During the past several weeks, students, faculty, and the nursing program as a whole gained the interest of local media outlets.
First, Yang Li, a postdoctoral fellow spoke to KOMU about the model she has developed to help psychiatrists better understand their female post-traumatic stress disorder patients.
Li began her research about women and PTSD while she was a doctoral student at the University of Michigan.
Li said her research focused on two stress-related hormones, cortisol and oxytocin. These two hormones would work together when stress occurs.
“We hypothesized that if those two stress-related hormones work well and interact well, women would be more resilient to stress,” said Li. “Otherwise, they would be more likely to have PTSD.”
Next, BSN Program Director, Sherri Ulbrich, was interviewed by KRCG on Monday, May 6, to address how the Sinclair School of Nursing is working to educate more nurses and combat the national nursing shortage.
“We’re really combating it from two different standpoints: increasing our student enrollment as well as increasing the number of nurse educators,” Ulbrich said.
As for increasing student enrollment, Ulbrich said the school has to turn away students because the program has outgrown its building. The University of Missouri Board of Curators recently approved a $30 million plan to replace the building.