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.
Congratulations to nursing Bachelor of Science graduate Eliah Perez for receiving the Georgia State University Kell Award at Fall Commencement. Originally from Israel, Perez is an active leader in her community away from campus. Working for Jewish Kids Groups (JKG), Perez has been involved in coordinating and teaching in their Sunday school programs for the… more »
Dr. Regena Spratling has been named the Associate Dean and Chief Academic Officer for Nursing. Dr. Spratling, who is an associate professor and has been on the Georgia State faculty since 2012, takes over leadership of the school from Dr. Susan Kelley.
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.
By Lynne Gayle
Amy Becklenberg, a family nurse practitioner and a Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student, nurtures babies with words. Her goal to help reduce the word gap in children ages 0-3 among low-income families led her to partner with Talk With Me Baby™, a… more »
By Rebecca Rakoczy
Stretch — now hold it!”
On the second floor of the DeKalb County Fire Headquarters, four students from Georgia State University School of Nursing Associate Degree Program, Perimeter College, are teaching yoga to a group of firefighters. With their hectic and stressful schedules, firefighters often need reminders and tips to stay healthy,… more »
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 to receive surgery in the United States. Her… more »
Hanan Waite, nurse alumna, and member of the first Georgia State University “40 under 40” class makes saving mothers and babies both her passion and profession. Waite, B.S. ’08, is a neonatal nurse, founder and director of Earth’s Angels, a non-profit organization aimed at reducing infant and mother deaths, one mother and baby at a… more »
Dr. Fayron Epps, assistant professor of nursing, received an Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant (AARG-D) for her project, “Dementia-Friendly Faith Villages to Support African American Families.” Dr. Epps and colleagues will design and test the feasibility of a dementia-friendly, faith village worship service. They will examine how dementia-friendly, faith village worship services support the well-being… more »
Congratulations to Josie Doss for receiving the Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing degree from the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions in December 2017.
Dr. Doss is an assistant professor of nursing at Georgia College in Milledgeville, where she coordinates the obstetrics and senior practicum courses for undergraduate nursing students. Her research interests… more »