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Baker Named an Emerging Scholar by Diverse Issues in Higher Education

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Jillian Lucas Baker, DRPH,assistant professor of public health has been featured as an emerging scholar for 2014 by Diverse Issues in Higher Education Magazine. Baker is being recognized for her groundbreaking research on HIV/AIDS. Click here to view the article.

Baker has also been recognized by her alma mater, Drexel University as a “40 under 40” alumnus to watch. The program recognizes outstanding young alumni who are making a mark in their profession and community.

Breckenridge Presents Research

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Diane Breckenridge, Ph.D., MSN, RN, ANEF, associate professor and Director of Nursing Workforce, Strategies for Success, recently presented at numerous conferences and meetings.

“Theory-Guided Evidence-Based Education Framework: Strategies for Success,” a poster, was presented at the Professional Nursing Educators Group 40th Annual National Conference in Kansas City, M.O. She was also an invited presenter on the same topic at Gywnedd-Mercy University in Gwynedd, Pa. and St. Mary’s Medical Center in Newtown, Pa.

Breckenridge served as a delegate to Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing’s 42nd Biennial Convention in Indianapolis. She is president-elect of the Xi Chapter from University of Pennsylvania and a joint member to La Salle’s Kappa Delta Chapter.



Davis Receives Red Ribbon Award

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Zupenda Davis, DRPH, MPH, MCHES, assistant professor of public health and Director of the bachelor’s program in public health, recently received a Red Ribbon Award for policy makers, researchers or community leaders who have made significant contributions to the fight against AIDS.

Wolf and Bailey Publish Article

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Zane Robinson Wolf, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Nursing, and Denise Bailey, Ed.D., MSN, RN, CSN, assistant professor of nursing and Director of La Salle’s Neighborhood Nursing Center, had their article, “Paterson and Zderad’s Humanistic Nursing Theory: Concepts and Applications,” published in the International Journal of Human Caring, 17, 60-69.

Nutrition Professors Share Their Expertise

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Lisa Laura, JD, RN, LDN, assistant professor of nutrition recently spoke at the Philadelphia Society for Parental Enteral Nutrition’s fall meeting. She led two roundtable discussions on running a private practice. Two nutrition students, Natalie Gibson and Jacqueline Cost, also attended the meeting.

Elizabeth Emery, MS, RD, CNSC, LDN, spoke to a group of second-year medical students at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University on maldigestion and malabsorption in gatrointestinal disease.

Susan Adams, MS, RD, LDN, assistant professor of nutrition presented at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition on October 22, 1013 in Houston, Texas. She was an invited speaker and presented her research on “Millennials Dietitians and Students” Breaking Through Stereotypes.” She also served as a delegate for Pennsylvania at the meeting. She also served as a panelist on a discussion of the film, “A Place at the Table,” a documentary on food insecurity.


Baker Presents at American Public Health Association

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Jillian Lucas Baker, DrPH, assistant professor of public health, co-presented her research, “Development and Pilot Testing of a Barbershop-Based HIV Prevention Intervention for Young Adult African American men,” at the 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association in Boston in November.

Baker also co-presented, “Parental Perspectives of Youth Bullying: Thoughts on Influences and Strategies for Response. Her poster, “HIV Testing as  Predictor of HIV Risk Perception Among Americans, 1993-2000,” was also presented.


Mary Wilby Successfully Defends Dissertation

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Mary Wilby, Ph.D., MSN, RN, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, entitled, “Among the Missing: The Experiences of Vietnamese American Nursing Students.” Wilby is earning her Ph.D in Interdisciplinary Studies from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati.