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La Salle’s Speech-Language Clinic Featured on NBC10

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As part of Autism Awareness Month in April, Philadelphia’s NBC10 featured the speech-language clinic at La Salle, which is part of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Sharon Greis, M.S., CCC/SLP, BRS-S, a speech-language pathologist and clinical supervisor at the clinic, was interviewed regarding Philadelphia Councilman Derek Green’s son, Julian, who has autism. Looking for the support needed for Julian, the Green family turned to the speech-language clinic.

Zupenda Davis, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, Appears on My Fox Philly

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Zupenda Davis, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, Director of La Salle’s bachelors in public health program, appeared on My Fox Philly 29 on March 4, 2015 to discuss the upcoming Women of the Dream event. The Women of the Dream event, 2015 Teen Girl Summit: Camden Girls on the Road to Success, will gather 250 girls from schools, churches and organizations throughout the Camden, N.Jj area including Camden High School, Woodrow Wilson High School, the Rutgers Future Scholars program, and Camden Center for Youth Development. The participants, primarily African-American girls ages 13-18, will enjoy a day of workshops, mentorship, and fun with discussions on teen pregnancy prevention, healthy relationships, setting high expectations, health and wellness, and more. Parents and other adult attendees are also able to participate in the 2015 Teen Girl Summit with workshops on topics including improving communication and family relationships, mental health in the black community and financial literacy. To view the interview, click here.

Zupenda Davis Featured in The Philadelphia Tribune

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Zupenda Davis, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, Director of La Salle’s bachelors in public health program, was recently awarded the Red Ribbon Community Leader Award from the Community Advisory Board of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Center for AIDS Research. The Philadelphia Tribune ran a story about Davis’ work and her award in their March 10, 2014 edition.  You can view the article here.

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.