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TWU’s Houston Center presents nursing lecture Oct. 31


September 8, 2008 - HOUSTON — Applying evidenced-based practice to clinical nursing management is the focus of Texas Woman’s University’s annual Good Samaritan Foundation Fall Forum on Friday, Oct. 31.

The presentation, titled “Translational Research: Moving Study Findings into Practice,” is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon in the Houston Endowment Auditorium located at TWU’s Houston Center, 6700 Fannin St. in the Texas Medical Center. The lecture and refreshments are free. For more information or to register, call (713) 794-2100 or email TWUNursingHouston@twu.edu by Oct. 15.

The annual event, underwritten by the Good Samaritan Foundation, is presented by the TWU Houston Stark College of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Beta Houston.

Nursing contact hours have been applied for through the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This year’s event also includes an essay contest. Participants are invited to submit a 500-word or less essay on the topic “Evidence-based Practice: What Does it Mean to You?” First- and second-place winners of the essay contest will be announced at the Fall Forum. To enter, email the essay to amalecha@twu.edu by Oct. 15. Only emailed essays will be accepted for this contest.

The featured speaker for the TWU Good Samaritan Foundation Fall Forum is Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, Ph.D., RN, FAAN. Dr. Dunbar-Jacob is a nurse/psychologist with extensive experience in research and education. She has studied patient compliance for more than 20 years, addressing a variety of patient populations. She currently is the principal investigator of two National Institute of Health funded studies.

Dr. Dunbar-Jacob is dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, as well as a professor of nursing, psychology, epidemiology and occupational therapy. She also is the director of the school’s Center for Research in Chronic Diseases. She received her bachelor of science in nursing from Florida State University, her master’s degree in psychiatric nursing from the University of California at San Francisco, and her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Stanford University.


With more than 12,000 alumni and more than 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in Denton, Dallas, and Houston, TWU has the largest college of nursing in Texas and produces more new nurses than any other program in the state. TWU’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center is the only institution at the Texas Medical Center that educates the complete group of disciplines associated with the called-for team approach in patient care. TWU currently graduates more healthcare professionals than any other higher education institution in Texas. For more information, visit www.twu.edu.



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