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TWU’s Oomen-Early receives technology award from national
— The American Association for Health Education (AAHE)
recently named Texas Woman’s University faculty Jody
Oomen-Early as its 2009 HEDIR Technology Award Recipient.
is reshaping most academic disciplines, especially the field
of health education, and plays a major role in improving the
health of our global society,” said Dr. Oomen-Early,
TWU assistant professor of health studies. “I am honored
to receive this award and for the opportunities I’ve
been given at TWU to grow innovative, academic programs that
prepare 21st century health practitioners and scholars.”
to AAHE, the award recognizes a health educator who has transformed
the profession of health education through the use of technology.
Dr. Mark Kittleson, owner of HEDIR (the online Health Education
Directory), partnered with the AAHE to create the technology
award in 1997.
joining the TWU Department of Health Studies in 1999, Dr.
Oomen-Early has been a pioneer in developing the department’s
online bachelor and graduate health studies programs. She
is the co-director of the Pioneer Breast Health and Community
Outreach program of Denton County. She received TWU’s
Distinction in E-Learning Award in 2007.
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