyn Bagwell Faculty Development Award.


For Further Information Contact:

Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: asimpson1@twu.edu

Page last updated January 22, 2009

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