Associate Professor Inducted as AAN Fellow

Oct. 28, 2013

Columbia, Mo. — Maithe Enriquez, an associate professor in the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing (MU SSON), was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing Oct. 19 at the Academy’s 40th annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Enriquez, a nurse practitioner, volunteers one day a week at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, where she provides primary care for adults living with HIV disease. She has focused her research and clinical career on enhancing health outcomes for underserved low-income individuals of color and individuals living with HIV disease. Her research largely centers on medication adherence among HIV patients.

“Dr. Enriquez enriches our complement of faculty here at the Sinclair School of Nursing,” says Judith Fitzgerald Miller, dean. “She provides a great service through her expertise as a nurse practitioner and commitment to the inner city population. Her research is grounded in practice and has immediate relevance and applicability.” 

Enriquez is one of 16 MU SSON faculty and emeriti who are AAN Fellows. Selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current Academy Fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed Fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominee’s nursing careers influenced health policies and the heath and well being of all.

A Look at Hip Fracture Recovery in the Elderly

Oct. 10, 2013

An interview with Associate Professor Lori Popejoy was recently featured on www.elderbranch.com. Popejoy discussed her paper, Patterns and problems associated with transitions after hip fracture in older adults. She wrote the paper, along with Karen Marek of the ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation, and Jill Scott-Cawiezell of the University of Iowa College of Nursing.

School Raises Scholarship Funds with Annual Golf Tournament

Oct. 7, 2013

Columbia, Mo. — The MU Sinclair School of Nursing (MU SSON) raised $23,000 for student scholarships through the 13th Annual Fund the Drive for Nurses Golf Tournament Sept. 30 at Columbia Country Club.

“This year’s event was another success. We had a beautiful day on the golf course with friends of the school while raising funds for student scholarships,” said Dean Judith Fitzgerald Miller. “We are grateful so many people in Columbia and beyond know the value of nursing education and support the Sinclair School of Nursing.”

Tournament proceeds benefit Fund the Drive for Nurses Scholarships and the Dean’s Fund for Excellence. Miller’s Professional Imaging/Mpix was the title sponsor for this year’s tournament. The tournament drew more than 70 participants and volunteers including Lisa Piccone, a presenting sponsor and owner of PIC-1 Medical, and a team representing presenting sponsors University of Missouri Health Care and University Physicians.

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