Sharing the news and events and celebrating the people and accomplishments of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
The latest issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing magazine introduces the leadership of the new Institute for Policy Solutions at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Plus, meet three Air Force Academy grads taking wing in the MSN program, a DNP student with the wind in her sails, and a PhD student guiding parents of today in raising the parents of tomorrow.
Professor Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb received the Kathleen Dracup Distinguished Lecture and Exemplary Career in Mentoring Award at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2023 conference in Philadelphia. Dr. Himmelfarb, Sarah E. Allison Endowed Professor, earned the award for her work with early-career scientists. Congratulations!
Faculty and staff celebrating birthdays this month include Adam Beaman, Winter Blackmon-Ware, Chakra Budhathoki, Judi Damask, Ellie Decker, Pooja Deshpande, Maria Docal, Adrianna Dunnock, Michelle Hanna, Ginger Hanson, Michael Hillman, Katherine Hoover, Katherine Marx, Jessica Peters, Natalie Regier, Francisco Reyes, Denise Rosado, Nancy Russell, Tammy Slater, Kathryn Taylor, Carrie Tudor, Rebecca Wright, and Donald Young. Happy Birthday to all!
Through the end of the year, purchase $10 gift cards from Fresh Express in the Pinkard lobby for $8 and receive a 10 percent JHSON discount when using one (35 percent total savings). Also, on Mondays and Fridays until 2024, get half-priced hot and iced coffee (excludes espresso).
Assistant Professor Bushra Sabri received the Translational Science Award from the Research Society for the Prevention of Firearm-Related Harms at the group’s November 2023 gathering in in Chicago. Congratulations!
Carley Pysher (left in image) joins the SON this week as a senior research program coordinator, coming from the Bloomberg School of Public Health and House of Ruth, Maryland. Amber Browder also joins the SON as senior research assistant. Welcome, Amber and Carley!
Assistant Professor Leigh Montejo, DNP, FNP-BC, has been appointed interim Track Coordinator in the DNP Advanced Practice Program for the Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track, following an extensive internal selection process. An educator since 2015, Dr Montejo has experience in distance education and the incorporation of innovation, simulation, and technology to promote student engagement and improve learning outcomes in remote learning environments.
As a nationally certified family nurse practitioner since 2011, Dr. Montejo has been committed to improving care access through clinical practice in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), the Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System, and convenience care clinics. Her current clinical practice is in employer-sponsored onsite wellness clinics. Dr. Montejo implements evidence-based best practices in her roles as an educator and clinician, and her scholarly interests include online nursing education and competency evaluation, health care simulation and technology, and interventions to improve primary care access and patient health outcomes.