PhD Student Receives Jonas Global Fellowship

University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing PhD student Tammie Conley was selected to receive a Jonas Global Fellowship. The Jonas Global Fellowship, funded by the Jonas Center, provides global health research experiences for graduate nursing students. Tammie and her advisor Dr. Maithe Enriquez traveled to the Dominican Republic in October 2014 to evaluate the effectiveness of a hypertension screening and intervention program for sugarcane workers in the bateyes of the Dominican Republic. 

PhD Candidate Selected as Fellow

Briana Snyder, PhD candidate at the MU Sinclair School of Nursing, was selected as a New Nursing Faculty Fellow by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The fellowship includes a grant to support her scholarship in her new tenure-track position at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. Snyder’s research interests involve women with Dissociative Identity Disorder and their experiences as victims of Intimate Partner Violence in adulthood. 

Ms. Snyder is mentored at the Sinclair School of Nursing by Dr. Deborah Finfgeld-Connett, PhD, RN, FAAN.

Student Presents at Aids Care Conference

Da’Vonya Wilson, a seventh semester student in the traditional BSN program, represent the Sinclair School of Nursing during the poster session at the Association of Nurses in Aids Care Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Wilson is also a McNair Scholar, and her poster, “Peers Keep It Real,” represents her research work with Dr. Maithe Enriquez. This research focuses on using peer educators to improve medication adherence in individuals with HIV.

Beloved SSON Staff Member Passes Away

It is with profound sadness that we announce that our beloved Thom Bowling, Executive Assistant Student Services, collapsed this morning, and after concerted resuscitation efforts in our MUHC Emergency Room, Thom was unable to be revived. This death comes as a shock to all of us. Thom just turned 59 and served the SSON for 13 years. He was the welcoming face for students and families in our front office and was so loved by all. Information about the memorial and where to send condolences will be forthcoming.