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Dr. Fuquin Liu named among top 100 Nurse Influencers by University of Washington


Liu Fuqin

Fuqin Liu, Ph.D., RN was honored at the University of Washington School of Nursing’s Centennial Brunch as one of the 100 most influential nurses who have shaped UW

Nursing over the last 100 years. Dr. Liu stated, “I am truly humbled. I think my research and my participation in the Texas Woman's University Center for Global Nursing and my role as faculty lead for the three trips to China contributed to my recognition by the University of Washington - College of Nursing.”  Congratulations, Dr. Liu!  


Dr. Shani receives $534,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health

photo of Pinky Budhrani-Shani

Pinky Shani, Ph.D., RN received a $534,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for her proposed research on “Caring for Caregivers with Mind-Body Exercise,” the first-ever study related to the practice of Qigong for caregivers, in November 2018. For the past eight years, Shani has been working with cancer patients using integrated medicine and therapies to ease the pain and anxiety of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. It was during this time that she began to see a need to also treat the often-neglected caregivers. 

“Seeing how much these caregivers gave every day is what made me decide to focus on this unique and often-overlooked population,” said Dr. Shani.

For TWU’s College of Nursing, it has been more than ten years since a faculty member has received an NIH grant. The significance of being the first one in recent history is not lost on Shani. “I believe this is setting a pathway for others, including our students, to realize that nurses can compete for big grants. We sometimes tend to be overlooked for our capacity,” she says. 

Dr. Mellott presents at STTI Leadership Conference

Photo of Susan Mellott giving presentation at STTI

Susan Mellott, Ph.D., RN was accepted for a podium presentation at the Fall 2018 STTI Leadership Connection Conference on the topic “Evidence-Based Practice, Use, Attitudes, Knowledge and Skills: Curriculum Design and the Perceptions of Nursing Students.” Susan represented her research team consisting of Dr. Joan Edwards, Dr. Sandra Cesario, Dr. Vi Ho, Dr. Allison Huffman, Dr. Peggy Landrum, Dr. Juan Leyva-Moral and Dr. Patrick Palmieri. 

Dr. Edwards presents at American Academy of Nursing conference

Dr. Joan Edwards shown with presentation slide for

Joan Edwards recently represented her research team with a poster presentation, “Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy Among People Living with HIV/AIDS in Peru: A Cross-Sectional Observational Study” at the American Academy of Nursing Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference in Washington DC (November, 2018).   The research team included Dr. Juan Leyva-Moral, Ms. Blanca Loayza-Enriquez, Dr. Franco Leon-Jimenez, Ms. Ursela Elias-Bravo, and Dr. Patrick Palmieri. 

Elizabeth Iro appointed Chief Nursing Officer at WHO

The newly appointed Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced on October 12, 2017, that Ms. Elizabeth Iro has been appointed the Chief Nursing Officer at the World Health Organization (WHO).  Ms. Iro is a registered nurse, nurse midwife and also the Cook Islands’ current Secretary of Health.  Ms. Iro will join the senior leadership team of WHO.
Congratulations to Ms. Iro! 

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