Georgia State Respiratory Therapists Battle COVID-19
March 31, 2020
Georgia State’s respiratory therapists (RTs) combat COVID-19 at its worst. Part of a healthcare specialty which focuses solely on the lungs and heart, RTs provide bedside treatment for patients using a mechanical ventilator.
Graduate programs in the Lewis College reported an increase in the recently released U.S. News & World Report 2021 rankings. One degree program moved up 65 and a new program made its debut at number 108.
The first class graduates of the master’s of occupational therapy (O.T./M.) program in the Lewis College has earned a 100 percent pass rate on the 2019 National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination.
Students in the new Global Health Study Abroad in London, the Lewis College’s third study abroad program, experienced diverse world culture while examining the early days of modern medicine and nursing.
Thanks to a new student exchange agreement with Manipal University and Taipei Medical University, the RT program brings students from India and Taiwan, respectively, to pursue an integrated master’s degree in respiratory therapy. These students earn a dual degree with their home college and Georgia State.
Two Class of 2019 Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates, Jared Davis and Joe Hoyt, attained the unique goal of making the highest possible score on the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE), correctly answering 800 out of 800 questions.
Nurse practitioner students in the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions have exceeded the average national pass rate on recent Advanced Practice Nursing national certification examinations.
Better community education and communication are critical for increasing levels of blood donation among minorities, according to a study by researchers at Georgia State University and Georgia Southern University.
Traveling to a new country for study abroad gave eight respiratory therapy students the chance to impact the lives of strangers in a rural Caribbean village. But they had no idea how much the experience would affect them.
Two nursing alumni represent the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions in the Georgia State University Alumni 40 Under 40 Class of 2019. Ashley Blackmon and Dustin Hillis, nominees to the second annual 40 Under 40 class, share a background in critical care nursing and civic advocacy.
Dr. Rafaela G. Feresin, assistant professor of nutrition at Georgia State University, has received a $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture in the U.S. Department of Agriculture to examine how berries improve cardiovascular function and gut health.
Georgia State University is part of a national group of leading innovative institutions that has received a $2.4 million grant from the Strada Education Network to redesign the college-to-career pathway.
Dr. Kellie Mayfield, assistant professor of nutrition, is using a Lewis College internal research grant to study nutritional issues of custodial African-American grandmothers and their families living in metro Atlanta.
The Department of Respiratory Therapy at Georgia State University received the 2019-2020 American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Apex Recognition Award. Only three universities nationwide received the award which recognizes excellence in respiratory care and preparing future practitioners.
Stephan Davis, clinical assistant professor of nursing, plays holiday music on his saxophone for visitors to Atlanta’s Grady Hospital during December. An accomplished performer and composer, Davis enjoys delighting young and old alike with musical healing his performances sponsored by The Serenbe Institute for Art, Culture and the Environment.
For more than three years, Panther’s Pantry has provided food to eligible, currently enrolled Georgia State students who experience food insecurity. Students may pick up fresh, nutritious food once a week.
How does a college which focuses on producing top-notch health care professionals keep its research portfolio growing? One way is through internal initiation grants to help faculty fund pilot studies that will lead to future externally funded research.
Ready for adventure after her two children left for college, Anita Rich became a volunteer with the Children’s Heart Project. The medical mission appealed to the 37-year nursing veteran and cardiac specialist and soon Rich, as a nurse transporter, accompanied children who needed life-saving heart repair surgery…
An interdisciplinary team in the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions and the College of Education & Human Development received a Lewis College grant to develop and implement the health literacy communication program “Teach-Back” for nursing students to practice in clinical simulation. Health literacy, which impacts America’s well-being, means that patients can understand, interpret and adequately use healthcare information they receive from various healthcare professionals means that patients can understand, interpret and appropriately use healthcare information they receive from multiple healthcare professionals.
The Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions received full five-year accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) for the Master of Occupational Therapy (O.T./M.) degree. Due to achieving accredited status, graduates of the program, starting with the first graduating class in December, are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist.
Georgia State University is ranked the second most innovative university in the nation and second in the country for its commitment to undergraduate teaching in the 2019 Best Colleges edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine.
When civil unrest in Nicaragua interrupted a fourth planned Doctor of Physical Therapy study abroad trip, students and faculty traveled to the north coast of the Dominican Republic (D.R.) instead. Comunidad Connect, an in-country partner from Nicaragua, made the last-minute switch possible. Settled in the new country, PT students absorbed the unique tropical setting, working with patients and staff in a rural nursing home.
A Georgia State University nurse researcher receives a $423,314, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH, NINR) grant to develop Web-based intervention for the caregivers of medically fragile children who are dependent on medical technology.
Can nutrition students make an impact on young children’s eating habits later in life? Coordinated Program graduate student Diana Myers tries to teach children at a Forest Park preschool about where healthy foods originate.
An amino acid transporter named xCT may affect the growth and progression of non-small cell lung cancer, a discovery that may predict the five-year survival rate of patients suffering from this cancer, now at 16 percent, researchers at Georgia State University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have concluded.
The Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions welcomes Sujay Galen, PT, Ph.D., FHEA as the new academic chair of the Department of Physical Therapy. Galen joins the faculty as an associate professor from Wayne State University where he served as the interim program director of physical therapy.
Beginning Fall 2018, Georgia State University undergraduate students have a new health major to select – a bachelor’s of interdisciplinary studies in health sciences. The degree will have three focus tracks, preparing students for a range of future health careers.
Dr. Christine Rosenbloom, nutrition professor emerita at Georgia State University, provides commonsense guidelines and tips for optimal health as we age in her new book “Food & Fitness After 50: Eat Well, Move Well, Be Well.”
ATLANTA–Nancy Kropf, dean of the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions and professor of social work, has published guidelines for health care and social service workers to help their aging clientele in her book, “Evidence-based Treatment with Older Adults.”