The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System/University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing announces a project to explore workforce strategies that improve the quality of life for older adults in rural areas. Led by Barbara Bowers, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate dean for research and sponsored programs and the director of the Center for Aging Research and Education (CARE) at the School of Nursing, the project is made possible, in part, by a $1.7 million grant from Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.
Lori Anderson, PhD, RN, clinical assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing and creator of eSchoolCare, was chosen as one of seventeen entrepreneurs awarded “igniter” grants as part of the University of Wisconsin–Madison 's Discovery to Product (D2P) program.
Susan Zahner, DrPH, RN, FAAN, associate dean for academic affairs and the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing, received the Ruth B. Freeman Award from the Public Health Nursing Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) at its 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition held November 15–19, 2014, in New Orleans.
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The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is profoundly saddened to lose an alumna, dear friend, and supporter. Constance “Connie” Curran, EdD, RN, FAAN, died on November 10, 2014. She was sixty-seven years of age.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing welcomes Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, DHL (Hon.), as the speaker of the 15th annual Littlefield Leadership Lecture, to be held on November 14, 2014, in Signe Skott Cooper Hall. Her lecture is entitled "Transforming Health Care through Nursing Innovations: Lessons Learned" (see postcard).