Two Nursing School faculty projects received funding in the fall
from the School of Nursing Alumni Associations Innovative
Teaching Awards. Audrey Snyder and Arlene Keeling
received funding to teach acute care nurse practitioner students
to perform chest tube insertions and needle chest compressions
in the classroom instead of a clinical setting. Beth White received
funding to develop a program to address the shortage of intensive
care clinicians by adding fourth-year nursing students to clinical
rotations in the coronary care unit of the Heart Center.
awards were also announced for the spring cycle. Registered nurses
Shelley Huffstutler and John Kirchgessner received
funding to help primary care nursing students develop and implement
community-based health care intervention projects designed to
improve the health of an entire community. Registered nurse Carol
Lynn Maxwell-Thompson received funding to train select students
and faculty as CPR instructors.
Edgar A. Starke Jr., Oglesby Professor of Materials Science
and Engineering, has been named a fellow of the Minerals, Metals
and Materials Society, that organizations highest award.
Starke is recognized for his work with the metallurgy of light-structured
alloys, and mechanisms of fatigue and fracture as well as his
efforts in education.
Dr. Sarah Corley, associate professor of internal medicine,
has been named governor-elect, beginning in 2003, of the Virginia
chapter of the American College of Physicians-American Society
of Internal Medicine.
Debra Gillilan, a project manager at Facilities
Management, was certified as a Virginia Construction Contracting
Officer in the Commonwealth following an all-day exam on
state construction procurement at the Bureau of Capital Outlay
Management in Richmond.
Lester A. Hoel, the L.A. Lacy Distinguished Professor of
Engineering, was recently honored by the Council of University
Transportation Centers for his contributions to university transportation
education and research. Hoel, considered a pioneer in surface
transportation design and engineering, is past head of the School
of Engineering and Applied Sciences department of civil