Nursing/Health Sciences

Juniors participate in inaugural White Coat Ceremony

The School of Nursing in Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences held its inaugural White Coat Ceremony for junior nursing majors Jan. 14 in the Robert Carr Chapel. June Marshall ’97 (DNP ’11), nurse scientist at Texas Health Resources, spoke at the ceremony. Recent TCU nursing alumni assisted with presenting the white coats. The… Read more »

Online Nursing Graduate Program rises in rankings

U.S. News & World Report today announced that Texas Christian University’s online graduate nursing program has been ranked 20, up 24 spots from 44 last year. Program rankings consider student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology and admissions selectivity. “I attribute this increased recognition to the dedication of our faculty… Read more »

Research shows more recess improves learning outcomes

Recess is so much more than monkey bars and freeze tag, and Debbie Rhea, professor of kinesiology, associate dean for Health Sciences and Research and director of the LiiNK Project, is leading the movement to add more mandatory recesses for a half-dozen schools in North Texas. Learn more about the LiiNK Project in this story… Read more »

Nov. 17 panel to explore global impact of healthcare

As part of TCU’s Discovering Global Citizenship initiative, a panel of five experts in global healthcare relief will discuss their efforts and share insights. The free event, which is co-presented by the College of Science & Engineering and the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, is open to all TCU students, faculty and staff. Giving Thanks. Giving… Read more »

Why a Texas professor encourages more play for better learners

If you ask American kids what their favorite subject in school is, their excited reply is often “recess!” And that isn’t a bad thing — physical activity boosts brain function, improving development, academic performance and creativity in the classroom. So why do students in this country get so little playtime? Debbie Rhea, associate dean of… Read more »

Best-selling author, medical expert to give Green Honors Chair lecture

Art, Assassination, and America: How Transparency Disrupts an Industry and Changes a Nation Dr. Marty Makary, an advocate for transparency in medicine and common-sense solutions to health care’s problems, will present the Green Honors Chair lecture Nov. 5. A reception and book signing begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the presentation in the… Read more »

Harris College appoints assistant deans

Susan Weeks, dean of the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, has announced the appointment of two new assistant deans. Hylda Nugent, associate professor of professional practice, has accepted a three-year appointment as the assistant dean for Administrative and Clinical Affairs. Chris Watts, professor and director of the Davies School of Communication Sciences &… Read more »

Fort Worth team to focus on improving health care for older residents

Courtesy of UNT HSC Newsroom TCU will team up with the UNT Health Science Center, JPS Health Network and the United Way’s Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County to transform geriatric care in North Texas by improving medical training and health-care delivery for the region’s rapidly growing population of older residents. The unique collaboration is among initiatives… Read more »

Harris College mourns passing of William “Bill” Ryan, emeritus professor

Harris College is saddened to share that William “Bill” Ryan, emeritus professor of communication sciences and disorders, passed away Thursday, June 18. Ryan was a beloved professor who taught from 1996 until his retirement in 2009. He received his degree from Purdue University. During his time at TCU, he served as chair of the department of communication sciences and disorders (now the… Read more »

Chris Watts named a Fellow by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Dr. Christopher Watts, professor and director of the Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, was recently named a Fellow by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Fellowship is one of the highest honors the organization bestows. “I am honored and humbled by this recognition,” said Watts. “The list of those who have been recognized as ASHA Fellow is… Read more »