Nursing/Health Sciences

A Lesson from KinderFrogs

By Andrea Heins 2013 Harris College Magazine Venturing beyond the walls of the Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic, students in the Communication Sciences & Disorders program are playing and learning at KinderFrogs, the early-childhood program that serves young children with disabilities in the Fort Worth community. The children range in age from 18 months to… Read more »

Rankin Lectureship explores benefits of interprofessional education

An annual program of the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, the W.F. “Tex” and Pauline Rankin Lectureship in Nursing provides complimentary Continuing Nursing Education. This year, Brenda Zierler, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, will present “Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice” at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, in the Dee J. Kelly Alumni and Visitor… Read more »

Sports medicine conference coming to campus Feb. 27-28

The Department of Kinesiology will host the 2014 annual meeting of the Texas Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) at the BLUU on Thursday, Feb. 27 and Friday, Feb. 28. All students and instructors with an interest in health, sports medicine, physical therapy, athletic training and the use of “exercise as… Read more »

Former National Association of Social Work CEO to speak Feb. 26

Sometimes it can be easy to forget that caregivers need care, too. Dr. Elizabeth Clark, immediate past CEO of the National Association of Social Work, will discuss the emotional impact of being a professional helper on Feb. 26 when she comes to the TCU campus as a Green Honors Chair. Her presentation, “The Hidden Grief… Read more »

Expert on deaf education presenting lecture series Feb. 19-20

Dr. Marc Marschark, professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and director of the Center for Education Resource partnerships, will be on campus as the Green Honors Chair for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. He will give a series of free public lectures on Feb. 19 and 20. On Wednesday, Feb…. Read more »

Dr. Susan Weeks named acting dean of Harris College

Dr. Susan Weeks has been named acting dean of the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences while Dean Paulette Burns is out on extended medical leave. In her absence, Dr. Weeks will cover the dean’s responsibilities of supervising day-to-day College operations, managing partner relationships and guiding academic programs. Students, faculty and partners of the… Read more »

How much does eating speed matter? Depends on your weight

Around the start of the New Year, it seems everyone is fighting the battle of the bulge. Obesity is an epidemic in the United States, and its rapid rise may partly be due to an increase in reported energy intake. Put simply– we eat more than we used to, so we weigh more. One possible… Read more »

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Societies

By Vicky Wang, communications intern A panel discussion titled Healthy Mothers, Healthy Societies, co-sponsored by Harris College’s Department of Social Work, was held Sept. 4 in the BLUU and focused on the importance of maternal health around the world. The event featured Rep. Kay Granger as the keynote speaker, with panel guests Michael Gerson, Washington… Read more »

Learning through play

Kinesiology Professor Debbie Rhea launches pilot program to improve education with more playtime. By Kathryn Hopper Maybe the best way to help students learn is to let them play. That’s the approach being studied by Debbie Rhea, professor and associate dean for health sciences and research in Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences. She… Read more »

Diane Ackall Hawley ’81 honored with Wassenich Award

Diane Ackall Hawley ’81, associate professor of professional practice in nursing, received the Wassenich Award for Mentoring in the TCU Community at Fall Convocation last week. Another Harris College professor, Christopher Watts, was honored with the award last year. Hawley earned her BSN at TCU and went on to earn her MSN at Texas Woman’s… Read more »